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Big Art with Water Pistols and Spray Bottles

by on Jun 18th, 2011

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I always love using things found around the house when doing art activities. The kids always look surprise when I hand it to them and tell them to play with it. It’s as if they’re thinking, “Mommy’s gonna get mad!”…. “Are you sure?”


For this activity, I decided to make use of sponges, water pistols, spray bottles, roller brushes and scrubs! Whatever I saw lying around… I used! And the kids had so much fun using them too!


What you will need

  • Big white paper (Cartolina)
  • Water pistols
  • Spray bottles
  • Sponge
  • Floor Scrubs
  • Paint
  • Tape




What to do:

Step 1: Tape the large piece of paper on a wall. This makes it easier for the kids to paint!

Make sure though that you don’t mind that part of the wall getting stained, because the paint WILL scatter!


Step 2: Place the paint in flat containers for easier access. Place paint inside the water pistols and spray bottles as well.


Step 3: Let the kids have their fun!

Use scrubs and sponges


Using rolling brushes


Using water pistols


Using spray bottles



Feel free to use ANY material you can think of and make it as fun as possible for the kids! The abstractness of the activity is what made it fun!


Don’t they look wonderful? I bet we can hang these up in a museum now! :)






Cheryl Golangco is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes various articles to Follow her on Twitter

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  • Reply » Pam Ennis June 19, 2011

    History has shown us that people will pay for art work at this level, think Pollock.

    • Reply » Cheryl Golangco June 19, 2011

      Children’s works are always wonderful! Filled with innocence and not being too meticulous about unimportant detail :)

  • Reply » LeeanneA June 19, 2011

    These turned out great – it must have been such fun – a must do activity!

  • This is wonderful!!!! I am pinning this on my Pinterest…hope that is okay. If not let me know. Thanks!!!

  • Reply » priyanka rastogi June 21, 2011

    very gud idea…….thanks for sharing

  • BIG ART! My favorite! I love the addition of the water guns! I also look around the house and pick up pretty much anything that’s at my finger tips when we’re getting ready to paint! :)

  • Reply » Melissa November 12, 2011

    This is wonderful! Beautiful!

  • Reply » Linda P. March 16, 2012

    These look great. I was wondering what type of paint you used?

  • Reply » Stephen March 8, 2013

    Hi Cheryl, this is a nice post. It is a testament that kids can have fun while learning. You definitely rock!

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