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Tennis Ball Prints

Tennis Ball Prints
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This is a great outdoor printmaking lessons for very active kids.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

Tennis ball prints are best done outdoors in the warm weather.

What You Need:

  • Paper (a nice big roll of paper, if you can get it)
  • Thin paint. (This can be water-based paint of any kind. If you use tempera or acrylic, make sure to add lots of water so the paint is very, very thin.)
  • Containers for paint
  • Tennis balls
  • Aprons or old shirts

What You Do:

  1. Children should wear an apron or old shirt.
  2. Dip the tennis balls in paint.
  3. Dab or (our favorite) drop the balls onto paper to make a print.
  4. Hang the prints to dry.
  5. Some dripping may occur, which adds interest to the finished work.

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