I am rather excited to be joining up with a few bloggers this month to showcase some lovely and rather expressive art techniques for kids painting!
Our contribution is printing with toilet rolls! You can of course use plain old cardboard tubes too, they work just as well.
Gather your supplies. You will need:
- Sheets of paper or cardstock. Our sheet is an A3 size which is double letter.
- A toilet roll or tube per kid
- Black paint
- Water Paints
I once again brought out the trusty activity tray to work on. I find these contain the paper which results in none on the floor, they are easy to just pick up and move and I stack them by rotating a bit for art work like this to dry!
Or you can just tape your paper to the table 😉
Put some black paint in a dish and let the kids get stamping! It was interesting to see who was following my example. The eldest made some overlapping circles like I demonstrated, my 2 year old attempted it and my 4 year old was, well himself and decided to just do his own thing which usually ends in him painting himself.
Looking great on the overlapping!
At this point it would have been great to be able to show a finished art creation to my 5 year old for him to visualize what I had in mind. I think he would have made more precise stampings as well.
UPDATE: I have had a few people say I put too much emphasis on my child to copy me. Well, he is currently in a “I must copy Mommy” phase and was eagerly straining his neck to see what I was doing, so I showed him! Having a finished item to copy off would have made him happier when it came to painting the circles and I am sure he would have put his own spin on it too! I didn’t FORCE the kid to do anything.
This is what mine looked like after the stamping including some “help” from the 2 year old. Because you know they have to help.
These tubes are still usable and I am pondering what I could do with black painted tubes. Maybe make some animals?
I then stacked the trays for these toilet roll stamps to dry.
Later that afternoon we got the water paints out. Super excited kids each got their trays back.
I proceeded to make an example of what we were trying to do.
I think my 5 year old kind of got the idea.
My 2 year old gave up on her artwork and kept coming to help me.
The 4 year old only used himself as the canvas so basically my 2 year old went around the table painting her art, painting his art and my art.
I am rather pleased with the way it came out though! We will need to do this one again now that my 5 year old has seen what the end result can look like.
Love this stained glass technique? PIN IT!
We also used toilet rolls to stamp various shapes last year! See the paint stamping here and awww, look how much younger the kids are!
Do check out Messy Little Monster for the rest of this painting challenge! So many awesome materials used.