Arts and crafts are a great way for your children to get the creativity flowing, combine that with the outdoors and you can create all sorts of things. In this list, you will find ideas that everyone will love and be able to complete. Here are 30 Outdoor Arts and Crafts for Kids!
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Table of Contents
- 1. Splatter Painting
- 2. Nature Mandalas
- 3. Leaf Art
- 4. Bark Rubbing
- 5. Nature Weaving
- 6. Leaf Rubbing
- 7. Spin Art with a Bike
- 8. Outdoor Salt Art and Crafts
- 9. Outdoor Nature Faces
- 10. Seashell Mosaics
- 11. Nature Crowns
- 12. Nature Dreamcatcher
- 13. Popsicle Chalk
- 14. Airplane Arts and Crafts
- 15. Pour Painted Terracotta Pots
- 16. Pendulum Painting
- 17. Stick Wind Chime
- 18. Painted Rocks
- 19. Spiral Suncatcher
- 20. Paint the Sky
- 21. Paint Your Own Playhouse
- 22. Nature Sculptures
- 23. Sun Prints
1. Splatter Painting
The great thing about splatter painting is you can do whatever you want and use whatever you want! You can make your painting big or small, and you can paint on canvas, paper, cardboard, forts, etc. Just make sure your kids paint outdoors and not on the furniture!
2. Nature Mandalas
This unique craft is entertaining! A nature mandala is a circular piece of art that has a design that spreads from the center. You can use rocks, leaves, pinecones, flowers, etc!
3. Leaf Art
One of the simplest outdoor arts and crafts for kids is to create art with materials found in nature, like leaves and twigs!
4. Bark Rubbing
Bark rubbing is a great way for your kids to see the patterns of nature up close. All you need is a piece of paper and your preferred writing utensil.
5. Nature Weaving
Nature weaving is a great way to keep your kids busy. They’re beautiful and unique looking as well. This makes them great for decor or a gift!
6. Leaf Rubbing
This art/science project allows kids to put the anatomy of a leaf on paper! You can do this over and over again because different leaves will have different results!
7. Spin Art with a Bike
Creating arts and crafts using paint and a bicycle is a great action craft but beware because it can get very messy and should definitely be done outdoors. That’s what makes it an extremely fun outdoor arts and crafts option for the kids, too!
8. Outdoor Salt Art and Crafts
This really cool arts and crafts project is very easy to set up and complete. It will provide your kids hours of entertainment! You can just use white salt or you can dye salt to create a variety of colors.
9. Outdoor Nature Faces
Nature faces can be made anytime and anywhere. You can use almost any material but some of the more common ones include leaves, flowers, rocks, pine cones, twigs, acorns, etc.
10. Seashell Mosaics
Do you have extra seashells from your beach trips that you have no idea what to do with? If so, put those seashells to use by using them to create seashell mosaics!
11. Nature Crowns
Your children can add a new piece to their dress-up wardrobe by making nature crowns. Kids have an amazing time by being able to customize them to their own liking and personality. You can use flowers, twigs, pebbles, etc.
12. Nature Dreamcatcher
This nature dreamcatcher is a really cute piece of decor. You can add a variety of plants and materials from nature to make the entire piece stand out.
13. Popsicle Chalk
Popsicle chalk makes it easier for kids to use chalk and they glide smoothly over the concrete. You can create any colors and designs you want!
14. Airplane Arts and Crafts
Your kids will be entertained for hours with these little airplanes. They’re super easy to make and a ton of fun to play with while enjoying the outdoors!
15. Pour Painted Terracotta Pots
Have your kids create unique looking pots for the garden by pouring paint over the pots! The pots will be unique and look stylish while they are in your front or back yard or home garden.
16. Pendulum Painting
This really fun outdoor craft is super easy to do, all you need is a foam cup, scissors, string, tape, 2 chairs, a broom, a large section of paper, and a plastic tablecloth.
17. Stick Wind Chime
Easily create a wind chime with sticks found in the yard! They’re a great piece of decor that can add color to your space. They would also make a great gift!
18. Painted Rocks
You can do anything with painted rocks. You can create a story, you can play tic tac toe, you can teach, the possibilities are endless!
19. Spiral Suncatcher
This suncatcher is very easy to make and can be made with supplies found around the house. They’re another great piece of decor that can bring some cheer to your space.
20. Paint the Sky
Teach your kids about the sky with this really cool project. All you need is acrylic mirrors, foam paint, painting supplies like brushes and sponges, a water bucket, and a washcloth.
21. Paint Your Own Playhouse
You can create your own playhouse or use an existing one. Layer paper over whatever playhouse you want to paint and have your kids paint till their heart’s content!
22. Nature Sculptures
Nature sculptures are another great way for kids to see nature up close. When you create these you can either leave them as is or paint them! They make for great keepsakes in the future also!
23. Sun Prints
When the light-sensitive paper is exposed to the sun, it changes the color of the paper and leaves behind a silhouette of whatever object is on top of the paper. This craft is great for kids who love science-type projects!
24. Water Balloon Painting
This craft will make really cool art, however, be sure to stockpile lots of water balloons because they’ll go very fast! Also, be prepared to get creative with your water balloons.
25. Washable Graffiti
Hang your kids art anywhere with this washable graffiti craft!
26. Rainbow Bubble Snakes
This craft will have everyone amazed. All you need to make this is an empty water bottle, duct tape, a sock, dish soap, and food coloring.
27. Nature Paint Brushes
Create a set of DIY paintbrushes with natural materials! You can create some really cool patterns with flowers, feathers, and leaves. If you’re going to use feathers just be sure to clean them first! Nature painting is extremely fun for the whole family.
28. Foam Sand
If you’ve ever played with kinetic sand you know it can be a lot of fun. Purchasing it, unfortunately, is expensive. So why not make some at home?
29. Egg Smoke Bombs
Easily create egg smoke bombs with eggshells, powdered paint, baby powder, a glue stick, and tissue paper.
30. Sidewalk Chalk Paint
Sidewalk chalk paint is a lot more exciting than regular chalk, and fortunately, t’s easy to make. All you need is cornstarch, baking soda, water, food coloring, vinegar, squeeze bottles, and/or spray bottles.
There are 30 Outdoor Arts and Crafts for Kids! We hope these crafts inspired you. Do you have a favorite craft from this list? If so, which one is it? Have you ever done one of these crafts with your family before? If not, are you considering it? Please feel free to leave a comment, we would love to hear from you!
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