When the warm weather hits, nothing beats a little H2O. Take it back to basics, and let the littles entertain themselves with a bucket, a hose, a few toys and a lot of creativity. From making nature soup to muddy car washes and painting the pavement, here are 9 ways to make water work!

Pavement Painting

An art project that uses water as the main supply (and not as the clean up tool) is music to our ears. Combine outdoor play with a little painting practice, and we promise, your afternoon will fly by in a flash. You can get the whole rundown (and suggested supplies) by jumping over to Hands On As We Grow.

photo: Jaime Reimer via Hands On As We Grow

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—Gabby Cullen