Paint-balling with water beads (and other balls)

Today we used the last of the water beads from last week. We used them to paint in the Tuff Spot.

I set it up by lining the Tuff Spot with paper and blotting paint of different colours in it. In a large bowl I put the water beads, along with some plastic play balls and a tennis ball. I gave the kids a straw and a wooden stirrer each.

They blew the balls through the straws, pushed with the stirrers, rolled with their hands and bounced the water beads on to the paper.

The kids didn’t spend a long time on the activity because they had also discovered the play sand was dry enough to play with this morning, so sand won over painting! But the time they did spend they did enjoy and we are all agreed that the finished painting looks really good!

Edspire  Messy Play

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4 thoughts on “Paint-balling with water beads (and other balls)

  1. This looks like lots of fun x

  2. roylcoblog says:

    I love the idea of including a whole group of kids on one large project like this. Would make a fantastic mural for a playroom!

  3. Lisa says:

    I’ve been meaning to do water bead painting for ages, but I think it’s one best saved for the garden, like you have! Great end result x

  4. […] a few weeks now I have had an idea that I was desperate to try out. It started after we did paintballing with the play balls and water beads, when the kids were bouncing the water beads around the Tuff […]

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