I started hoarding craft material and supplies long before Lawson even cared about picking up a crayon! I have more Toilet Paper Rolls than I know what to do with and finally I was like I NEED TO START USING THESE because DUH, thats why i'm saving them in the first place!
I found this idea in a MaryAnn Kohl Book. If you don't know who this is..YOU NEED TO! She has several books about doing art with kids. I have like 5 of her books and theres enough ideas to last through L's entire childhood!
Imprinting with TP Rolls
what you need
TP Rolls/ Paper Towel Rolls
other small gluable objects (optional)
Strong Glue (hot glue gun works best)
what you do
1. cut out shapes from the extra cardboard and glue them around your toilet paper rolls.
2. You can also use other materials (beads, leaves, aluminum foil, feathers, etc) to make all sorts of different imprints!
-I used beans and noodles for my other rolls.
3. Let your child paint the rolls OR roll them in paint
-I let him do it both ways
When he started rolling them onto paper you could make out the different shapes but not after he rolled so much and did some finger painting as well...it all became just a lot of paint lol. Soon the paper and the rolls were covered but he thought that was fun too so I gave him all 3 rolls to play with.
Then I let him paint the paper towel rolls. He decided to paint each bean one by one!
Then he rolled it on the paper. Love that little purple spot on his nose :)
L really liked this (probably because it was quite messy!) and the toilet paper rolls became works of art themselves!
I still have tons of rolls left, so when the weather cools down it'll be a nice excuse for a nature hunt and we'll be doing this again but using more natural textures to put on the rolls. I'd love to wrap some leaves, branches, rocks, pine needles, etc. around the rolls and then let L paint!
You may have noticed and wondered WHY ON EARTH IS HE IN A WHITE SHIRT?!
I MUST BE DELUSIONAL AND ADDICTED TO SPRAY AND WASH!
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