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Paint Squirt Gun Fight

I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to do this activity ever since I saw a post about painting with squirt guns.

Paint squirt gun fight! 
And it was AMAZING! 

I first bought an 8 pack of large boys white t-shirts.  I wanted the shirts to fit all of the kids and I wanted them to be able to save the shirts for the future. The 8 pack was perfect.
I filled the water guns up with paint and a pinch of water.  Each gun had a different color so we could determine a 'winner'. 

I squirted each 'player' with their color first.  So they knew their color and to demonstrate where to aim. 



Talking about the aim was very important.  All of the kids involved were 4 and above.  Aim had to be in the tummy or the back.  No faces, bottoms, heads/hair, or legs. We didn't want paint in eyes, noses, or mouths. The other places would be more difficult to clean and giving two aiming places was simple.                                                                                                                     
But of course accidents happen and Doll Dragon had a purple mouth.  Which she quickly rinsed out and continued to play. 

Luckily us adults were also able to squeeze into the large boy's shirts to join in the fight.  (Well more to supervise because we didn't have guns.)

Or act as target practice 

There was much running around

  dodging 

and standing  

 to squirt each other

some posing



and of course determining who won! 


There were many giggles, laughs, screams, and some whining, but this activity was a blast.  



In the end there were only happy smiling faces! 
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  1. What kind of paint did you use???

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  2. I was wondering what type of paint also. Probably acrylic since it said to keep out of eyes?

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    1. We used temporal washable paint. Nothing special. We did make sure to set down the rules no squirting the face, to keep it to the trunk before we handed out the guns and it seemed to work out well. No paint in the eyes :)

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