THRILL YOUR KIDS WITH COLORFUL SQUIRT GUN PAINTING

THRILL YOUR KIDS WITH COLORFUL SQUIRT GUN PAINTING

Squirt gun painting is a thrilling summer art experience for kids and is the ultimate boredom buster! For our paintings, we used Nerf Super Soaker Alphafire Blasters.

I like to avoid the super cheap multi-pack squirt guns typically found in dollar stores because they seem to end up breaking within hours. The Alphafires are still inexpensive, but have the quality one can expect from Nerf products.

If squirt guns aren’t your thing, use plastic spray bottles! They work just as well.

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR SQUIRT GUN PAINTING

SQUIRT GUN PAINTING DIRECTIONS

1. Arrange the easel in the yard, then clip two sheets of watercolor paper to each side.

2. Invite your kids to fill their squirt guns with liquid watercolors, then let them go to town painting!

Tip: No Easel? That’s okay! Kids can use a thumbtack to secure their paper to a tree.

3. Allow the paintings to dry in the grass. We found it helpful to weigh each one down with a rock so they wouldn’t blow away.

Each painting was bright, unique, and as beautiful as the child who made it. My son (the one who had complained of boredom that morning) spent the entire afternoon creating independently with this super easy art activity.

With a little cleanup and minimal direction from me, I call it a win!

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: SQUIRT GUN PAINTING

 

Activity courtesy of : https://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/squirt-gun-painting/

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