Art activity involving lots of movement.
We played with our big box yet again and this time the activity included paint! 2 weeks ago we came in possession of a huge box and we have already turned it into an art studio for the kids for all their art activities. The kids have played pet shop in there, used it as a workshop, enjoyed the box as reading nook and many more. Today’s post is about how they enjoyed painting inside the box. To see our earlier preschool art activity ideas which involved lots of movement visit our tin can roll painting
I taped the insides of the box with butcher paper. You could leave it as it. The reason I taped paper was to simply have a removable piece of process art after the art activity and so that the box can become something else the next day. Kids’ interests are fleeting and we all are well aware of that.
I set out a few plastic balls and those sensory squishy creatures available at the dollar store or even at the dollar spot at Target.
With some vibrant colored paint set out in flat trays the kids dipped their balls to their hearts’ content and then splash! time.
They threw the balls inside the box and it splattered paint all over. This art activity was pure fun! I had watered down paint so the splatter was even more dramatic.
My 4 year old could not get enough of the ball splattering paint all inside the box
She put her hands and feet inside the paint tray and did a few hand stamps on the box. She even used the squishy creature to paint the insides.
My pre-schooler was all about getting the ball all over the paper. This was one of those multi-age open ended fun art activity – all inside a box.
After all the fun, here is our box. We would have played longer but the fun had to be cut short for an evening errand.
Your kid is now an artist who throws paint! You can save to display or frame it. I have so many of these I’m completely overwhelmed. Ha!
Thanks for reading and let’s have a fun summer