23 Free (or Almost Free!) Things to Do With the Kids This Summer

Summer's finally here, but keeping the kids busy can be pricey. Try these 23 fun activities you can do for next to nothin'. (26 Photos)

Joel Schwartzberg on Jul 5, 2013 at 5:54PM

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23 Free (or Almost Free!) Things to Do With the Kids This Summer

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Do Some Backyard Graffiti

Let them loose like a real artist, using a mom-made "spray paint" and a bedsheet as a canvas.


Best for kids aged: Three and up

What you’ll need: Old bedsheets, Five to 10 spray bottles; assorted acrylic paint; smocks

Directions: Fill the bottles with water and add 6 to 8 drops of different colored paint in each bottle and shake well. Dress the kids in smocks or old button-down shirts Dad no longer wears. Head outside and lay the sheets on the grass. Spray away! Once done, let dry and hang in the playroom as a tapestry.

Why they'll love it: Because it's time for your kids' stick figures, dinosaurs and smiley faces to venture outside of the 8" x 11" world.

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