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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 Villareal 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 and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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