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::: splat yo-yo painting

The children made balloon yo yo’s recently …

and after they had played with them for a while, we suggested they might like to try painting with them.

They dobbed the balloons into trays of paint …

and bounced and splogged them around the paper.

Aided by the weight of the water the children were able to bounce and bounce and bounce them!

It wasn’t long before they mixed each other’s colours together …

to create gorgeous new effects.

Of course it was always going to turn into this

and this!

With paint being rubbed all over their hands (and everywhere else) …

thenΒ printed onto the same paper …

with a little dinosaur printing thrown in for good measure …


they had a ball!

Oh you’ve got to love painting in the great outdoors …Β Messy and lots of fun!

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11 Responses to “splat yo-yo painting”

  1. Scott says:

    Like it! Beautiful results…and so messy! Looks irresistible to me.

    ::: We’re sure it’s just as much fun as you imagined it would be Scott! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Debi says:

    Love this! Must try it with my 2.5-year-old who loves messes & the outdoors equally.

    ::: Well then Debi … this activity will be perfect! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Liz Gergely says:

    Hi Guys, I am teaching Kinder/Prep for the first time this year, and have set up a learning centre based classroom. Thanks for the wonderful idea that keep on coming – I a definitely going to do this, it works in wonderfully with my ideas on experimenting with colours. Keep up the great, inspirational work.

    ::: Thanks Liz. You will find LOTS of colour experimenting ideas throughout the blog … Please enjoy! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Aussie Mum says:

    At my sons daycare they did something similar to this with a tennis ball in an old stocking – dipping it in paint and bouncing it onto a large sheet of paper. He loved it and the results were great.

    ::: That is a really cool idea Aussie Mum! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. Pam says:

    oooo- this is right up our alley! We will definitely be trying this! Thanks for posting!

    ::: You are very welcome Pam … enjoy! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. Your site is Great! This looks like fun! Can’t wait to check out more of your page!
    Hopefully one day your children will get to see snow!!!

    ::: Thanks Melissa! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. kristin says:

    oh baby, yes.

    we are doing this.

    ::: Yeehaa! … Have fun with it Kristin. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. Rachelle says:

    Following your lead, I just made a couple yo-yo balloons and it occurred to me that they’d be so fun to paint with too. We’ll give it a go tomorrow — I’m sure it’ll be a blast, and will no doubt end in mucky paint-covered hands as it did with your kiddos. Have a great weekend.

    ::: Have fun with it Rachelle! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. Jacquie says:

    do you remember the ball in a stocking game where you stand back against a wall and swing the ball to hit the wall on each side in time to this rhyme…
    Hello hello hello sir
    meet you at the show sir?
    no sir
    why sir?
    ’cause i’ve got a cold sir
    where’d you get the cold sir?
    at the north pole sir
    what you doing there sir?
    catching polar bears sir
    how many did you catch sir?
    1 sir 2 sir 3 sir…..
    I tried it on Friday with my kinders and they really got into it. It was tricky at first getting the rhythm, but they kept at it.
    We used socks, which are a bit shorter and fitted our space better. When they have this down-pat, we’ll add the next step: lifting your leg to hit under each time you say ‘sir’. Lots of coordination happening there!

    ::: Hee … hee … hee … Jacquie we have never heard of this before but gee it sounds like fun! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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