Printing- a pattern, design, or mark that is made by pressing something down on or into something else.
Here’s a no fail art activity that I just thought of…instead of using a paper towel tube to create prints, the tube is the final art product itself. We had so much fun, and everyone’s piece is simply spectacular. This activity could be used for all ages and stages, with a 100% success ratio!
I want to show you how to make these colorful prints. Instead of using rollers, we used paper towel tubes. It’s a light weight tool which allows for endless creative printing opportunities.
Star by covering your paper towel tube with a paper towel. It is a very addictive project; please make sure that you have enough tubes for each child before you start.
Encourage the children to squirt paint all over a shallow box.
Lay the paper towel tube on one end of the box.
Applying light pressure, gently roll the tube across the box, just enough to cover it with paint.
The added visual value of watching the paints spread brings a sense of awe and delight.
Let it dry.