The Best Summer Activity: Shower Curtain Painting

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INSIDE: Shower Curtain Painting is one of the most fun ways to paint and play this summer. Set up this unique canvas for your toddler or preschooler to paint and then wash!

Shower Curtain Painting

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Shower Curtain Painting

How to Set Up Shower Curtain Painting Outdoor Activity

For this outdoor painting activity you’ll need a clear shower curtain liner and some strong string or twine. I thread the twine through the holes in the shower curtain leaving enough to tie the curtain to my fence posts on either side across my yard.

Shower Curtain Painting

I wanted this to be away from the fence in the middle of the yard, for something new. Then I tied the twine to my fence posts making sure to pull tight so that the curtain was as high and as secure as possible.

Watch my kids paint here:

To prevent the curtain liner from blowing in the wind I secured it on the bottom with a few large rocks. Then I brought out my washable paint spill proof cups with some brushes.

Shower Curtain Painting

At first my kids weren’t sure what to make of the set up. I helped them by showing them how they could paint on the shower curtain surface. It was a different medium from what they are used to as well. Painting on a surface that moves was fun and a little frustrating for them. But once they got the hang of it they really got into this painting activity.

Shower Curtain Painting

Clean Up

I love a good activity that keeps on giving. I decided to let them clean off the paint once they were done using sponges and soapy water. This arguably was more fun than paining!

Shower Curtain Painting
Shower Curtain Painting

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.


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2 comments on “The Best Summer Activity: Shower Curtain Painting”

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      Yes unused washable paints. The paint didn’t go on the grass. I use the bottom of the shower curtain as a drip mat.