Unconventional art tools are so much fun…do you remember making rubber band balls?  We decided to do a little experiment to see what would happened if we added paint and rolled one around on some paper…

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tempera paints
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper
  • Paint brushes (optional)
  • A small ball (optional)

Begin by making the ball, you can make yours entirely out of rubber bands or wrap them around a ball you already have to save time.  If you’d like to be able to use the ball afterwards, be sure to use washable paints.

Keep going until you have the number of rubber bands you want.  You don’t need to cover the entire ball, just enough to give it some really good texture.

Now it’s time to paint!  Apply paint to the ball either by brushing it on or rolling the ball around in it…

And roll it all around!  The ball made some really interesting patterns on the paper…

Here’s a close up of our fun,

Try rolling the ball, stamping with the ball, and if you’re feeling brave about the paint splatters, bouncing the ball too!

When you’re all finished, you can wash the ball and bands and reuse them for your next creative adventure!

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