This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Michaels and Goblies as part of the Michaels Makers team.
We just tried the funnest new thing – throwable paintballs! We’ve tried lots of fun outdoor color games, and this is our favorite – they were super fun and easy to use and clean up was surprising easy! You can find Goblies at Michael’s (in my store there’s a big display up front), so go grab a bunch and get ready for some fun! Goblies are throwable washable paintballs your kids will love available ONLY at Michaels!
We used Goblies to make a fun wall art canvas for our game room. It of course turned into a fun paintball and paint squirt-gun war!
Throwable Paintball Fun Video:
What Are Goblies Throwable Paintballs?
Goblies are paintballs that you throw. They are washable. They are biodegradable (so much better than having to pick up pieces from water balloons!). The casing is plant based, made from seaweed. They are filled with non-toxic goo.
Do Goblies Hurt when thrown?
Nope! They’re really soft and squishy and don’t hurt like regular paintballs.
Paintball Canvas Craft Project
You’ll need: (I found everything at Michael’s)
Large Canvas of desired size
It worked best to set up the canvas, that way when the paintballs break the paint will run down the canvas and create art. My kiddos LOVED the paintballs – they were soft, easy to throw, and burst easily onto their targets.
They are stored in liquid in the bag to protect them from bursting too early:
Ready Aim Fire! Throw them every which way at the canvas and have fun with it.
Some of the paintball casings will be left on the canvas (as shown below) – you’ll just want to pull those off while the paint is still wet so they don’t stick.
UPDATE: I posted all about this right after our project. I thought it would take a day or two for the canvas to dry, but the formula for it to be washable also makes it so it doesn’t dry on the canvas, just a heads up! I was hoping to try to spray it with clear sealer to see if it would seal it in and dry the paint, but haven’t tried that yet.
Paint Gun Spray
There are also fun squirt guns that can be filled with Goblies Paint – easy enough to fill that my kids could fill their own, love that!
They had a blast battling one another!
Paintball Clean Up
I was pleasantly surprised with how easily everything cleaned up! The squirt guns rinsed off easily. The colors almost all came out of the white tees. Everything was washable! Go grab yourself some Goblies and have some fun!