Photo credit: Breanna Yung
If you’re social media savvy, you have probably seen all of the popular posts involving painter’s tape. Whether it’s just some crazy trend or a way to keep busy during quarantine – Moms don’t care as long as it maintains sanity and keeps their kiddos creative.
Below are some creative projects moms have been doing during this time cooped up around the house. Get ready for your windows, fences, and driveway to be colorful and bright this summer.
Fancy Up the Fence
Photo credit: Katie Goss
Make your fence a masterpiece with the help of painter’s tape, chalk, and your little one’s imagination. Create a design on your fence using painter’s tape and make sure the height will work for your kiddo. Then, let them attack that fence with all the creative energy they have in them.
Next Level Driveway Doodling
Photo credit: Kelly DiMarco
This painter’s tape project has become quite a trendy one during quarantine. It’s nice to go for a walk as see bright colors and unique designs on the sidewalk and driveways. Similar to the fence, create a design on the driveway using the tape and let your little one explore.
Mess-Free Window Wonders
Photo credit: Leah Gemmati
Even though parents don’t like to admit it, there will be rainy days ahead. When there are, put some paint in a plastic bag and tape it to a glass window or door. Make sure that tape is solid and cover any possible opening. Once the tape and bag of paint are in place, let your kids design away.
Chalk and Tape Obstacle Course
Photo credit: Lauren Frumer
Mixed multimedia on the driveway? Why not! Mix up painter’s tape and chalk to create a fun obstacle course. There can even be different actions to do at different points or shapes: Do ten jumping jacks at the triangle; do five push-ups at the star.
Water Gun Letter Match
Photo credit: Katie Goss
This picture may not have painter’s tape, but the chalk written on the fence can easily also be done using tape. Your little ones can match letters or numbers on the fence and practice writing them using a water gun, squirt bottle, or chalk.
Jennifer Aline is a coffee addict, mama of twins, and a passionate freelance writer and author. She writes for Moms.com on a regular basis and has had articles in publications such as the NY Daily News, NY Post, and In Good Health Newspaper. Aline received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies from Keuka College and worked in the Human Services field before her two little girls entered her life. Aline now focuses primarily on writing, teaching aerial arts classes in the evenings, and caring for her twin daughters – all while continuously chugging coffee, of course.
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