In the spirit of things that go boom, crash and splash, here are some of my favorite messy art activities for kids (click on the pictures to see the full activities):
Balloon Paint Splatter
If Jackson Pollock used a balloon instead of a brush this is what you’d get. Want to make it extra messy? After the art-making is over pop the paint-covered balloon for your child. Caution!!!!! It’s nearly impossible to find anything messier than a popping painted balloon. Do this outside. It’s been weeks since I did this and I’m still finding paint splatters everywhere.
Frozen Primary Colors
Make up a batch of red, yellow and blue ice cubes. Use food coloring to make primary color cups of water. Combine the two in a super-splish splashy way.
Tempera Paint Shaker
See what happens when your child reuses an old plastic berry container as a paint shaker. Hint: it’s a messy masterpiece!
You don’t have to wait until July 4th to try this American art activity. So much glitter. Oh, so much glitter.
Explore nature, using dirt as an imaginative art material.
Oil Pastel Finger Paints
They aren’t as messy as temperas, but when you mix veggie oil with them, oil pastels transform into fun finger paints.
Speaking of finger paints, here are seven ways to up the artsy ante.
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