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Painting with a Kids Art Easel Outdoors

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
March 7, 2024
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Painting and fresh air were made to go together. Take the art easel outside and see how the sunshine inspires your kids!

Updated March 2024

Some days are meant for painting outdoors. Especially in the summer.

When the weather is perfect, we like to carry the art easel out to the backyard, add a new roll of paper, and set out some tempera paint.

There’s something about the sunshine and fresh air that breathes new life into regular old art supplies!

If the sun is shining where you are today, we recommend you bring the art outside and see what happens.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

Setting Up the Art Easel Outdoors

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Once you bring the easel outside, we think you’ll want to keep it out there! We like to leave ours on our covered porch, where it’s protected from the elements, but ready whenever we want to use it.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

The best thing about an art easel is that you can use it so many ways. Not only is it great for extra messy painting, but also for large-scale drawing.

Set it up with some markers or oil pastels and let kids draw BIG. They might be inspired by the landscape around them, or they might come up with something totally imaginary.

If you’re looking for more ways to use your art easel, be sure to check out our ideas to encourage interest in your child’s easel.

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Photo by Andrea Martelle

What do you think? Will you bring your easel and art supplies outside today?

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