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Water Painting

Two of my preschooler’s favorite things are water and painting. One of my least favorite things is washing faces, hands and clothes after he paints his masterpieces. One idea, as a break from the cleaning up, is to water paint.

What you’ll need:

  • Large paint brushes (4" or bigger make it that much more fun)
  • A tote or bucket full of water
  • A few outside surfaces to "paint"

What to do:

My kids love to pretend they are painting the garage, the sidewalk, the swing set and their bikes. It also keeps them cool, as inevitably they "paint" each other. And best of all? Apart from some possibly wet clothes, there’s no mess to clean up!

1 Comment

  • 1. Diane Clayborn  |  July 18th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Water painting is one of the greatest activities I have done with my children.
    We always take brushes and buckets when we have outdoor play and the other classes always come over to join in the fun.