Water Pistol Painting is the best outdoor art activity ever!

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 a Summer theme/ colour project/ working on preschoolers fine motor skills. Inspired by famous artist Jackson Polluck.

We love trying out new art ideas and water pistol painting is definitely near the top of our list. We also love ice painting, painting on foil and using homemade bath paints.  Take a look at all our painting ideas for kids


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, it looks soooo much fun!



You will need:



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


Water Pistol Painting 



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! You need one water pistol for each colour.  Imagine how amazing a rainbow of colours would look! 

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.

You can see by Harry's face how much he enjoyed firing the paint filled water pistol. Not only the canvas ended up being painted though, we ended up with a few colourful plants! 
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.

Artwork created by Harry (Age 4)

Water pistol (squirt gun) painting is a fun outdoor art activity for kids. Perfect for a Summer theme/ colour project/ working on preschoolers fine motor skills. Inspired by famous artist Jackson Polluck.


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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 link above to see what other bloggers came up with for the rest of the alphabet.



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4 comments

  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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    1. thank you. we have the canvas hanging in our playroom and it looks great.

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  2. Would you be able to use food coloring instead of paint?

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    1. I would think that would work, but you would need a lot of it. Liquid watercolours work too.

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