Explore color mixing with this creative Bouncy Ball Painting technique. Kids will love this process art activity using bouncy balls and you can keep the mess contained using an cake pan or cardboard box.
This activity is perfect for kids of all ages. Toddlers can stamp the balls or roll them, while older kids might want to bounce the balls in the paint. You can even try different sized bouncy balls or textured bouncy balls to add in some more fun.
What you need to paint with bouncy balls
- 9X13 metal cake pan
- 8.5X11in. Sheet of white paper (or cardstock)
- Washable Paint
- Bouncy balls
Optional: glitter or confetti
Bouncy Ball Painting Toddler Activity
Step 1: Place the sheet of paper inside the cake pan.
Step 2: Pour about a quarter size amount of paint onto the paper. Complete this step the desired amount of times and with each color.
Step 3: Add the optional glitter or confetti.
Step 4: Place the bouncy balls inside the pan.
Step 5: Carefully lift the cake pan and tilt the pan around. Choose to tilt the pan sideways, forward and backwards, or in a circular motion to get the desired paint effect.
Step 6: The bouncy ball(s) will move around inside the cake pan, creating tracks of paint to make a cool design!
Step 7: Add additional paint or glitter/confetti if necessary to create more patterns.
Note: If you want to achieve an art piece to save and display, use less paint and set the art piece aside to dry. For this activity, the process was the highlight, not so much the ‘product’ of having a picture to display. The paper and confetti/glitter can be discarded shortly after the activity is complete when using more paint.
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