My daughter’s art teacher, Miss Jo at Nova Southeastern University’s Parenting Place, always shared fun projects each week in art class. She introduced this cute and simple football painting activity which is perfect for girls or boys. Everyone loves football right? And what’s interesting is the kids don’t need paintbrushes. She uses mediums like faux grass and footballs to paint, so fun!
First things first you need some grass and green paint. No faux turf? No problem, you can use a carpet square, or even a wide paintbrush. And then your little one paints the field! Let them choose, horizontal or vertical. I find that taping it to a wall, easel, or even a sliding glass door makes for easy clean up.
|My little Emy totally dug this painting activity!|
How about some white lines for the football field? You can use rulers for longer lines, and popsicle sticks for shorter. Make sure to encourage your little one to use both hands, that was our biggest challenge in the twos and threes!
|Miss Joe showing kids some different techniques.|
|Emy loves the ruler painting.|
Paint with footballs! You can press down and make imprints, or use the tips. Or you can allow the kids to freestyle like we did!
|As Emy would say “ta da!” A lovely green football field ready to use as a decoration for your Super Bowl party.|
|Or you can just let them have a field day…finger painting fun for Em!|
And there you have it! A fun and messy football art activity. I know what you’re thinking, it’s A LOT of cleanup. We will definitely do this one on the back porch, or cover our table with contractors paper. Even though it’s a bit of work, the kids had a blast! And if it involves sports…you know we endorse it.
Hope you enjoy your Sunday Funday and your kids have fun with this! And if you do decide to tackle this one with your kids (pardon the pun), send me a pic on my Facebook page please!