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.

A Bright Bath

This project is perfect for kids who love getting messy and for parents who love all things clean. Squirt a little paint and a little dish soap into a cup of shaving cream and you've got a paint perfect for the tub. Kids can paint their bodies and the tub walls, and a quick splash will make them both squeaky clean again. Head to The Realistic Mama for the recipe.

photo:  Melissa Heckscher

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— Melissa Heckscher