Painting with a mister for bimanual strengthening

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I got this little Personal Mister at the target dollar spot a couple of months ago, and decided to use it to paint.  It is a great tool to work on bimanual skills and hand strengthening because you have to use two hands to pump it up.

painting with misters

After you fill the mister up with water and paint, you pump air into the mister using two hands. Then when you press the button with your finger, it sprays a fine mist.  We put watered down water color paint into it to paint with.  I watered down the paint because I didn’t want to clog the misting holes with paint.

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If you have several of the misters, you can put different colors into them  to use.  The paint then comes out like an air brush.  It is really quite a cool effect.

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  • Bimanual
  • hand strengthening

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Tonya is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and loves creating things to work on skills and solve problems.


  1. […] lot of excitement and fun in our house, as I am sure it does with most little ones! Check out this great use of a “mister” tool (sort of like a manually pumped air brush) to develop strength and co-ordination in both […]

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