Art activities for the summer
What’s summer without a good old messy backyard game? We love open-ended art activities which involves copious amounts of paint and today’s post is no exception. An example from the past – spaghetti brush painting.
Squirt gun painting
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- Squirt guns
- Powdered Tempera
We tried using watered down kids paint for this squirt gun painting art activity. But the colors were not vibrant enough to get the kids excited. You need to add some water to the paint so that it actually squirts. Adding water however really reduces the color factor. That’s where powdered paint come into picture.
The kids had fun making paint by adding water to the powdered tempera and I added the paint to our squirt guns.
My preschooler helped me make these canvas for the fun water paint project. What’s a canvas? Just sheets of white paper taped to our wall using painter’s tape.
She wrote down a few numbers and helped me trace a few shapes. I wanted this fun backyard summer art activity to also have a small dose of learning which is totally optional though. Full disclosure: they did not pay any attention to the shapes or numbers and simply went berserk with the paint guns. Ha!
You could easily make this squirt gun painting into a number recognition, shape recognition or color recognition activity. Call out the numbers and have the kids squirt paint! How simple and cool is that? It is also great for aim and hand-eye coordination.
Hey look at me! I’m painting with 2 water guns! The colors were so vibrant and literally shined in the sun. The art activity was so much fun and beautiful to look at.
Of course this was bound to happen. Paint your sibling.
Once we exhausted the canvas space we went ahead and started squirting paint on ourselves.
If you have an older child he/she can create cool patterns squirting paint.
Isn’t it fun and beautiful?
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