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Painting With Squirt Guns

We did this as a Fathers Day project, but it fits in outside play perfectly.  
I liked this for Fathers because it was an interactive activity for the kids to do with Jerry to celebrate him and the time they enjoy spending with him.

I filled 1 gun with yellow paint and 2 guns with black paint. 
The squirt guns we used were from the dollar store and had a decently big hole to pour the paint into.  Some squirt guns have itty bitty holes that make squirting paint into the gun very difficult.

Taped off the canvas...and made the kids pose

Then the guns were handed to the kids and dad.  Instructions were to shoot the canvas not each other. Very simple.
Start squirting! 

 The squirting went on and on.  I refilled the guns a couple times so the activity could continue.  

 Jerry also took time with each Dragon to squirt with them. 

With a Star Wars theme we were looking at having black as the primary color and yellow as the secondary.  It looked nice when we were finished squirting.

But we lay it down flat to dry and the black pooled over all of the yellow :(

It ended up looking like a black painted canvas.  Not the image I had in mind.  I need to outline the letters with yellow paint I just haven't taken the time for the project. 

Although a second canvas was made for Little Dragons dad.  It was made with less paint and did not lay down flat for drying and it turned out with more of the mixed color, squirted paint look. 


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