Quick & Easy Ball Painting Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Check out this quick & easy ball painting activity for little kids! Your preschoolers will love learning about Physics with this awesome friction painting art project! Grab just a few basic supplies and make a really cool piece of artwork! You’ll definitely be glad that you did! 

collage of process art images with text: Ball PaintingWe have one more Physics Lab activity to share today. Quick & Easy Ball Painting, y’all! The little guy loved it and I’m willing to bet that your little kids will too! 

bounce ball in metal pan with cardstock and paint next to palette
All you need to create this really cool piece of artwork is a bouncy ball, a box lid or baking pan, and of course paper and paint! 

bounce ball and pompom in metal pan with cardstock and paint
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

cardstock in metal pan with bounce ball and paint
Quick & Easy Ball Painting Activity for Little Kids

What you’ll need

bounce ball and pokey ball covered with paint in metal pan
Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out materials. 

ball painting process art in metal pan next to paint palette
Prompts

  • How can you make marks and designs with the ball?
  • Will you dab paint on the paper or on the ball?
  • What happens when you roll the ball across your paper?
  • Could you use other small items to roll over your picture? What marks will they create?

preschooler putting ball into metal pan with paper and paint
Observe

  • Did the child explore rolling a ball or any other items to create marks? 
  • Did he move the items in any other way such as blowing or dropping? 

closeup of ball painting process art
Isn’t this seriously all kinds of awesome? I love how it looks! 

closeup of ball painting in metal pan
The little guy picked out pink, red, and blue for his ball painting, but your little kids can of course choose their favorite colors for this activity. 

ball painting process art
The possibilities are for sure endless. So many ways for your little kids to create! 

ball painting process art in metal pan with bounce ball and pokey ball
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Family & Pets theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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