Monday, October 31, 2011

Squirt Gun Art

PA180172I saw this on a blog that I read, and I thought it looked like a lot of fun. Since Rick likes to go shoot his guns, I thought Jack would be excited to shoot his own guns at a target.


I did this once with just Jack in our backyard and it didn’t turn out so well.  Mostly because I didn’t follow the directions. That’ll happen.  I used water with a little bit of food coloring in it instead of just food coloring.  The result was a very pale color left on the paper.  You could barely see it. 


This time, when Cage and Jack got together for their most recent Art Date, I changed things up and got a much better result.   Instead of using water and food coloring, I used water and tempera paint.  It made for a much bolder color on the paper.  Since I only had three squirt guns, we used yellow, blue, and red paint.  Obviously, if you try this at home, you can use any colors you want to use. 

Cage and Jack painted with squirt guns today

It was a fun activity for the boys to do.  It was definitely a workout for their fine motor skills and eye hand coordination.  Luckily, they didn’t get too much paint off of the paper.  At least, I hope they didn’t!


Thanks, Bekah, for letting us come over and have another Art Date with you!  We can’t wait until next time.  My Pinterest board is filling up quickly with ideas for our little guys.


  1. That looks neat but I can't imagine my girls liking that. They are not into shooting guns. They do love painting though. I love that paint now can easily be washed off of things :)

  2. Looks like you guys had a blast. I think the tempera paint was a really good choice. You know I love Karina and her blog. :)

  3. awesome!!

    mountain mama

  4. This looks like such a lot of fun. Jack is so lucky to have such a creative Mummy!

  5. That is too, too cool and perfect for wiggly little boys! Love it. Will be trying this one. Thank you!

  6. How fun! This is such a perfect activity for boys. I love it!


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