Toddler painting with golf balls is an adapted version of preschool marble painting. Golf balls are not a choking hazard and can be handled easier than marbles. This is a classic art activity that we have enjoyed for years! The twist to this activity is using a coffee can with sets of children. It is a great way to help toddlers feel more comfortable working with other children and it also uses their entire upper bodies. If you are just starting to introduce art to your toddler, you might want to first read my post with tips on how to set up art activities with toddlers.
What you will need:
Paper that fits sideways into the coffee can
Place your choice of tempera paint into a shallow dish with golf ball(s). Make sure they are covered with paint. Fit the paper into the can, so it wraps around the sides. Have your toddlers spoon the paint-covered golf balls into the can and place the lid securely on top.