Paper was placed inside a container with high sides (we like to reuse cardboard box lids).
The children then reached for the balls and placed them into the box lid, dropping them onto the paper.
I showed them how to hold each side of the box lid and slowly tip it back and forth, causing the ball to move. This might take awhile to master, and sometimes I will assist the child until he/she is able to control it alone.
Once they see what happens when the ball moves around the paper, they want to keep going. Look at those paint tracks!
It takes great concentration and hand/eye coordination.
When they are finished, they place the balls back into the paint tray and remove the paper to dry.
This is a fun way to get them ready for marble painting, which we do in the 3 year old class.