Painting Shells with Watercolors - Simple Summer Painting Activity for KidsIf you are looking for a super simple invitation to create, this is the perfect summer activity for young and older children.  Gather some shells, put on some nature sounds and get painting.

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Painting Shells with Watercolors - Simple Summer Painting Activity for KidsStart with your favorite watercolor set.  We love this one. We use it all the time.  Set out a tray with a few shells on it along side a cup of water and a brush.  Now step aside.  You won’t be needed for a while.

Painting Shells with Watercolors - Simple Summer Painting Activity for KidsYou can add a little salt too just for fun.  We made a white sand beach like the ones in Long Island, where I am from.

Painting Shells with Watercolors - Simple Summer Painting Activity for KidsPainting Shells with Watercolors - Simple Summer Painting Activity for KidsThere is no right or wrong way to do this activity which is one of the things I love about it.  It’s simple, easy and very little mess, another fav.  For more simple art projects for preschoolers, check out this ebook I contributed to.  It’s full of great ideas.  You might also like one of our favorite summer activities, spin art rocks.  Happy Summer!

Painting Shells with Watercolors - Simple Summer Painting Activity for Kids