A giant painting art activity is exactly right for the summer.
Hello Giant Painting.
This activity is a quick, it’s easy, it’s fun and it’s a little bit magical in the summertime. It’s a box and some paint and it’s pretty much perfect.
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Great activities don’t need to be complicated.
It’s easy to think that kids activities need to be fancy. Pinterest is filled with gorgeous activities, but the truth is: kids just need simple.
They need simple.
They need fun.
They need engaging.
That’s what this giant painting activity is for my kids. There’s nothing fancy going on here, and yet: everything is right with this activity and for my kids.
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Making a giant painting activity is seriously so easy.
I went to my garage / small Amazon warehouse and grabbed the biggest box we had.
With a giant marker in hand, my kids started shouting out things for me to draw. We settled on “nature” themed items (which also helps because that’s about all I can draw).
Please note my flying bat-bird in the sky.
And let this be a formal PSA that kids don’t care how we draw.
We often fall back on excuses that we “aren’t good” at art or “don’t know” how to draw but let’s remember:
This is for our kids. They have star in their eyes, love in their hearts, and they aren’t the Times Art Critic.
Whatever you draw will be just fine to them.
Here’s the brief supply list:
- Washable paint (this is the brand I used here)
- Paint brushes
- Muffin tins
- Cardboard box
I taped this to my fence with duct tape (make the paint choice that’s best for you).
I always put my kids’ paint into muffin tins outside – it just makes for a great paint holder (I also used this trick when we did giant name art).
It’s a great activity to do with kids
This is such a simple activity to do with kids of all ages (mine are ages 3 – 7 years old).
It’s a special kind of kid’s activity that can span ages as easily, peacefully, and happily as this one does.
Remember, kids activities don’t need to be fancy…
A cardboard box and some paint will always be the a win for my kids, no matter how old they get.
It’s a classic and making it “large format” into a giant painting activity is one of the best ways for kids to play.