Summer is just around the corner, and we all want to give our kids amazing camp experiences.
But maybe you don’t want to pay the pricey cost for in-person art camp, or you just don’t have the time to take your kids to camp every day!
So, instead of just watching endless movies and moping around all summer, we’re making our own DIY summer camps!
This week’s theme is DIY art summer camp for kids!
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.
You’ll also want to check out the ultimate list of summer STEM activities and the ultimate list of summer science experiments.
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.
At-Home Art 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
Art Summer Camp Day 1: Color Theory
Lesson Plan: Color Theory Lesson
Activity: Playdough Color Theory
Craft:Color Changing Discovery Bottles
Art Camp for Kids Day 2: Drawing
Lesson Plan: Principles of Design
Activity: 1 Minute Drawing Challenge
Craft: Handprint Drawings
Snack: Toast Drawings
Art Camp Day 3: Painting
Lesson Plan: Painting Lesson
Craft: Bubble Painting
Snack: Art Palette Cookies
At-Home Art Camp Day 4: Pottery
Lesson Plan: Introduction to Clay
Activity: Kool-Aid Play Dough
Craft: Clay Sea Turtles
Snack: Flower Pot Cookies
Art Summer Camp Ideas At Home Day 5: Abstract Art
Lesson Plan: Picasso Portrait Lesson
Activity: Kool-Aid Abstract Art
Craft: Scrape Painting
Snack: Rainy Day Plate Snack
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