Summer is just around the corner, and we all want to give our kids amazing camp experiences.
But have you checked the price of summer camp lately?
I don’t want to have to make the choice between summer camp for my kids and college. So, instead of sending my kids to pricey summer camps, we’re making our own at-home summer camps!
This week’s theme is DIY art summer camp.
Kids will love learning all about the basics of art and getting their hands dirty in this super-fun, simple art camp that any parent can recreate for their kids.
DIY Art Summer Camp
Use the ideas in this post to make your very own art summer camp at home! Invite kids in the neighborhood or your friends over for a week of art-themed camp fun! Kids will love participating in this super-fun day camp right in their neighborhood.
DIY Summer Camp Sample Schedule
Your camp can either run for half a day, or a full day, depending on your availability. These camp samples are ideal for 3-hour camp blocks taking place one day a week for five days. Use the sample schedule included, or create your own!
Arrival: Free exercise (drawing, painting, experimenting)
Session 1: Lesson
Session 2: Activity
Session 3: Snack
Session 4: Craft
Day 1: Color Theory
Lesson Plan: Color Theory Lesson from The Art of Ed
Activity: Playdough Color Theory from Small Potatoes
Craft:Color Changing Discovery Bottles from Preschool Inspirations
Snack: Rainbow Cupcakes from Schooling a Monkey
Day 2: Drawing
Lesson Plan: Principles of Design from Kinder Art
Activity: 1 Minute Drawing Challenge from Tinker Lab
Craft: Handprint Drawings from Fun Handprint Art Blog
Snack: Toast Drawings from Messy Little Monster
Day 3: Painting
Lesson Plan: Painting Lesson from Eco Kids Art
Activity: Pendulum Painting from Handmade Kids Art
Craft: Bubble Painting from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Snack: Art Palette Cookies from Arts and Crackers
Day 4: Pottery
Lesson Plan: Introduction to Clay from Haring Kids
Activity: Kool-Aid Play Dough from Kids Activities Blog
Craft: Clay Sea Turtles from Buggy and Buddy
Snack: Flower Pot Cookies from The Gunny Sack
Day 5: Abstract Art
Lesson Plan: Picasso Portrait Lesson from Teach Kids Art
Activity: Kool-Aid Abstract Art from Fun at Home with Kids
Craft: Scrape Painting from Arty Crafty Kids
Snack: Rainy Day Plate Snack from Little Food Junction