Getting messy is something kids are naturally good at! So let their natural talents shine with one these fun projects that are totally worth the bath that will inevitably come later. Whether its snowball fighting in the summertime or swirling colors with spaghetti, scroll through our slideshow for eight messy activities your kids will love.

Artistic Pasta-bilities

If you're making spaghetti for dinner, throw a few extra boxes of noodles into the water and use them to make squishy homemade paint brushes. Kids will love holding onto the slimy noodles as they swirl their masterpieces onto paper. Sure, they might end up as colorful as their artwork, but it's OK, mama! This is art; it's all in the process. Head to Kids Play Box for the easy instructions.

photo: Kids Play Box

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— Melissa Heckscher