Painting the Driveway with Water

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The season for outdoor water play is nearly at an end, so we’re taking advantage while we still can! Veronika has painted with water on a small scale this summer, but today we went big. Driveway-sized big, that is!

I have a paint roller which I thought would be novel for spreading water around, so we headed out to the driveway with the roller, a tray, and a few smaller paint brushes and sponges.

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I filled the tray with water from our watering can and Veronika instantly wanted to dip the sponges in.

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She liked pressing down and watching triangles and rectangles appear.

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I then showed her how to dip the paint roller in the tray and transfer to the pavement for big streaks of water “paint”. She gave it a few experimental sweeps, but it wasn’t her favorite. 

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She much preferred a wide bristle paint brush. “I’m sweeping!” she told me, as she dipped it in the tray of water and then brushed over the driveway.

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Kids love the instant gratification of watching pavement turn from light to dark with this activity.

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What a big bold canvas for making art!

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