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!

Marvelous Mud

Hey parents, for a wet and wonderful outdoor project, throw a little mud in with that water! It’s easy to entertain tiny hands and minds with a muddy car wash; you’ll need a bin or bucket to mix and store the mud, a bin for “the wash,” and eager kidlets! If you want to know how to get the mud just right, and see other cool additions to the car wash, jump on over to Happy Hooligans for the complete how-to.

photo: Jackie Currie via Happy Hooligans

Do you have any easy and fun ideas for water play? Share with us in a Comment. 

—Gabby Cullen