Mess: art in the garden!

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We’ve spent quite a bit of time in the garden this week, and most activities have been art based, and quite messy – so much so that I just couldn’t separate my posts this week and decided to write a big, messy, outdoorsy, fun & play post, linking up to both Messy Play for Matilda Mae and Country Kids!

The second half of the week was beautifully sunny, and the 4yo has asked to play outside each afternoon, his brother was a more reluctant participant!

In addition to the scooting, bug chasing and den making…

We’ve played with sidewalk chalk…


We’ve investigated leaves and mulch…


We’ve decorated off cuts of wood (from last weekends bench making) with glitter glue and chalk… To be fair to the 6yo, this was actually his idea :)


My planned messy play activity for this week was edible finger paints and you can find out how I got on making the paint here.

I rolled out some paper on the path, got the edible paints organised and put some Crayola finger paints out for the boys to use.

The wee girl wasn’t really too sure about it…


But the boys got stuck straight in…


And here is the art work, which the boys are very proud of, over the course of its creation!

This weeks Messy Play for Matilda Mae is being hosted by the lovely Susanne at Ghostwritermummy, please click on the badge below to link up and to read the other fantastic posts.
Messy Play for Matilda Mae

I am also linking up with Coombe Mill’s Country Kids again this week. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to!
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

28 thoughts on “Mess: art in the garden!”

  1. Looks like the boys really did get stuck in! Its so lovely to be able to get outside at last isn’t it? I guess you get better sunshine than we do over here but at least we’re getting a little! Off to read your edible paint post now. Thanks so much for linking up!
    xx

    1. Thanks for hosting and inspiring :) The boys loved it – I’ve been surprised, and very pleased, at how much they are enjoying the activities I’ve tried so far – they keep asking what we’re doing next!

  2. messy play outdoors is such a good idea and very sensible! The chalk drawings are brilliant and i really love the hand and foot art work – its no wonder they were proud of their creations x

  3. Looks like so much fun! Wish I could have come to play! Love the decorating wood idea, glittery sticks would be fab! x

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