Squirt Gun Painting Kids Activities

This is such a fun summer activities for kids using squirt guns. This art is as much fun to make as it is to look at afterwards with the unique patterns. This is fun for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age kids too.

Our summer is filled with lots of fun kids activities that will build lots of memories together.

One of my kids favorite summer activities is squirt gun painting.

It is very simple and inexpensive to set-up. Plus it is loads of fun for toddlers, preschool, and elementary age kids alike.

Summer Activities for Kids with Squirt Guns

Kids Activities Squirt Gun Painting

I filled Dixie cups with 1 teaspoon of powdered tempera paint & the rest with water; mix well. The Dixie cups were a great size and easy to bend to pour straight in the squirt guns.

Note: I purchased a 3 pack for $1 because I wasn’t sure if they would be ruined, turns out they come clean – YEAH!

Squirt Gun Painting

Kids Activities Squirt Gun Painting

I draped a roll of paper over our swing set for the kids to create their work of art. They were beyond excited to get to paint with squirt guns!

Kids Activities Squirt Gun Painting

Even Tinkerbell (2) really enjoyed this activity. She really surprised me how easily she pulled the trigger and enjoyed covering the canvas with color!

Kids Activities Squirt Gun Painting

And amazingly enough, the paint all stayed on the paper. Although it was washable just in case. 

Kids Activities Squirt Gun Painting

Here is our work of art. I refilled their squirt guns several times with a variety of paint. As the artwork was so large we didn’t actually bring this one inside to put on the fridge!

NOTE: You could do this art on a white bed sheet then just throw it in the wash and repeat!

Summer Activities for Kids

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.