Sensory play: Art activities for kids

Sensory play: Art activities for kids

Combining the art of sport and the art of painting sounds like great fun. And you know what? It is! This box activity keeps the mess containted without containing their imaginations. Give it a go!

What you need:

  • large box
  • butcher paper
  • tape
  • paint and water
  • tennis balls
  • sensory squishy creatures
  • paint trays

Number of players:


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2. Tape your butchers paper to the inside walls of your large box.

Step 3. Mix paint with water, 3 parts paint to 1 part water.

Step 4. Dip your tennis balls into the paint colours making sure they're soaked.

Step 5. Get the kids throwing all of the balls into the box from a distance that they have some accuracy.


  • With the sensory squishy creatures, have the younger kids dipping them into the paint and making patterns on the paper.
  • This is not limited to a box. If you don't have one large enough, you can always tape the paper to a wall outside and have the kids take aim.

Crafted by Sujatha Balaji BlogMeMom
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