Squirt Gun Canvas Art – Fun Summer Activity for Kids

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I have been wanting to do squirt gun canvas art with my kids for two whole years now, ever since my creative blogging buddy Amy from CreatePlayHomeschool wrote a guest post for me featuring this idea. It’s a genius idea – a messy craft perfect for summer and the great outdoors. I’m often reluctant to do messy art projects like this with my kids because, frankly, it’s just so much work. But we finally gave it a try, and I’m glad we did. They really enjoyed the Squirt Gun Canvas Art.

Squirt Gun Canvas Art – Fun Summer Activity for Kids

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The Supplies –

You don’t need a lot of supplies, but you do need some. I found everything I needed at Walmart.

  • Tempera Paint, washable of course, and you’ll have to dilute it with water to get it to squirt out of the water gun.
  • Canvas panels, or you can buy complete canvases too. I had never seen these canvas panels before and I really like them. They’re cheaper than the complete canvases and they’ll work great behind a simple frame.
  • Cheap water guns, we went really cheap-o on the water guns and had a little difficulty with them. I’m not sure if splurging a little more on the water guns would simplify the process or not, but you’ve been warned.
  • Glad Press’n Seal, this actually came in really handy for protecting our little wooden picnic table. It was pretty easy to put down and it stayed put nicely.

The Process –

The process is pretty simple for this squirt gun canvas art. Fill guns with diluted paint and fire away! Sounds simple, right?? Welll…..I had some major challenges.

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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 6/9/2015

Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 6/9/2015

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It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!

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Homemade Strawberry Syrup Recipe & Canning Instructions

Last week, we headed south to my parents’ house in Central Missouri. We needed to help out with my ailing grandpa while my parents attended a wedding in Colorado. But I was also motivated by my dad’s garden. He has the most gorgeous strawberry patch this year and I L.O.V.E. fresh strawberries! I was surprised to find there so many strawberries that we couldn’t eat them all, and so this Homemade Strawberry Syrup recipe came to be to keep the berries from going to waste.

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Using the strawberries from his patch, we made the most delicious Strawberry Syrup you can imagine, and today I’m sharing with you how to make your own! But first, the back story on getting to the strawberries is in order…

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Spinach Mozzarella Meatloaf

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Spinach Mozzarella Meatloaf - great recipe to double or quadruple for the freezer. Early spring might be the busiest time of the year for me. With multiple kids playing ball, working hard to plant my garden, and the basic clean up after winter, I need quick menu options to fed my family or our diet goes downhill in a hurry. This Spinach Mozzarella Meatloaf has long been a staple at my house. It comes together quickly and freezes well. I love having a loaf in my freezer for super busy days! It makes meal time a snap. And best of all, it’s a delicious way to sneak in some healthy spinach AND use up the surplus in my garden.
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