Spray Bottle Mural

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Mural painting with a spray bottle is a great outdoor, warm weather activity that teaches young children about color mixing.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

What You Need:

  • Roll of paper
  • Spray bottles (empty window cleaner bottles work well)
  • Thin paint. (This can be water-based paint of any kind. If you use tempera or acrylic, make sure to add lots of water so the paint is very, very thin.)
  • Masking tape
  • Aprons or old shirts to protect clothing

What You Do:

  1. Tape a long section of paper to a fence or a wall. Or unroll it on an easel.
  2. Make sure students wear aprons as this activity can get a little messy.
  3. Fill spray bottles with different colors of paint.
  4. Students can then spray different colors of paint onto the paper.
  5. Encourage overlapping of colors so that blending and mixing occurs.
  6. Once complete, let the paint dry and display in the home or classroom.

Making murals with spray bottles.

Making murals with spray bottles.