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Super Fun Syringe Painting

If you’re looking for a super fun summer (or end of summer) activity, this is it – Super Fun Syringe Painting!Super Fun Syringe Painting

Syringe Painting


My husband made us an outdoor plexi-glass easel. It has been awesome for all kinds of play, including shaving cream, sponges, painting and water play. It also worked to tape large sheets of roll paper to it for our splattering syringe painting.

plexiglass easel

Next time I will move the easel to the grass so the paint doesn’t need to be scrubbed off the deck and siding.

This is definitely about the process, but our painting turned out neat too. Fine motor skills come into play, using small hand muscles. Lots of learning about how syringes and suction work. It’s cooperative play, too, since it’s necessary to take turns, share space and the paint colors. Soon there was coloring mixing and discovering that paint could be suctioned off the tray.

Syringe Painting collage

Filled and aiming! It’s fun to see how far you can squirt the paint.syringe painting

Or maybe try it up close.syringe painting

It’s fun to do it again and again.syring painting with orange

Be prepared for a colorful mess! This is a good activity to do while wearing swimwear and then play in the sprinkler afterward. Our paint did not stain swimwear or skin but be careful to use washable paints; you can thin them down quite a bit with water.

syringe painting

Have some super summer fun painting with syringes!

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Nina Lewis

Thursday 27th of August 2015

I have just stumbled across your blog. I absolutely love this idea! It looks like so much fun.

I have a link party that I'm trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea (and a couple of others) at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party at My readers would LOVE this idea! The party goes from Wednesday through Friday at midnight Mountain Daylight Time (in the United States). If you can't make it this week, I invite you to participate next week.

All the best, Nina