This EPIC summer activities for kids uses a really fun technique to make squirt gun painting! This water gun painting is such a fun summer art project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. The squirt panting is as much fun to make as it is to look at afterwards with the unique patterns. This Summer Painting for kids is a MUST for your list of summer activities for preschoolers!
Squirt Gun Painting
we like to fill our summer bucket list ofr kids tih lots of fun summer activities for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, toddlers, and grade 4 students. Doing outrageously fun summer activities for kids like this squirt gun painting will build lots of memories together. One of my kids favorite summer activities is water gun painting. This silly and fun summer painting idea is very simple and inexpensive to too.
Water Gun Painting
You only need a few simple materials to create your own masterpiece!
- dixie cups (or something to mix the paint in)
- powdered tempera paint
- craft stick or spoon to stir the paint and water
- squirt guns.
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!
You can do this activity on a canvas for a unique work of art for your walls that will be a conversation piece and precious memory for a life time. Alternatively for more activity than permanent art project you can drape a large roll of paper over a swing set for the kids to create their work of art. They were beyond excited to get to paint with squirt guns!
Summer Painting for kids
Even toddlers really enjoyed this activity as it is an open-ended art project where there is no expectations. Just have fun creating something pretty. My 2-year-old really surprised me how easily she pulled the trigger and enjoyed covering the canvas with color!
Summer activity for preschoolers
And amazingly enough, the paint all stayed on the paper. Although it was washable just in case.
Fun Summer Activities for Preschoolers
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!
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