Outdoor Painting fun & Easy summer activity

Outdoor painting is a great summer activity, that is not only super fun, but also extremely easy to set up. Great for us, that it’s already summer! For anyone with backyard, outdoor painting is a must. But also parents and kids who live in the cities can make their evening walks more exiting and add an art touch to their summer routine. Every artist was first an amateur, so let’s start there.

Outdoor painting summer activity

Aiden shows you how. We set up our outdoor painting activity during our beautiful evening walk on our beautiful beach around the corner.


So, here is what you need for this simple activity

Hand paint for kids

Aiden used here acrylic paint, but also water colours work great. All you need are the 3 primary colours, but we added green as well.

Outdoor painting summer activity


Every artist needs a canvas, so we used our sketch block paper.

Paint Brushes with a Paint tray

We used paint brushes with a paint tray and we mean the ones you buy from the hardware store. Easier to clean them up from the sand. Why from the sand? Because your little artist might start to paint seashells on the beach too…


An easel is not so easy to carry around, but a simple line fits in your pocket.

Outdoor painting summer activity


Few wooden clothespins to set up your line easel.

That’s it. All in all, not so much to carry around in a small bag during your evening walk.


Tie the line around two beach umbrellas and set up the painting station for your little artist.

Sit down and enjoy the beautiful evening on the beach enjoying the art work of your child. Best thing – when they get dirty, they just have tons of water to get clean.

Wondering what else you can do with your child? Try out some of these DIY and Art toddler activities or something more practical like our one potato two potatoes activity.

Keep calm and back in action!