Fun Water Balloon Painting For Kids (age 2+)

Water Balloon Painting is a fun and creative summer activity your kids will love!

It is super easy to set up and will keep your children entertained while working on their motor skills.

In fact, all you need is water balloons and a hand full of house hold items.

Let’s dive right in and find out how to paint with water balloons!

water balloon painting

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Water Balloon Painting

But let’s take a look now at this simple water balloon art activity.

Here is what you will need to make your own painting with water balloons:


  • paper
  • tape
  • washable colors
  • water balloons
water balloon art materials

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Take a look at the first step by step tutorial for this water balloon art project:

Step 1: Water balloon fill up

Follow the instructions of your water balloon package. Fill them up with water and tie a knot if the instruction asks for it.

Step 2: Prepare the paper

Secure your paper with tape to your surface. We used our old seashell baby pool.

It is perfect for this activity but you do not need one. Simply do it outside on the floor instead.

Step 3: Paint with balloons

Let the kids dip the water balloons in the colors. Then they should gently roll the colored balloons over the paper to start painting with balloons.

Make them understand that the water balloons can pop and splash the water when they throw them to hard.

In case that happens your paper will be soaking wet and it’s not able to take in any paint anymore.

Everyone would have to start over again.

water balloon art

Did your kids enjoy this fun water balloon paint art project? Then take a look here for some more Summer Activities for Lil Tigers, these fun Camping Coloring Pages for your next camping trip or those 15 Best Water Toys for Toddlers.


  • This fun water balloon painting project can be messy. That’s why we did it outside and wore our swim cloth.
  • We used a muffin tray to fill the liquid paint in them. They were the perfect size for our water balloons and this kids painting activity.
  • This fun summer art project is the perfect water balloon painting preschool activity for your next summer field trip.
  • After you are done with your water balloon pictures simply use the colorful balloons to make a water ballon paint fight. The kids will have so much fun!
  • This water balloon art will also turn out nicely on a canvas.

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