Monday, 6 February 2012

No-Mess (Kinda) Spiky Ball Painting

The first great thing about this project is that it is a No-Mess activity...for the first part anyway. You are welcome to omit the second step if you want it to be a completely clean paint extravaganza! We first learned of this idea when we went to a  Family Literacy Day event at our local library. It was such a brilliant idea, the next day we went and got all the materials to do it again.


Here is what you'll need for Step 1:
Large zipper bags
Pieces of white or coloured paper or construction paper
Paint
Small ball with 'feet' all over it (see pic)

1. Find some spiky balls like these ones.

2. Place paper (we made heart shapes), blobs of paint & spiky balls inside zipper bag. Seal almost to the end, insert straw to blow a little air into bag & seal.

3. Let kidlets have at it rolling and shaking balls around in bag.


Can you see the little 'foot prints' everywhere?


Here is what you'll need for Step 2: 
Crayons, markers, pencil crayons
Stickers
Glitter glue 
Pom poms
Jewels
Stamps
OR Any kind of craft supplies you have!


Once paint is dry (next day for us), let kidlets decorate with Valentine themed colours and shapes.


 And the finished product!!!




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24 comments:

  1. haha such a cute idea!! Love the creativity zone!!

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    1. Thanks Brandi, I got the vinyl stick on from an Uppercase Living Party I attended.

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  2. How fun! I'll have to remember this for when my little girl is old enough to do more than eat, sleep & poop! ;) Thanks for linking up to Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

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    1. Lol! Congratulations on your new arrival, thanks for hosting. New follower & repeat linker in the future ;)

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  3. What a great activity! I've featured you at my Three Blog Thursday post this week! :)
    PS. Tried to vote for you but could you give me a hint as to which number you are on the linky list!! x

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    1. Thanks so much Rebekah, I really feel over the moon about the feature. http://www.lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com/2012/02/surprising-day-thank-you.html

      Thank you also for trying to vote. I am #74 Valentine Fun Food http://www.everycreativeendeavor.com/2012/02/creative-bloggers-got-talent-auditions.html Thanks so much! You have made my day!

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  4. Ooh so fun! I'm loving the different paint activities in bags.

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    1. They are tons of fun, the kids love shaking the bag. Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi!

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  5. How fun! Looks like your little ones had a blast! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. They sure did! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Hope you have a great day!

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  6. So cute! and it looks like so much fun!

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  7. I love love love crafting with my kids! Such a fantastic idea!

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    1. Thank you! I agree, it is a favorite time around here too.

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  8. thanks for linking up to totally tutorials tuesday. You were featured today!!
    http://measuredbytheheart.com/2012/02/fun-feature-friday-210.html
    Have an awesome weekend!!

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    1. Thank you so much Connie! You have made my day!! Going to grab your button ;)

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  9. A great idea! I've never tried painting with a spiky ball. Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine link Party! I'm glad to have you!

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  10. What a FUN craft!! My Little Man would love this! Must try this out! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  11. Looks like so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  12. I've been looking for some 'no mess' activities to use with my toddler as a distractor while I get organised in the mornings. I can't wait to try this one out.

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    1. AWESOME!! I love to hear that, hope you have tons of fun & thanks for stopping by!

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