Messy creative play for the little ones !


  • 2-3 different coloured poster paints
  • 2-3 tennis balls
  • 1 large sheet paper (or separate pieces sticky taped together on the back)
  • 2-3 ice cream tubs


  1. Make sure you do this on an area outside that doesn't matter if it gets paint on it ( the rain will wash it off) or , alternatively spread a large tarpaulin out first
  2. put one color of poster paint in each tub. add a little water to thin it out
  3. After putting the kids into smocks or olds clothes ......get them to roll the ball around in the paint and then bounce or roll it on /over the paper


My grand sons loved this activity. We did it on the driveway and hosed it down afterwards as the balls can get away from you a bit sometimes but it was worth it and i now have a 'master piece' hanging on my wall!

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  • LuckyMum
    • 02 Nov 2017
      10:37 pm

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  • Imagine how fun it would be on the driveway!!!


  • Great idea


  • Great idea for the school holidays to keep kids entertained


  • What an interesting way to get the kids interested in painting. I think i would need lots of paper for this activity. Thanks for the idea


  • Think my kids would throw the paint balls to each other, lol !


  • The painting look’s amazing and fun to make,thanks!

    • The grand kids loved it ! Granny was letting them make a mess haha


  • Looks like it could get very messy -but how much fun would it be!!

    • Love fun and messy activities – the best type.


  • Looks like a fun arts and crafts activity with stunning results. :)


  • Definitely something not to try indoors. :-)


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