Monday, 2 May 2016

Water Pistol Painting

Water Pistol painting is such a fun outdoor art activity for kids. In my opinion (and Harry's) it really is the best Summer art activity ever! We had soooo much fun! By squirting paint onto a large canvas you can create some wall worthy artwork as well as having a blast. Our artwork reminds me of the paintings of the famous artist 'Jackson Polluck'.
Water pistol (squirt gun) painting is a fun outdoor art activity for kids. Perfect for the Summer months and Inspired by famous artist Jackson Polluck

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I couldn't wait to try squirt gun painting with Harry after seeing how much fun 'Fireflies and Mud Pies' had with it. If you are looking to extend this activity check out their squirt gun tie dye t-shirts, they look soooo much fun!



To have a go at water pistol painting you will need:



  • Poster paint (watered down)
  • Water pistols (one for each colour)
  • A large canvas or paper


To prepare the water pistols water down your paint (50% paint 50% water) and pour it into the water pistols. 

Once your water pistols are ready take them outside, prop up a large canvas and get squirting!

Water pistol (squirt gun) painting.  Outdoor kids art activity for Summer. Inspired by famous artist Jackson Polluck.

We chose just to use red and blue paint but more colours would be fun too!

Water pistol (squirt gun) painting.  Outdoor kids art activity for Summer. Inspired by famous artist Jackson Polluck.

READY.........AIM...........FIRE!


Water pistol (squirt gun) painting.  Outdoor kids art activity for Summer. Works on fine motor skills for preschoolers.



Water pistol (squirt gun) painting is a fun outdoor painting technique for kids. This art activity is perfect for the Summer and suitable for preschoolers upwards. Kids canvas art inspired by the famous artist Jackson Polluck.

Harry LOVED creating his unique piece of artwork and it looks great hanging up in the playroom. 

Water pistol (squirt gun) painting is a fun outdoor painting technique for kids. This art activity is perfect for the Summer and suitable for preschoolers upwards. Kids canvas art inspired by the famous artist Jackson Polluck.

This outdoor art activity is part of the A-Z outdoor activities hosted by Crafty Kids At Home. We took A for art. Click on the image below to see what other bloggers came up with for the rest of the alphabet. 

A-Z of outdoor activities for kids

Harry (Age 4)

Water pistol painting is a fun outdoor painting technique for kids. This art activity is perfect for the Summer and suitable for preschoolers upwards. Kids art inspired by the famous artist Jackson Polluck.

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1 comment:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I like the resulting artwork, too (which isn't always the case for process art, lol!)

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