A super fun and easy summer activity for kids using dollar store supplies!

If you’re looking for easy outdoor activities for kids, shower curtain painting is a must try. Using just a few cheap supplies from the Dollar Store you can create a new and unique painting canvas for your little ones to paint and explore. This simple activity kept my son entertained for hours and I was able to work in clean up as part of the fun!

Have you ever tried painting a shower curtain outdoors? This easy to set up summer activity for kids is so fun and budget friendly. All you need is a clear shower curtain, washable paints and some string to create the best ever outdoor activity for kids.

As soon as the weather warms up and the sun is shining, I send my kids outside to play. No excuses. We spend as much time outdoors as possible during spring and summer. So this fun, budget friendly, and easy to set up activity is right up our alley. It’s a messy play activity that’s perfect for kids 2 years old and up. It was so entertaining, I couldn’t help but join in myself!

Here’s What You Need

  • Washable Paints
  • Large Paintbrushes
  • Clear Shower Curtain
  • Twine/String
  • Scissors
  • Tape (to secure ends)
  • Optional but Fun – Sponges and a bucket of soapy water for clean up

dollar store summer activity for kids that takes 5 minutes to prepare and will keep kids entertained for hours. easy, budget friendly boredom buster for toddlers and preschoolers.

How to Set Up Outdoor Shower Curtain Painting

Step 1: Unwrap the clear shower curtain and thread your twine through the holes at the top. Make sure to leave enough twine on each end to tie the shower curtain in place. I was able to attach one side of the twine to my fence and the other to a pillar on the patio. But two trees close enough together or hanging on your fence works well too! Just make sure your string is long enough before cutting it. 
fun and easy activity for kids using supplies you probably already have at home. Best outdoor activity for summer.

Step 2: Use a small piece of tape at each end of the shower curtain to secure the string in place (this keeps it from sliding back and forth). I also placed a few large rocks at the bottom of the shower curtain to prevent it from blowing all over in the wind. 
Close up view of a shower curtain hung up in a backyard to make a fun outdoor painting activity for kids.

Step 3: Pour the washable paints in containers and let your kids have fun! I love these spill proof paint cups from Amazon for toddlers and preschoolers.

Step 4: Clean up! This part is optional but also so much fun for kids while also teaching them to tidy up after themselves. Grab a bucket, fill it with some soapy water and sponges, and then let your kids scrub the paint off of the shower curtain. 

This boredom busting activity is perfect for spring and summer. Painting on a canvas that moves can be a bit tricky at first but that’s part of what makes this painting activity so magical. Watching my little one create, paint, and explore was worth the few minutes it took to set up this ingenious painting game. And remember, you can use this shower curtain painting activity over and over all summer long – just add paint!

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This is the best summer activity for kids. Head outside with a few simple supplies and you can create a fun and engaging painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers using dollar store materials.
are you looking for a fun outdoor activity this summer? Shower curtain painting for kids is easy, budget friendly, and will keep kids entertained for hours. head to the dollar store for a few cheap supplies and you can create the perfect outdoor kids' activity for summerShower curtain painting is fun, budget friendly and guaranteed to entertain any kid out there. Let you little ones create a world of imagination on this unique painting canvas. This budget friendly summer activity is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids of all ages.


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