Painting with Water

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It has been so hot so in an effort to stay cool and to keep my kids entertained. I offered up a simple and fun activity. Painting with water. Some of the fringe benefits with this activity is there is little mess or clean up and you might actually get part of your yard cleaned.
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Painting the bricks in our yard with water gives the illusion that there is actually a change in the color of the bricks that they really are being painted. Which they are but just with water so when the water evaporates which it does relatively quickly especially on hot days the bricks go back to their same color. Only slightly cleaner.
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While painting my kids remain engaged, happy, and enthusiastic, and they work really hard.
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Detail oriented kiddos get every brick. Just look at him go and now my bricks are nice and clean and my kids just spent an our cleaning whether they know it or not.
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While painting it is hot so the water keeps evaporating off the bricks so the kids have to constantly go back to retrace their steps. This is awesome because it gets them that much more excited.
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If you are  not in the mood for backyard water painting then you can do this simple activity. All you need is a :

Tray

bowl of water

piece of paper

paint brush, or sponge
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Let the kids paint away with the water. It will change the color of their paper.
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We used the pool noodle for stamping the water onto the paper
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Afterwards we did some water color painting on we paper which is fun too. The color bleeds when it is one wet paper which creates a fun effect.
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you can also add salt afterward just sprinkle some on top for more cool effects
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squeezing water out of a sponge onto paper is another way to do this project and it also strengthens fine motor muscles
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More water color painting on top of wet paper
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