3 Ways to Have Fun in One Summer Day

There are so many things you can do with sticks. There are even more things to do with kids to have fun. Combine stick things and kid-things (kids-of-any-age things) and you get even better fun. Today we painted driftwood sticks in colorful stripes and splotches. Tomorrow we are going to turn these sticks into hanging mobile-like sculptures. Check out our summer kid-friendly art project.

Paint Sample Art — Butterflies Celebrate Summer Solstice

Find out how to make an easy, do-it-yourself art project from free paint samples, paper punches and a large piece of foam core. This colorful butterfly swarm is a kid-friendly activity. We made it in a couple of hours, including time to get the paint samples at Home Depot.

Kid’s Art: DIY Painted Tiles, written by Ema and Adia

Add more colors and blow them around

Would you like to have some totally colorful tiles hanging on your wall? Our mom wanted something for her office wall so we made these colorful, nice tiles for her. This is a fun painting activity that kids or grownups will enjoy doing. Check out our do-it-yourself article about painting tiles with alcohol inks.

Homestyle Art Fun: Ink Painted Tiles

First full day of homestyle art and summer fun at the Broadway Bungalow. Today we made the coolest painted tiles using alcohol inks and straws (Adia named our technique Strawmania.) We also made snacks, sun tea and friendship bracelets, watched the Lorax and built a campfire. Check out Ema and Adia’s gorgeous triptych tiles.