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.

Paint Like Pollack

Jackson Pollack is perhaps the original messy painter. Why waste time with precision brushes and detail when you can just throw, squeeze, and step your way to a masterpiece? Kids will love the whole-body experience of this project that glorifies getting messy. Head to Meri Cherry for the instructions.

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— Melissa Heckscher