Hello! I am Lindsay from My Creative Days. I am so excited to be contributing on Beauty Through Imperfection for the next few months!
This ‘spray paint’ activity came to me after my kids kept asking if they could help me spray paint my DIY projects. This activity lets the kids “spray paint” their own creations without the harmful fumes.
For this activity, you will need:
- White poster paper
- Empty spray bottles
- Something to hang the poster paper on
First, hang the poster board on a clothesline. If you don’t have a clothesline, lay the paper on the ground.
Next, it is time to make your “spray paint cans”. Put the funnel in the spray bottle and pour paint inside. Then, add water to the bottle.
*I experimented with different levels of water and found that the more water you add, the easier it was to spray, but you don’t need tons of paint or water in the bottles to do this activity so don’t waste a lot of paint.
Once the water is in the bottles, put the lids back on and shake them to mix the paint and water well.
Now, the kids are ready to make their masterpieces! We tried different “flows” on the sprayers (straight flow and spray flow) to get different effects on our paintings.
In the end, we came out with some great paintings.
This activity was one of the kids’ favorites this summer. They thought it was a lot of fun to be “spraying” the paint on the paper instead of using a paint brush. It is so much fun introducing new techniques for activities to the kids. I think they learn so much and stretch their creativity to new limits.