Outdoor art ideas for the win!
Outdoor art ideas are simple, creative, and fun – a winning combination for these long days at home.
The supplies are outside, the mess is contained, and the ideas are easy on the budget.
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What can you do for free outside?
I know, there is no such thing as a free lunch. But it’s safe to say this comes pretty close and will be added to our list of 70+ Free Activities for Kids.
It began with my five-year-old collecting plants and ended with my almost seven-year-old gluing it onto a nature mural. The boys worked sporadically throughout the day weaving in and out of creating. My children took the lead, and I was able to sit back and supervise without having to be on high alert.
Nature murals are a lot like creating with paper tubes. You have the resources, and it is up to the kids to pull it all together for some fantastic process art.
Outdoor art ideas can also help clean up the garage.
You know what I mean. See these giant pieces of wood? Yep, found in the garage leftover from another project that needed to be discarded.
So after a quick search, my children found their canvas and were off!
Just like outdoor painting with kids, this can be set up in a flash and doesn’t require “all the things”. Quick setup and the kids are off.
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See his hands squeezing the glue?
This is also strengthening my child’s hands for things like tying d his shoes, buttoning his pants, and writing!
Simple practice activities like this outdoor art nature mural will help with handwriting. You can read all about simple ways to improve pencil grip right here.
The glue stick is great for grasping, but the squeeze glue is fantastic for strength. Try to incorporate liquid glue into the rotation of art supplies when you can.
Art is exceptional for kids.
Here is an educational article on why art is good for kids. Inside you will see how art influences everything from lifelong skills to how it builds empathy.
I can see when my kids have the chance to create, they have a better understanding of their environment, how objects come together, and their behavior is calmed.