Painting in a box lid? Tipping the box lid back and forth? Yep, that’s what this toddler painting with balls activity is all about.
And it’s fun.
This technique is very similar to our golf ball painting, except we use sensory balls. These types of activities involve the upper body as the children focus on not only holding the tray or box lid, but also move it back and forth to move the balls around. Our busy children especially love this activity since it involves movement.
Toddler Painting with Balls
What you will need:
Setting it up:
- Pour some paint onto a tray. We used 2 colors so we could watch them mix.
- Add the sensory balls to the tray and roll them around a bit in the paint.
- Place paper in the box lid and dip the nubby balls into the paint.
Show your toddler how to hold the ends of the box and move it back and forth.
The ball will leave a trail of painted dots as it rolls across the paper.
Of course, using the tongs had its own fun. Our toddlers were quite interested how they worked.
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