Koosh Ball Painting

Koosh Ball Painting Activity

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See more activities in: Kindergarten, July 4th/Independence Day

Want to give craft time a little pop and sizzle? Try this colorful painting craft that uses one of our favorite toys--a Koosh ball! With their hairy tentacles and squishy feel, they make the perfect medium for painting Fourth of July fireworks. Doing this messy activity outside on a summer day is half the fun. Then add some smoky glitter to give it some pizzazz.

What You Need:

  • Koosh ball
  • Poster paints
  • White construction paper
  • Glitter pen or paint
  • Star stickers


What You Do:

  1. Head outside with your child and lay the white paper on the sidewalk.
  2. Invite your child to dip the Koosh ball into red or blue paint, making sure most of the tentacles are covered with paint.
  3. Now drop it down onto the paper, to create a firework shape. Experiment to see how it looks when you throw or roll it across the paper!
  4. Repeat this several times to make multiple fireworks.
  5. When the paint is completely dry, your child can enhance it with sparkling glitter paint.
  6. Finally, add adhesive stars to create a sky background.

Now you have an explosion of color!

Tania K. Cowling is a former early childhood teacher and author of teacher resource books. Her Together Time crafts have been featured in print magazines and online.

Updated on Jul 16, 2014
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