It is something special when you get creations that your children make. Whether it is hand prints or pen scribbles, having art to hang on the wall and brag to visitors that your children made is something special. The problem is that most of the time it is torture trying to get your children to make art, especially if other things are around to grab their attention.
The Pinterest Project for spray gun painting is a great way to entertain your children and get great art that you can hang on the wall or refrigerator. Just keep in mind, spray guns are messy and paint is even messier, so be prepared for a cleanup.
The object of this Pinterest Project is to let your kids have fun while creating an interesting piece of art. Most kids love water guns. This is a definitely a different take on spray gun fun.
WHAT YOU NEED:
•Paint (washable watercolor)
WHAT TO DO:
First off, this is definitely an outside activity. Water guns are never a good for inside fun and this doubles when they’re filled with paint.
In this Pinterest Project, I used flat canvas from Walmart, but you can pretty much use anything to capture the art. I used our wooden fence as the easel. We secured the canvas to the fence using large binder clips.
My three year old participated in this project, so he used a chair to stand on so he could reach the canvas a little better.
I bought some cheap water guns and first filled them about half way with water. I squeezed the paint into the chamber of the gun.
I would definitely suggest buying the paint in bottles because it is the easiest way to fill the guns. Next, close the gun and shake to mix the water and paint. Spray it a couple times to get the paint water through the nozzle and your set. Just let your kiddos have at it.
• Mixing water and paint can result in runny paint. I suggest using less water in the gun and more paint so it isn’t dripping off the canvas
• Use separate guns for each color. It makes the project move along faster and your child won’t lose interest while you are trying to re-fill the gun.
•Have fun! Let your kids give it their all. This is a messy project but it will be a blast for your kids and you will have a special piece of art.