This wreath screams summer! Use mini beach balls to create a fun summer wreath for your front door or pool party! You know I love a good wreath. I've caught the wreath making bug and can't stop! Now when I find a cute craft supply like these mini beach balls, my first thought is... "I wonder if I could use those on a wreath?" ha! Well, it turns out that with the help of a little hot glue, you can indeed make a wreath from beach balls. My latest project with Oriental Trading is all about celebrating summer fun in the sun. Read on to see how to make your own Summer Beach Ball Wreath.
This wreath screams summer! Use mini beach balls to create a fun summer wreath for your front door or pool party!
This wreath screams summer! Use mini beach balls to create a fun summer wreath for your front door or pool party! To create a nice flat base for the wreath, I just covered a large wire wreath form with blue burlap ribbon. In addition to your front door, this wreath would be super cute hung pool side or used as decor for a pool party!
Whether you are at the beach or at home, beach balls are such fun toys to play with during the Summer! Here is a fun printable activity for your young ones - Beach Ball Color Matching with Do-a-Dot markers!
Visual perception, color knowledge and vocabulary are important skills for a young child to develop. This fun printable activity provides the opportunity for the child to do just that- hands-on learning throughout Summer!
How to set up this activity:
Provide paint dabbers, drops of paint with earbuds (q-tips) or crayons/markers matching the colors on the printable. (When laminating the printable, play dough can also be used- let the child roll balls of play dough to match the color of the beach ball.) Let the child match the colors by dabbing the rest of the row. This can be done independently or an adult can assist with the purpose of enforcing language- talking about the colors of the balls etc.
PS- Matching the colors by dabbing also develops hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. AND dabbers are a great alternative to paint/stamps, and less messy too!
I have included a sheet with color, and one with no color, only the color names. This sheet will be perfect for kids learning to read and recognize the color names since they will need to read the name of the color to know which color to use for that row. Win-win!
Then, you will find a sheet with a color mixing experiment. I will suggest using drops of paint with this sheet, since dabbers will be ruined and play dough even more so. Mix the colors and see what new color will appear! A great activity to teach primary and secondary colors to little ones!
Have fun color matching beach balls this Summer! Also see this fun Beach Ball learning activity with a real beach ball!