Summertime is the perfect time to take the arts and crafts outside. We have been having lots of fun with this water gun painting craft. Just a warning, make sure that your little ones are wearing clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting covered in paint. Although a lot of paints say they are washable, I have found that most aren’t.

Make sure you follow my craft board for more ideas. Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To do you own water gun painting you will need:

  • Water guns
  • Paint*
  • Water
  • Funnel
  • Jug
  • Lots of paper

*I used powdered paint for this, but poster paints would work just as well watered down. The only downside to the powdered paint was that it came out quite pale.

Making up the paint in the jug makes it much easier to pour into the water guns. The funnels we had were much too big, but if you have a mini funnel, like the ones used for travel sized toiletries, then they should work okay. I also tried filling up our water guns during nap time, but they started leaking.

water gun painting

The children’s painting easel made the perfect object to have the paper on, as it allowed the paint to flow. Rather than us standing above it and the paint pooling on the paper.

As I wrote in the beginning, make sure they are wearing clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. Both YC and BB were covered in long painting aprons, but they still managed to get paint on them. Mainly because BB thought it would be fun to squirt YC rather than the paper.

water gun painting

This such a fun and easy craft to do. Both BB and YC really enjoyed it, and would have quite happily have gone through the entire roll of paper if we had had enough paint.

If you enjoyed this water gun painting be sure to check out my DIY fidget spinners, how to make a slushy in a bag, and painted salt structures.

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use water guns to create these really unique water gun paintings.  great kids craft for the summer.