LEVEL: Pre-school and very Early Primary (5+)
A colourful and fun printmaking lesson for the classroom.
This great summertime outdoor art activity is ideal for good hot weather.
Tennis Ball Prints with School Paints
You will need the following:
: Tempera Poster Paint with some shallow paint trays
: Tennis Balls – old ones are ideal.
: Apron, old shirts – plus paper towels.
Let’s get started:
Before you start, ensure that painting surfaces are well-protected. It is a good idea to have children wear protective aprons or smocks.
- Supervision is also necessary as kids love to throw balls.
- Pour some paint into shallow trays – 3 or 4 colours should be enough.
- Dip the balls into the FAS Super Tempera paint. It is better not to over-wet the tennis balls. Try to avoid it being all too drippy. But sometimes, the drippy-ness adds to the final artwork.
- Dab or drop the tennis balls one at a time onto the blank paper.
Hang and allow to dry.
- Sometimes, brushing paint onto the tennis ball gives you more control.
- Try to cover only one side of the tennis ball
- Use clean, bright colours.
- Don’t pour the used paint back into the bottles
Share and, enjoy & have fun.
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