Sports Art

Have the children cut out white circles and then free paint black shapes to make a soccer ball.

Have children cut out a football shape. Have children crumple newspaper to make filling for inside football. Fill football and staple shut. These looked great hanging from the ceiling.

Sports Ball Painting

An old wading pool
Old sports balls (baseball, softball, soccer ball, basket ball, tennis ball, etc.)
Large, flat containers (old cafeteria trays work GREAT!)
Butcher paper

Put large pieces of butcher paper in the wading pool. Have the children roll their ball in paint, then transfer it to the wading pool. Tip the wading pool from side to side to make prints. Compare the different prints that each ball makes.