Apr 22 10
by cara
at 12:15 PM
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Painting with Golf Balls

For our Art Playgroup yesterday, we had lots of fun painting using golf balls.  This is so simple, and assuming you can keep the golf ball in the pan (more on that in a minute), it is super easy to cleanup!

Here’s what you do:

Find a baking dish with tall sides (I used a roasting pan, a Pyrex 9×13, and several 8×8 pans).  When I did the initial test run yesterday, I used a tray with low sides.  It worked just fine when I did it, but The Littlest Apple had a little less finesse and sent the golf ball-covered in orange paint-rolling across the kitchen and carpeted living room floor!  Luckily it was washable paint, but just a warning, be sure you use a dish with high sides!

Cut the paper to fit your pan.

Add drops of paint all over the paper.  I found that using 3 or fewer colors works best.

Golf Ball Painting 2

Drop a golf ball in the pan, and hold on to the sides of the pan to roll the golf ball around.  The idea is for the kids to get the golf ball to roll through all of the drops of paint, which certainly requires a little hand eye coordination.

A photo from our second test run:

Golf Ball Painting 1

It will create a very cool “track” from the pattern of the golf ball.  Love this color combination!

Golf Ball Painting 3

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