Squirt Art for Kids

Practice fine motor skills with your preschoolers using this quick and easy Squirt Art. You’re definitely not going to want to miss this engaging and hands-on painting for kids activity.

collage of squirt art images with text: Squirt Art Sensory Activity STEAM for KidsThis week, we’re exploring Soapy Water and today’s topic is Bath Time. Bubbles, Boats, and Floats is definitely one of our all-time favorite preschool themes, and today’s Squirt Art for Kids was the perfect way to introduce our new thematic study for the month!

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

preschooler using eyedropper to squeeze colored water onto paper towelEach month when we get our new preschool curriculum kit and look through the Teacher Guides, baby girl and I pick out a few favorite activities that we absolutely have to try and this Squirt Art was at the top of the list for May.

preschooler using eyedropper to squeeze colored water onto paper towel for squirt artSquirt Art


  • Paint
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Paper Towel
  • Eyedropper

preschooler's squirt art using eyedropper, colored water, and paper towelSet Up

  • Mix paint and water and pour it into the sections of an ice cube tray.

Set out a long strip of paper towel, the ice cube tray with paint, and an eyedropper. Encourage the child to squeeze the eyedropper to suck up paint then squirt it on the paper towel to create designs.

preschooler filling eyedropper with colored waterOf course, the little guy and baby girl said their favorite thing about this activity was making new colors. They definitely had a blast using the eyedroppers to create designs on the paper towels though too.

preschooler's squirt artDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Bubbles, Boats, and Floats preschool theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of squirt art images with text: Squirt Art Sensory Activity for Preschoolers