Are you kids home from school and in need of engaging activities? Or maybe you home school and want to add a little extra creativity to your summer days? Art projects are the perfect way to fill up long, sunny days on the deck, rainy days indoors, or vacations on the road.
Projects that can go from indoors to outdoors are ideal. One fabulous summer project for little ones is to make fairy houses and bug habitats out of natural materials. You can start inside by sketching a design and making a list of materials, or just improvise while you look around the backyard or a nearby park. Then pick a location where you can imagine fairies nesting or bugs working, and make them a house with natural found items. Here’s a paper version of a bug habitat we made with our Wool Felt Bug Kit and some other supplies (imagine what you could make with branches, stones and leaves!):
Our Bubble Wands Kit is another great example. You can design and make the bubble wands inside or out, and then play with them outside for hours.
Art journaling is a great way to keep the creativity flowing all summer. You can set a goal of one page a day, and throw it in a purse or tote bag to bring it along on vacations and long car rides.
Art journaling is great for all ages, and doesn’t require a big investment in materials. The Artterro Art Journal Kit makes it especially easy to get started, with helpful tips and inspiring examples included.
We love to decorate our gardens in the summer! Whether you have a small patio garden or a flourishing urban farm, your already-delightful garden will be even more beautiful with some garden art. We put copper wire and glass beads in our Garden Art Kit, which are perfect for reflecting light and adding visual interest to a potted plant. You can also make decorative plant labels out of recycled materials and collect stones to make small garden paths.
What are some of your favorite creative summer activities?