Painting From a Water Bucket


Painting from a water bucket is one activity that my children used to do when they were younger. They loved it, and there was no mess!

We got some regular paintbrushes for painting a house. (You probably have some lying around in your garage.) Pour water into a bucket, and voila!

Your children can start painting the shed or the side of the house. If it is a hot day in the summer, the “paint” will disappear quickly, but if you do it in spring or autumn, you can get almost a whole side of the shed looking dark before the water evaporates. Meanwhile, you can relax with a fun gardening magazine and watch your children enjoy themselves.

The water makes a better mark if the wall is darker, so try to find a darker wall in your backyard. Another thing you can do is take a chalkboard outside, and have your child paint that with a round, thick brush. The child could paint a simple picture. You could even paint a word and have your child read it before it magically disappears!

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10 Responses to “Painting From a Water Bucket”

  1. Donna Miller says:

    You are such a creative AND clever Mom lol. Love your ideas and I can tell your children do, too! ❤

  2. Lyndsey says:

    I don’t know why I have not thought of this. I will be doing this activity with the kids on the next nice day we have. I have everything to do this and I think they will love it. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Neat idea! Small children will definitely enjoy this activity. This will surely keep them busy. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Shayla Marie says:

    What a great idea! I’m definitely going to do this, my younger kids would love it!

  5. Celeste says:

    My sister and I used to do this when we were kids. We had a green shed that worked very well! It was even our own idea!

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