Finding activities to do with the kids all summer long can be a challenge, and ones that you don’t need to scour the internet to find the equipment only to find that it’s unavailable in the UK, or out of stock. So with Harvey’s Furniture we’re bringing you inspiration all summer long with an activities booklet that from toady you can download from the Harvey’s Furniture site. This week all of the activities are summer themed and we’ve helped to produce two fabulous ideas for the booklet – check out our pinwheel and ever so simple ice lollies as well as fun collaborative art project that kids of all ages can do together which we are sharing today.

Collaborative Art Project for Mixed Age Kids to do this Summer

Collaborative Ocean Art Project – Materials Needed

A large canvas – places like The Works and The Range stock these cheaply
Wax Crayons
Water Colour Paints (or watered down ready mixed paint)

Collaborative Art Project for Mixed Age Kids to do this Summer

Paint Brushes

Collaborative Ocean Art Project – How to

Collaborative Art Project for Mixed Age Kids to do this Summer

With a collaborative art project you can join in especially with younger children – mine are 4 and a almost 6. I started off by framing the ocean with some sea weed at the side – I drew the outline and then the kids coloured them in with green and blue wax crayons

Collaborative Art Project for Mixed Age Kids to do this Summer

We then set about adding some fish, jelly fish and eels to the sea as well as a sandy bottom.

Collaborative Art Project for Mixed Age Kids to do this Summer

Using a white wax crayon I added in some bubbles.

Collaborative Art Project for Mixed Age Kids to do this Summer

The kids then mixed up some water colours so that it was very runny – we have water coloured blocks and tubes as well as Brusho which all create light translucent paint and perfect for this art project.

Collaborative Art Project for Mixed Age Kids to do this Summer

With the water colours mixed together the kids then painted over the canvas – we used a mix of blue and green and added it over everything on the canvas.

It was then left to dry.

Collaborative Art Project for Mixed Age Kids to do this Summer

Now it’s hanging up on our wall a piece of art work that we created together the summer that the kids were 4 and turning 6. It’s little bits like this that you can keep and cherish for the future.

Don’t forget to go and check over at Harvey’s Furniture to download the booklet as well as see some other fabulous Summer based activities all this week.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Harvey’s Furniture

Collaborative Art Project for Mixed Age Kids to do this Summer

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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