Monday, March 7, 2011

Toilet Roll Painting

The boys have been asking to paint... a lot... and we ended up painting twice a day sometimes. After a few sessions of open ended painting, I thought it would be good to introduce something new for them to paint with to keep the interest. I looked into my recycle bin for crafting and I saw many toilet rolls. Yes, I have a bin where I keep things that I think can be put to good use to the children's crafts. This has been extremely useful. I used to see a craft, then collect materials and I never get to that craft. So, these days, I just look in my bin and see what I have. It's so much easier.

What You Need:
Toilet Rolls

They shouted "circle" while painting
K, can't bear to let go of his car while painting.
Y tried to use the rolls to stamp each other.
The toilet roll became a tunnel for his car to go through.
And K couldn't resist and invited his car to join in the painting.


  1. I just found you through Teach Preschool. I love this post, and how your son turned his art-making toilet paper roll tool into a tunnel for his car. If you'd like, please consider adding a link on my blog under Creative Experiments: Toilet Paper Roll :)

  2. Hi Rachelle,

    Thanks! I popped over and have participated in your Toilet Roll Creative Experiment. You've got a great content there! I'll be following your blog. :)

  3. Very cool! Lately I've really been into using paper tubes in projects. We've made a paper tube sculpture, crowns, and most recently a tube collage/relief sculpture!! (we haven't finished the last project.)

    My daughter and I look forward to printing with tubes and even different width tubes!

  4. Hi Melissa,

    Wow! I'm so impressed with your paper tube sculpture!

  5. Aren't they simply adorable at this age! Love the concentration on their faces... and of course a toilet role HAS to become a tunnel! A fabulous activity session! Must be hard work crafting with two!!

    Thank you so much for linking up at Kids Get Crafty - fabulous to see you there.

  6. Hi Maggy,

    Thanks! I love it too, when they look so focused. :) I have to say that it's not easy to craft with two tods. Totally enjoy it on good days but on bad days, I don't have enough hands to catch the flying brushes. :P


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