Kids love art. They also love water. They also love BIG things. This spray bottle mural project combined all three of these into one fun afternoon project for my kids.
We did this activity a while back but I didn’t get around to posting about it until now. At the time, we had done lots of small scale art projects and I was looking for something BIG for us to do. So while the kids were out one afternoon I hung a very large sheet of paper on our backyard fence for them to create a mural. I decided to give them two types of materials to work with: regular paint and spray bottles filled with colored water. (I colored the water using our Colorations Liquid Watercolor Paints.)
After putting paint shirts on the kids, I let them loose in the backyard to create their mural. I wasn’t surprised at all when they chose to use the spray bottles first.
They loved using the spray bottles, and it provides great fine motor practice. Eventually their little hands got a bit tired though and they did decide to add some paint to their mural.
Here is what the final product looked like!
And even though I had put newspaper on the ground, I still ended up with paint on the driveway. Fortunately it seems to have washed away over time, thank goodness!
More resources for kid-friendly arts and crafts
More arts and crafts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Tape resist watercolor painting
- Coffee filter art
- Crystallized snowflakes
- Upcycled crayons
- Leaf collages
- Glue monsters
- Chromatography flowers craft