Christmas Tree Ball Painting is a creative, visual sensory activity where children can use their hand and eye coordination and motor skills to create a festive art project. This hands-on activity helps children develop their fine motor skills too.
How to Make a Christmas Tree Ball Painting:
To get into the Christmas Spirit, be sure to crank up some Christmas Favorites while you and your child(ren) are making this craft!
- Green Construction Paper
- Paint (We used red, blue, and yellow)
- Yellow Construction Paper or Foam
- Brown Construction Paper or Foam
- Baking Dish
- Ping Pong Ball
- Paper Plate
1. Fold the green piece of construction paper in half and place it in a small glass baking dish (8 in. by 11 in.) For older children, you can use the full sheet of construction paper and a larger dish.
2. Dip a ball (about the size of a ping pong ball) into the yellow paint.
3. Place the ball in the dish and have your children move the dish round to “paint” on the paper.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each color of paint.
5. Let the paint dry.
6. Cut a triangle out of the paper.
7. Add a star and tree trunk to the painting to make a Christmas tree.
Cost to Make a Christmas Tree Ball Painting:
- Green Construction Paper: 1¢
- Yellow Construction Paper: 1¢
- Brown Construction Paper: 1¢
- Paint: 25¢
- Paper Plate: 1¢
- Glue: 1¢
Total: Only 30¢ to make this festive holiday craft!
Every activity for kids should have a Teachable Moment! What is a Teachable Moment? It is a time during every craft or project when you can teach your child something about the activity.
1. Read books about Christmas trees such as A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe or The Littlest Christmas Tree by R. A. Herman
2. While painting, explore mixing two different colors to make a new color.
Other than using a paint brush, what ways do your children like to paint?
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My sister's children love to use finger paints. They often end up painting their entire bodies. They are too funny. I love how you take a craft and turn it into a teachable moment. I would think almost any activity can become a teachable moment if we want them to be.
The kids are coming to visit for a whole week next week! I am going to pin this so we can give it a try.