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.

Messy Mache

Paper mache is one of those time-tested messy art projects that always scores big with the littles. Your kids will be amazed at how newspaper and glue (they'll love the homemade sticky stuff!) can come together to make actual working bowls. Plus, these little beauties are perfect gifts for grandparents.

photo:  Jackie Currie/ Happy Hooligans

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— Melissa Heckscher