Creative Summer Art Ideas for Kids

This collection of summer art ideas for kids is filled with creative and fun project ideas! There are art projects and painting ideas for kids of all ages that use different types of art materials and techniques. Art projects using watercolors, chalk pastels, acrylic paint, and mixed media.

We love creating and exploring with different art supplies and techniques. If you are looking for more art projects to try, take a look at our ultimate collection of amazing art projects for kids!

A variety of summer art projects for kids and tweens that shows a palm tree painting, flower art, shell watercolor painting, dragonfly craft, ice cream painted rocks, chalk pastel jellyfish art.

Take a look below for amazing summer painting ideas, colorful flower art, rock painting crafts, and more using fun and easy techniques that kids will love. Ideas for kids of all ages and abilities that are perfect for the classroom or at home.

Creative Summer Art Ideas for Kids

This collection of summer art ideas for kids is filled with colorful and fun project ideas! There are art projects for kids of all ages that use different types of art materials and techniques.

Tropical Palm Tree Fork Painting for Kids to Make

This tropical palm tree fork painting is so fun for kids to make! A great summer art project for older kids and tweens that uses a unique painting technique.

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Colorful Q-tip Painted Dragonfly Craft

This q-tip painted dragonfly craft is a fun and easy summer activity. Kids will have fun designing their dragonfly wings, each one will be unique.

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Chalk Pastel Jellyfish Art Project

Create this colorful jellyfish art project with just a few simple supplies and easy chalk pastel techniques. A great ocean art activity kids will love to make!

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Easy Watercolor Shell Painting for Kids

Make an adorable mini watercolor shell painting for a fun summer art project! Learn easy watercolor techniques. Step-by-step tutorial and photos included.

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Create stunning chalk pastel sunsets with kids

Create gorgeous chalk pastel sunsets with simple techniques. A great summer art project idea.

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How to Make a Beautiful Watercolor Flower Painting

Kids will love creating this gorgeous watercolor flower painting! Use easy watercolor techniques to make this colorful art project that is perfect for spring or summer.

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The Cutest Watermelon Painted Rocks for Kids to Make

Adorable watermelon painted rocks for kids to make. An easy and fun summer craft that kids will love creating!

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How to Make Adorable Ice Cream Painted Rocks

Kids will have a blast making these adorable ice cream painted rocks! A simple and fun summer craft.

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Orange Tree Cotton Ball Painting

Kids will love creating this orange tree cotton ball painting with gorgeous shades of green and orange! Free printable template included!

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Easy Marbled Seashell Art for Kids

This seashell art is a fun and engaging summer craft! Kids will love creating gorgeous marbled seashells with their beach treasures.

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Colorful Flamingo Scrape Painting with Printable

Make this fun flamingo scrape painting with bright bold colors, torn paper, and paper straws! A perfect summer craft for kids.

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Easy Watercolor Flowers for Kids to Make

These easy watercolor flowers are a fun and colorful art project for kids of all ages! An excellent beginner watercolor project using easy techniques.

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Gorgeous Chalk Pastel Flower Art for Kids to Make

Kids will make beautiful chalk pastel flower art with easy pastel techniques. Create this dramatic art project with bright pastels on black paper.

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Sunset Silhouette Watercolor Painting Idea for Kids

This sunset silhouette watercolor painting will have kids learning and exploring blending with watercolors. A fun summer art idea!

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Bright & Fun Watercolor Resist Citrus Painting for Kids

Kids will love making this fun watercolor resist citrus painting with bright colors! Learn easy watercolor techniques with oil pastels to create this beautiful art project.

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Cute and Cheerful Cactus Painting for Kids

This cactus painting is so fun for kids to create! A great art project for kids and tweens that only uses a few simple supplies.

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Colorful and Easy Flower Painted Rocks to Make

Colorful flower painted rocks that are easy to make using only a few simple supplies. Step by step easy to follow tutorial. A fun summer craft kids will love!

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Adorable Cactus Painted Rocks for Kids to Make

These cactus painted rocks are a fun and easy art project kids will love! A great craft idea for older kids and tweens. Step-by-step, easy to follow tutorial.

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Easy Straw Flower Painting for Kids to Make

This straw flower painting for kids is an easy art project for spring, summer, and Mother's Day! Using a straw to paint the flowers is a fun and unique technique that kids will love.

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Field of Flowers Painting Idea for Kids to Make

This field of flowers painting idea for kids is perfect for spring or summer! Kids will use unique painting techniques using paper straws and a fork.

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Spin Painting Canada Day Craft

Kids of all ages will have tons of fun spin painting and making cool patterns with this Canada Day craft.

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Canada Day Chalk Pastel Art Project for Kids

Create this stunning Canada Day chalk pastel art with only a few simple supplies! Kids of all ages will love using chalk pastels to make this super easy art project.

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Canada Day Printable Wand Craft for Kids to Make

Kids will have fun making this easy Canada Day printable wand craft that can also be used as a noisemaker! A fun paper craft kids will love with 5 mix and match designs to choose from.

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4th of July Chalk Pastel Art for Kids

Create this bright and bold 4th of July chalk pastel art with only a few simple supplies! Kids of all ages will love using chalk pastels to make this super easy patriotic craft.

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4th of July Printable Wand Craft for Kids to Make

Kids will have fun making this easy 4th of July printable wand craft that can also be used as a noisemaker! 5 mix and match designs to choose from.

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Colorful Firework Painting for Kids to Make

Kids will love making this fun and engaging firework painting to celebrate the 4th of July or Canada Day! Use an easy cardboard printing technique and a few simple supplies.

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Festive Chalk Pastel Fireworks Art Project

Make this brightly colored chalk pastel fireworks art for a fun and easy art project kids will love! Perfect for New Years, the 4th of July, or Canada Day.

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3D Paper Fireworks Craft with Printable

Make this colorful festive fireworks craft that kids will love! An easy and fun paper craft to celebrate the 4th of July or Canada Day.

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I hope you had a chance to check out some of the ideas above and are inspired to give some a try!

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SOME OF MY FAVORITE ART SUPPLIES

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There are a ton of art supplies out there for kids, it’s hard to know what to choose! Below are some of my favorite supplies to get you started. 

• Watercolor paint set & liquid watercolors

• Watercolor paper

• Chalk Pastels

• Black drawing paper

• White cardstock

• Acrylic paint set

• Oil pastels

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Different summer art ideas for kids using watercolors, acrylic paint, and chalk pastels.

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