To do this project you need:
- An extra large piece of paper (I used a piece off a roll of table paper), it would also be fun to try it on a sheet
- Rubber spike balls (I found mine in the dollar spot at Target)
- Tempera paints
- A drop cloth for the ground to keep dirt & grass off the balls - in my case I was trying to protect my cement (it did help a little, but next time I will try to find a grassy area so the clean-up is easier)
- A wall or fence to tape your paper to
Dip your ball in the paint and throw it!
Mina was in the way of one of Maisy's balls - New rule: make sure no one is in front of you when you throw your ball...
Lou spent a good 5 minutes mixing this purple. She really wanted her ball to stay this color.
Mina decided to paint some circles...
And then toss the ball again! After each toss she would giggle with delight - that made the whole experience worth it for me.
Maisy in a good action shot!
Now I told you this was messy - I'm not sure how she ended up with paint on the back of her head.
After having done this, here are my recommendations:
- Tape up an extra piece of paper above the art work paper
in case of a stray ballto protect your wall or fence from paint splashes. I had to scrub mine off the house - it wasn't too bad, but it only added to the clean up I had to do on my driveway.
- I could have used a few extra drop cloths also, but it wouldn't have been a big deal if the kids had been standing on grass.
Afterwards I turned on the sprinklers so they could rinse a little paint off their bodies, but instead they decided to turn clean-up into a bike wash.