Painting Toys in the Water Table

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Watercolors are such a fun way to explore color and just have fun!  When the kids ask to paint, it’s usually watercolors that they want.  Baby Girl has recently been loving to paint with watercolors.  So, when I pulled out the water colors and the water table, there was a little confusion and a lot of intrigue! 
We painted rubber ducks in the water table for a fun twist on creating art and exploring colors.  The best part was, the easy clean up…right in the water table!

Use watercolors to paint toys in the watertable.  Wash them off when done. So much fun!


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I pulled out a bunch of our rubber ducks
that we have in different sizes and put them in the water table along with watercolors and a few little cups of water.

When the kids saw this, they were very excited….and a little confused.  I showed them how to paint the rubber ducks and mix colors on the toys.  The fun began!

We started out painting some of the rubber ducks all one color, and then mixing in other colors.

Baby Girl painted her rubber ducks her favorite color-purple.

This was such a fun way to paint and explore colors on a hot summer day.  These two were pretty serious about their painting.

Mixing colors on the toys was so much fun!  This rubber duck got a lot of color. 

And this one, not so much.  We learned that less water and more paint made the colors stay put on the toys. 

We had a little audience for our painting activity.   The big kids got a kick out of her rubber duckie pajamas that matched.  SO cute!

When we were finished with our paining, we gave the ducks a little bath in the containers of water.  Perfect for the water table!

We left the paints and the toys out on the water table for a while and came back to painting and rinsing all afternoon.

What other toys can you bring into this painting activity?  I’m thinking we’ll bring this watercolor toy painting activity out again with lots of other toys.   It was a big hit!

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