Friday, 23 May 2014

Outdoor Activity Idea : Water Painting!

My two terrors love the garden. At this time of year when the flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is starting to show it's face a bit more regularly they begin to spend the majority of their time outside, playing and exploring and sometimes getting creative.

After searching through my 'big box of crafty bits' I found a serious lack of paint. But with two Pre-Schooler's looking up at me with anticipation after I'd produced some paint brushes I had to think on my feet and filled a mug with water for them to use instead. We took the water and the brushes outside and they began looking for things that they could paint.


They started with some of the slate that lines our flowerbeds and enjoyed watching it change colour as they covered each piece with water using their brushes. It was a very hot and sunny day so the slate dried pretty quickly and they seemed to find it interesting how the water would 'disappear.'

After painting as much slate as they could they moved onto all sorts of other things they found around the garden, ranging from the play-house to leaves, but it inevitably ended, as everyone who has or has ever had a Pre-Schooler will know, with them painting themselves ;)


Have you taken getting arty outside? I'd love to see what you got up to!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

26 comments:

  1. We love outdoor art! Painting with water is such fun, especially on a hot day when you can watch it dry as well. Looks like they had a great time :-)

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    1. Thank you, they had lots of fun :)

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  2. Good idea, and much less messy than with proper paint. Might give this a go with my toddler

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    1. I bet they'll love it! And you're right, so much less mess :)

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  3. Our childminder used to do this with the children. She had a range of decorating brushes and brooms that they could paint her patio with. Such a fun idea. Love that they decided to paint themselves. #CountryKids

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    1. I hadn't thought of brooms! What a great idea! Ahh, don't all kids end up painting themselves ;) lol

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  4. awww i so remember doing this as a child and yet i have never done with my children .. will have to rectify this weekend. It certainly looks like you guys had fun

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    1. Thank you, they had lots of fun :) Hope you do too!

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  5. Such a great idea as there is nothing too messy with water and children always adore it. Clio is 10 but still used a water gun to squirt her name on the road last week. Thank you for sharing your water painting on Country Kids

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    1. Thanks for having me :) Happy to hear your littles have been having fun this week too x

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  6. I'm so glad the weather is getting better so we can move some painting activities outside :) Hadn't thought of just using water though, brilliant! #CountryKids

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    1. It's great isn't it...so many things that can be moved outside and enjoyed in a whole new way :)

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  7. A great idea - mess-free and lots of fun!

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    1. Thank you, they had lots of fun :D

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  9. I used to do this as a child! We would make shapes on a wall. The best thing cleaning is involved same reason I think why my mother let me do it =P #CountryKids

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    1. Lol, always good to get them cleaning without realising ;) x

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    1. Thanks, they really enjoyed it :)

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  11. What a great idea and well done for thinking on your feet.

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  12. This looks like just as such fun as real paints, plus a lot less mess ;) They both look like they had fun doing it anyway so well done for thinking out of the box ;) #countrykids

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    1. Thank you, it was lots of fun :)

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  13. You can't beat a bit of water play :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. It's always fun isn't it and enjoyed by kids of all ages :)

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