To that inspiring quote I would add (no disrespect towards you, Mr. Van Gogh): "If you hear a voice within your mommy brain say, 'you can't paint on a big sheet, in the front lawn, with the kids..the neighbors will think you're crazy,' then by all means paint on the front lawn anyway. And enjoy a lovely afternoon art project with your little ones."
First, you need a BIG sheet (and a twirling preschooler).
Any ol' sheet will do. We purchased ours for two bucks at a thrift store.
Next, you'll want to stake the sheet down on your lawn. I pushed some long nails through each corner of the sheet, all the way down into the grass so that only the nail heads were showing.
Fill some styrofoam bowls with a variety of paint colors. Don't forget the sponge paint brushes! (Oooh, or kiddos could use their fingers and hands to create messy, Pollock-type art!)
Last step: Have fun painting happy little trees...or whatever you'd like...with your children! (Did you catch my Bob Ross reference?! Did you?! Did you?)
I asked Ms. Lilly Mae what she was making, and she replied, "I'm making a souffle."
Make a soufflé.
Mostly, make memories.
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."