5 Quirky Art Ideas for Summertime

Hey, y’all! Happy Happy Friday! ♡

I don’t know about all of you, but in the United States, summer break is now OFICIALLY in session. Now that many students have much more time on their hands than usual, it’s likely that you may have the urge to get a little artsy to celebrate the sunny season of summer.

If this is you, then you’ve come to the right place; here is a list of 5 quirky ideas for art activities to get you into the summer spirit. Let’s get this party started!

1. Origami Art

Recently, I’ve been getting into the hobby of origami, which I believe is the perfect activity for the summer. All it requires is a piece of paper. Origami boats and airplanes are the perfect way to make the most of a sunny day out with your family, and get crafty while doing it. And you know what could make it more fun– a race to see which plane or boat is the fastest! Especially if you have a family who loves some friendly competition.

2. A Photo a Day Collage Board

There’s this trend called “a photo a day” or something like that, where people document their summer by taking one photograph every day. A really great idea if you want an art project that contains many of your summer memories is to print each picture and combine them into one summer collage to go in your bedroom. Cute, right!?

3. Beach Landscape Painting

Landscape paintings are a super creative way to make the most of the beauty of every season. But since summer is a time of year with such vibrant, sunny colors, I also find it one of the best seasons to use as a painting reference. With any type of landscape painting, a good tip is to use a photo of the beach or other summer scene that you are trying to capture, and let that be your guide to making your masterpiece more detailed. After all, with summer break, we have all the time in the world!

4. Paint on Rocks and Seashells

Beaches are busier than ever in the summer time, and that means that seashells and rocks are likely to be lying around. Why not make some art with nature and paint your custom designs on the gems that lie in the sand. Not only is this really fun to do with family and friends, but they serve as awesome mementos of your sunny memories with those that you love.

5. Doodle on the Sidewalk with Chalk

People have been drawing with chalk for hundreds of years, and if you didn’t notice, it’s now making a huge comeback. I really like this idea, considering that you don’t need a bunch of supplies to do this, and it practically screams summer. Hours of doodling on the sidewalk is a perfect way to pass some extra time. Just remember to take a photo of your work, when you’re done; chalk doesn’t last forever!


Hopefully, you got lots of inspiration from these cute ideas to make your summer a little more artsy. I know that I’m going to have to do a lot of the items on this list this season, and I am very grateful that I was able to share them with you all.

LET’S CHAT~Do you have any art ideas for the summer? Feel free to share in the chat!

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! See you next time! ♡

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