Fun Summer Activities Before Going Back to School

Fun Summer Activities Before Going Back to School

With summer already halfway behind us, we encourage you to take advantage of it while it lasts. That’s why we’re presenting you some unique activities that just might make this summer the best one yet! 

Take in a Sunset


Iridescent Acrylic Paint, 60ml Bottles - Set of 10

Iridescent Acrylic Paint, 60ml Bottles - Set of 10

One of the things we love most about summer is its breathtaking sunsets. No matter where you are in the world, you’ve probably tried to preserve a sunset by taking a picture, just to realize the image doesn’t do it justice. Luckily, there is a way to make the most beautiful moments like this last a lifetime. Grab a loved one for your next sunset-chasing excursion and paint it with a little extra sparkle. With Arteza Iridescent Acrylic Paint, 60ml Bottles - Set of 10, you have every color you’d possibly need to paint the scene in front of you. Depict the warmth of the sinking sun with shady orange and fiery red, or dip your brush into fairytale blue and playful pink to recreate a pastel dusk scene. Just a small amount of this shimmery high-viscosity paint goes a long way, so you can build layers for enhanced texture and avoid wasting product when sharing with a fellow sunset enthusiast. If you prefer to travel lightly on your summer adventures, you can skip packing the canvases—this paint adheres to any surface you can imagine, from the bark of a tree to rocks you find on the beach. After summer has long gone, you can reminisce on that one perfect sunset whenever you’d like.

Arts & Crafts with the Family

EverBlend Ultra Art Markers, Tropical Tones - Set of 36

EverBlend Ultra Art Markers, Tropical Tones - Set of 36

When the hottest summer days keep the family huddled around the air conditioner, you’ll have to find more ways for everyone to cool off. You could just cut up some watermelon or serve an ice-cold pitcher of freshly-squeezed lemonade, but why not take the opportunity for the whole family to enjoy some of summer’s many perks? Gather everyone around the table with a display of your favorite summer fruits and get creative! This whole set of Arteza EverBlend Ultra Art Markers, Tropical Tones - Set of 36 is perfect for the whole family to produce their own in-season masterpiece. From Cactus Green to Sea Urchin Red, the wide range of summery shades allows you and your family to create together; so, while you hog the pink shades to add detail to your grapefruit, your loved one can claim the yellows to perfect their pineapple while another uses the clear marker to blend a seamless gradient. This set also includes fresh tips for your markers to replace any that are worn out over time, so you can make this a regular family activity year-round. Once everyone has completed their drawings, you can indulge yourselves in a refreshing snack -- you all deserve it!

Beach Day

Watercolor Premium Artist Paint, Half Pans - Set of 12

Watercolor Premium Artist Paint, Half Pans - Set of 12

One common summer family favorite is to go to the beach -- set up the umbrella and slap on the sunscreen for a day of swimming and sunbathing in the sand. What if there was a way to make this summer’s family beach day stand out amongst the rest? This summer, capture the moments you spend with family by painting with watercolor. This compact watercolor palette will fit perfectly in your beach tote! Encourage each other to admire the scenery and examine the way water crashes onto the shore. Simply paint the beauty in front of you and afterwards, compare the different paintings from different perspectives! With this easily-manipulated paint, you get to decide the fate of every swatch. Use the same color to depict a bold sky and clear ocean by using less water to enhance opacity, or more to make it translucent. Each color is conveniently removable, so you and the family can easily pass any color to whoever needs it. Made with the children in your family in mind, as well as professional artists and beginners alike, this non-toxic set of paints is suitable for everyone. Have concrete evidence of your beach trip and a visual memory of time well spent with your family by partaking in this activity this summer!

Pack a Picnic

Professional Colored Pencils - Set of 48

Professional Colored Pencils - Set of 48

What’s better than good food, refreshing drinks, and quality time with friends? Doing it all outside! Before summer is a distant memory, put your own artistic twist on this classic seasonal activity. Pack a picnic basket with your friends, venture out to dine in the great outdoors, and maximize the experience by tapping into your creative side. This Arteza Professional Colored Pencils - Set of 48 makes art-making convenient for you and your friends wherever you decide to enjoy your picnic, whether it be at the park, by the water, or in the comfort of your own backyard. With a portable and protective tin case that keeps your colors organized, you can carry it in your picnic basket and immediately get to producing beautiful artwork. Draw anything you can imagine or be inspired by nature! Each stroke you make with these pencils is controllable, so you can easily go from coloring a gradient sky to detailing the feathers on a bird. Just make sure to grab a sketchbook or a pad to draw on, and feel free to opt for black paper to make your colors pop even more. When the picnic has reached its end, you and your friends can share your works of art with each other!

Which activities will you be adding to your end of summer bucket list? Let us know in the comments.

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