The ultimate toy of boyhood is arguably the Nerf’s Super Soaker. This is a recreational water gun that is capable of using water and pressure to launch long distances. Super Soakers were created by Lonnie Johnson, a brilliant and creative inventor and nuclear engineer who was inspired to create a kid’s water gun during his time in the U.S. Air Force. Nerf guns and super soaker guns became one of the best-selling toys in history – generating $200 million in sales in just one year. It’s a lot of summer backyard fun for all little ones…except we’re heading into winter and it’s rainy all week here. Hmm, what now? It’s a perfect time to learn how to draw a super soaker instead!
This tutorial and our many others are suitable for ages 3 to 8 (preschool and above.)
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🖍️ Tools For Success
- Paper (Our Free How To Draw Template PDF)
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Markers
- Coloring Tools (I recommend Crayola’s 140 Piece Coloring Case)
🎨 Parents: The only tools you need to use these how-to-draw tutorials are: an eraser, a pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.
Easy Drawing Guide: Super Soaker Nerf Water Gun
Nerf + Super Soaker Gun Fun Trivia for Kids
- Some NERF guns can shoot darts at about 30 mph. Some models up to 50 mph.
- The original marketing campaign for Nerf ball launcher/gun was about how safe it was for indoor use, “throw indoors, [but] can’t damage lamps or break windows, [or] hurt babies or old people.”
- The gaming parent company of Hasbro owns NERF and NERF super soakers. NERF is made of special material that reacts chemically with CO2 turning the polyester resin into a ridiculous soft material that can’t hurt anyone.
- Some Nerf models sell up to $500! Models like NERF N-Strike Vulcan and NERF N-Strike Longstrike CS-6 Dart Blaster can shoot up to 35 feet!
- Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson was a NASA engineer and as a child, he experimented with many things. Kids around the neighborhood called him “The Professor.”
- Did you know it took Lonnie almost 7 years – reaching out to 75+ toy manufacturers and retailers to get some company interested in investing in the Super Soaker idea!
- Lonnie Johnson, the father of Super Soakers, is back to hard-hitting sciences. He is engineering and working on a lithium battery for the transportation industry.
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