Messy art is always the best kind. With all the beautiful weather we’ve been having, I thought it would be the perfect day to try a new splatter painting technique. I teach a splatter paint class for our local county park and I’m always looking for fun new ways to get paint on paper.  This time, I bought a few long water sprayers from the local dollar store, thinking they would make fun paint sprayers.

Using my Cricuit and some light weight vinyl I cut out a few butterflies to stick to a 8×10 canvas. If you don’t have access to a Cricut, you can cut shapes out of contact paper and stick right to the canvas.  These shapes will really pop at the end and always add a nice touch.

Next, I added tempera paint to a muffin pan…another great dollar store find!  Then, I gave my Kindergartner the squirters and let her at it. We found that the squirter didn’t need much paint to make a cool paint spray.  I only used primary colors so that way when they mixed it still made a pretty color.

Of course Baby Danger had to find a new canvas to paint….the bumper!

Even though I found the way the painted sprayed out to be pretty cool…my daughter wanted to SQUIRT the canvas. So by adding a few drops of water helped loosen the paints a bit and made it easier to suck up.

Next thing I know the muffin tin is full of mostly water…and a wee bit of paint. I decided that it might be time to call our canvas a masterpiece and start cleanup.

Because we used tempera paint cleanup was pretty easy.

Once your paintings are dry you can pull off your decals, if you chose to use them, and you are all set to hang your newest work of art 🙂