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
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.