Bounce Painting

As I was scrolling through Facebook I saw someone had used the leg of a tight and a ball to do some painting! So this activity had to be done!

Suitable for: 1 Years +
Set up: 5 minutes


  • An old pair of tights
  • A tennis ball (or rice to put in the tight)
  • Paper.
  • Paint.

The set up

Cut the leg off an old pair of tights, Push a tennis ball all the way down to the foot. Squirt the paint into a bowl so its easy to dip the end of the tight into the paint. Lay out the paper and you are good to go!

Making the Most out of the activity 

Explore the paint together, and follow your child’s lead. Talk about the marks being left behind, the movements they are making and even how the colours are changing as they mix together. Use words like; up, down, bounce, big, little ect.

Learning opportunities

  • Cause and effect
  • Cognitive development
  • Making marks
  • Communication and language
  • Hand eye coordination

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