Engage in a vibrant celebration of the Festival of Colors with your kids by trying out this colorful cotton ball painting activity!
Exploring the joy of Holi activities, one of our favorites was the cotton ball painting. The doll shapes cut out from paper were cleverly protected with transparent packing tape to prevent them from getting wet during the vibrant painting activity.
For parents engaging with small kids, spill-proof cups prove to be highly recommended, ensuring a mess-free and enjoyable experience by minimizing the chances of colored water spills. It’s a delightful and creative way to celebrate the Festival of Colors while also ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable time for everyone involved.
This engaging activity provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to unleash their creativity and express their artistic flair. They can explore the vibrant world of colors, experimenting with mixing hues on cotton pads, ultimately crafting their own unique and colorful masterpieces. It’s a delightful way to encourage self-expression and imaginative play, fostering a sense of joy and accomplishment as they create their own works of art during this festive celebration.
How to set up a cotton ball Holi painting:
- Food coloring; red, yellow, blue and green
- Cotton balls
- White cardstock paper
- Colored paper for the hair; yellow, pink and purple
- Transparent packing tape
- Glue gun and stick
- Googly eyes
- Foam heart cutouts
- Spill-proof cups
- Cricut (optional) or scissors
- Cut out the dolls from the white cardstock paper using your Cricut, or you can draw and cut them with scissors.
- Cut the hair from different colored papers.
- Attach the hair to the paper doll using hot glue.
- Cover the whole hair and body with transparent packing tape.
- Spread the cotton balls and attach them to the doll’s body.
- Decorate the hair with foam heart cutouts.
- Attach the googly eyes.
- Repeat this process for the rest of the dolls.
- Fill the spill-proof cup with water and add food coloring. Repeat for each color.
- Place the droppers on each cup.
How to play:
- Encourage your kids to unleash their creativity by allowing them to paint the cotton balls using droppers.
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