Spray Bottle + Water = Fun!

We're going through a heat wave right now. Any excuse to get outside and get wet seems like a good idea to my kids. I had picked up a bunch of new spray bottles recently for another project, so we filled up a couple and headed out for some late afternoon fun.

  1. Ages: 0 - 4

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

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Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    There were SO many things to spray! First, the flowers definitely needed some love.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    The shed was next! It was fun for S to see how the water changed the color of the wood.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Then we decided that McQueen needed a trip to the car wash.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    After observing the good time his sister was having, H wanted to get in on the action. He had fun just spraying the water up into the air and trying to catch the drops in his mouth.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    And of course it ended with a sibling water fight! What says "summer" more than that?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    This is a low-effort, low-cost, low-mess activity that's great for all ages--perfect for a hot summer afternoon. Plus, it's always fun to see the joy that such simple things as a spray bottle and water can bring to a child's face!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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