Between the warm weather and kids being out for summer vacation, parents need fun activities to keep their kids busy and cool. This DIY Water Squirter for Kids is the perfect way to do both. Plus it only requires a few supplies so it is very inexpensive!
I first want to start by saying that these little water squirters are amazingly fun! My 5 year old had a blast running around squirting my husband. They shoot pretty far and they entertain for a long time! It’s amazing how something so simple can keep kids entertained for so long. Who needs expensive toys when you have these?
They’re so inexpensive and easy to make that you can have at least one water squirter for each child. No more fighting over who’s turn it is! Pretty awesome, huh?
DIY Water Squirter for Kids
If you want to remove the measurements on the syringe like we did, you will want to pour the rubbing alcohol onto your rag and scrub the surface of the syringe. You will start to see the black markings come off of the syringe. Do this until the entire syringe is clear. If you’d rather keep the measurements, you can skip this step.
Once the surface is cleaned and dry, it’s time for your kids to decorate their soon-to-be water squirters. We used stickers but your children can use whatever they can find. Just keep in mind, it will get wet so it needs to be something that will stay in place during use.
You could also try painting with acrylic paint (it tends to be more durable than other types of paint.) We didn’t have any on hand so we just used stickers this time, but paint is definitely something to consider as a good alternative.
Once decorated, it’s now time to head outside for some fun! We took a plastic cup and filled it up with water to make it easier to fill up the syringes. Fill, squirt, and repeat!
These DIY water squirters are great for inexpensive party favors at summer parties too. Or you could turn this into a fun craft for the kids to each decorate their own water squirter, then set up a bucket of water and let them have fun! (Just make sure you let the parents know they might be getting wet!)
Your kids are going to love having their very own simple water squirters and you will love just how easy it! Plus another nice thing about these simple little squirters? They don’t shoot crazy far like the super soaker guns you can buy, which means less chance you will end up soaked from mischievous children. Unless of course you want to join in! You know what they say? If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!
Seriously when was the last time you joined the kids with a fun activity? If it’s been awhile, try it! I remember last summer when my dad was visiting in town – we played hide and seek at dusk and it was the most fun we’ve all had in ages. It was completely free, we all got some exercise, and we couldn’t stop laughing – every single one of us from Luke (who was 3) all the way up to my dad. Gotta love good old fashioned fun!
These homemade water squirters are a great summer water activity for all ages – from toddlers all the way up to adults. Get your whole family together and have a water squirting party on a hot day. You could even play tag and whoever is squirter with water is “it!”
The possibilities for summer fun with these little water squirters are nearly endless. So what are you waiting for? Go grab your supplies and start having fun with the whole family!
What’s your children’s favorite summer time activities? Do you have things you love to to do together as a family?
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