Me and Lily plan to start using different items one by one to see what funky patterns we can make.
Todays object is one we all have, and all seem to let build up in our bathroom.
The Toilet Roll!
All you need is a toilet roll or two, paint, and paper.
I squeezed four primary colours into a bowl and let Lily do the rest of the work.
The colours all mix up nicely and made it multicoloured.
The toilet roll makes nice circle shapes if printed onto paper and also can be dragged along the paper to create a swish look.
Lily loved painting this way though mostly did swishing.
Here are Lily's results!
I did another example for you of how effective the circles can be without the swishing which could probably be done by a child older than Lily.
So if your stuck in and looking for something interesting to paint with, don't head to the shops, head to your bathroom and pick up a toilet roll.
Would love to know how your little learners got on with this activity.
What an original idea, must bear it in mind for when my granddaughter comes over.ReplyDelete
Aww, was just having a nosey and saw this post. Was going to do this activity on my FB page as we have a whole bag of them ready to be recycled haha. It's a great activity isn't it! Love recycling things for crafts :DReplyDelete
Nice little project for my nephew and myself lily did greatReplyDelete
Brilliant idea, I've used a toilet roll to be painted before but never to paint with.ReplyDelete
Unusual idea, yet very effective. I can recall sharing a flat with a few other girls. One of my flat mates had a friend who worked in a private nursery, we used to collect some household items e.g. Empty toilet rolls etc. I thought they were used for crafts, maybe they used them for such artwork. Well Done!ReplyDelete
Brilliant, will be trying this this week as it's now half term here and my kids are getting restless!ReplyDelete
These are fab ideas, especially for a rainy dayReplyDelete
Great idea :) I'm storing it away for the school break :)ReplyDelete
this is so cute :) xReplyDelete
love the top picture Lily did looks like a person moving in slow motion like the Matrix where he bends backwards lolReplyDelete
Looks like fun. It's always the simple things kids love the mostReplyDelete
My daughter Megan is 5 and collects these every time there is an empty one, I usually sneak them out of her bedroom and into recycling bin but will have to do these with her, we used to colour them and she pretended they were bandages for her arms but her arms are to big now but she would love this xXxReplyDelete
We could actually build a house with all the toilet rolls we use in our house xReplyDelete
Some good ideas...kids are easily pleased when they are little lolReplyDelete
This is great & Lilys "swishing" painting looks like a professionals take on Strictly!ReplyDelete
Megan loves to do this, we also colour on them and she uses them as bandages, her wrists are getting to big now, but she still loves drawing on them, its a battle to get any in the recycling without her seeing them xXxReplyDelete
This is such a good idea. My older daughter Samantha is always saving bits and bobs saying she plans to do something arty with them.ReplyDelete
Can also squash the toilet roll before printing to make petal or leaf shapes.ReplyDelete
We actually did this yesterday and it kept my little girl entertained for 2 hours! She loved itReplyDelete
Great idea, my grandson would love to do this.ReplyDelete
Have heard of making models with toilet rolls but would have never though of this,great idea!ReplyDelete
What a good idea - I do hate wasting all those toilet roll cardboard inserts!ReplyDelete
Fabulous. A great idea.ReplyDelete
Great idea, have painted with potatoes and used comps , but never loo rolls, so will definitely be saving a couple nowReplyDelete
What an original idea, A great way to use items before recyclingReplyDelete
What a fab idea! We have made lots arty things out of toilet rolls before, but never painted with them!ReplyDelete
I was literally thinking the other day what i can do with a toilet roll but couldn't think of anything simple enough for a 3 year old. But this is perfect. My daughter loves stampingReplyDelete