30+ Easy Outdoor Art Projects for Kids

Looking for easy outdoor art projects your kids will love? Check out these creative and colourful art activity ideas for kids of all ages!

AHEAD: Looking for fun and easy outdoor art projects that your kids will love? Check out these fantastic creative, colourful and just plain old fun art activity ideas that your can easily outdoors with toddlers, preschoolers and older kids this spring and summer!

Get Creative Outside

One of the best parts about the weather getting warmer is the opportunity to do messy and colourful art outside! I love a good messy art project but I rarely let them happen inside my house! But spring time is the perfect time for outdoor art and I guarantee that your kids will enjoy many of the projects in this list.

Sponge Painted Rainbow Fish: Outdoor Summer Art

I could go on about the benefits of messy play or the benefits of process art for kids or even the benefits of outdoor play for kids, but really is that what you came here for? You already know how great art and outdoor play is for your kids and all you need now are the ideas.

So enough talk! Let’s get to the projects!

Outdoor Art Projects for Kids

  1. Outdoor Art Projects for Kids using Salt – Buggy and Buddy
  2. Bubble Painting Process Art Activity – Fun Learning For Kids
  3. Make Tricycle Circle Artwork with Kids! – Pink Stripey Socks
  4. Cotton Ball Painting – Chaos and the Clutter
  1. Bubble Wrap Body Slam Painting – Chaos and the Clutter
  2. Stomping Bubble Wrap Painting (VIDEO) – The Soccer Mom Blog
  3. Paint Rolling On a Slide – A Fun Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids – Messy Little Monsters
  4. Graffiti Art for Kids – Playground Park Bench
  1. Ball Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Make Your Own Nature Paint Brushes – Nature Art Painting for Kids – Messy Little Monsters
  3. Swatter Mural Art – Playground Park Bench
  4. Easy Sun Prints STEM Activity – Creative Family Fun
  1. Planet Earth Big World: Art + Play Project for Kids – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Water Balloon Painting: Outdoor Summer Art Activity – Lets Lasso The Moon
  3. Puffy Sidewalk Paint – The Best Ideas for Kids
  4. Rainy Day Process Art – Pink Stripey Socks
  1. Shadow Art for Kids – The Best Ideas for Kids
  2. Paint the Sky – Sew Liberated
  3. Make Sun Prints – PBS Kids
  4. Slide Drawing – Tinkerlad

More Creative Outdoor Art Projects For Kids

  1. DIY Cardboard Bird Feeder – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Big Art: Painting with your Feet! – Fun At Home With Kids
  3. Rainbow Wind Chimes Made with Sticks – a Fun Nature Craft for Kids – Happy Hooligans
  4. Salt Dough Snakes Craft – Frugal Fun for Boys
  1. Shadow Sidewalk Chalk Art – Rhythms of Play
  2. Stained Glass Sidewalk Chalk Art with Kids – Your Modern Family
  3. Giant Painting Outdoor Art Project – Busy Toddler
  4. Spray Bottle Painting – Adventure In a Box
  1. Big Art Project for Toddlers: Ribbon Painting – Hands On a You Grow
  2. Popped Bubble Art – Broogly
  3. Paint Filled Eggs Art Activity – Growing a Jewled Rose
  4. Splat Art – Fun A Day
  1. Catapult Painting – Fun A Day
  2. Erupting Baking Soda Paint Recipe – Learn Play Imagine
  3. Ice Painting Art Activity – The Play Based Mom
  4. Balloon Splatter Painting with Tools – Hello Wonderful
  5. Sponge Painted Rainbow Fish – Happy Toddler Playtime



Author: Mandisa Watts

Hello! I'm Mandisa, I'm the founder of Happy Toddler Playtime and author of Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids, The Big Riddle Book for Kids and Super STEAM Activity Book. I'm also the TV host and producer of Curious Crafting (nominated for Best Live Action Preschool Series in April 2023). I share fun and easy kids crafts, sensory, learning and STEAM activity ideas for busy parents, caregivers and teachers. I also share fun riddles for kids!

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