Painting with Water


  • a large paint tray
  • a few paint rollers
  • large paint brushes
  • a bucket for dipping brushes in
  • extra jug filled with water (to re-fill the paint tray)


A perfect outdoor summer activity with a quick and easy set-up, mess-free and cost-free, that keeps the kids happy and entertained for long stretches of time. Rather than using real paint this activity involves water while allowing the kids to practice with real tools. They can "paint" the walls, driveway, garden path, etc. Simply fill the paint tray with water as needed and let the kids try out "painting" with different tools.

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