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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
Note: For more kid-friendly craft projects, see my Arts and Crafts for Kids page and my Arts and Crafts Pinterest board.
What a fun activity! My kids would love this.
I have considered a huge painting project, but I have not been brave enough! Hopefully when the weather gets warmer! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!
What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!
My little one loves using spray guns, this is a great idea! thanks
Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft
LOVE this! Thanks so much for linking up to Tot School Tuesday!
Great idea! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday.
The spray bottles are a great idea.
When my kids were little we did a similar activity. I hung a huge sheet of paper and gave them paints and brushes. They loved it so we did it again at a birthday party.
What a FUN project!! I am pinning to my Preschool Play & Learn Board and sharing on social media this week!
Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I always enjoy seeing what you’ve come up with! Hope to see you linked up again tomorrow!
Have a great day,
Oh, how fun!! My daughter would love this. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
Rebecca from Here Come the Girls
This looks great fun! I love painting outside.
Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase. I’ve pinned to our board.
Have you tried putting a bit of Dawn dish soap or any dish soap in the paint?? I put dish soap in the paint containers and it helps with getting the paint out and less stains.
I have not tried that, but I appreciate the tip!