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Toilet Roll Tube Roller Printing

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toilet roll tube roller printing with foam shapes, kids craft idea printing hands


This is a simple roller printing activity using a cylinder and foam shapes. If you use foam stickers, even young children can manage the activity without much help. Older children could design and cut out their own shapes from a foam sheet and glue on.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Toilet roll cardboard tubes or other cylinders e.g. crisp tube.
Rolling pin (optional)
Plastic tub
Kitchen sponge
Paint
Foam stickers (or sheet of foam to cut your own shapes)
PVA glue if making your own foam shapes
Paper to print on



kids roller printing activity start materials
Start materials


Method
Stick foam stickers on to the cardboard tube (or cut out your own shapes from a sheet of foam and glue on). This makes your print roller.



toilet roll tube roller printing with foam shapes, kids craft idea printing hands
Foam stickers make it easy for young kids to make the roller independently


Wet a thin kitchen sponge, squeeze out then place in a plastic tub
Squirt some paint on top of the sponge. This makes your printing pad.



sponge in tray kids paint printing pad



toilet roll tube roller printing with foam shapes, kids craft idea printing hands
Roller pad ready


Roll the print roller over the print pad until it has a good covering of paint



roll roller in paint kids art


Roll the print roller along a sheet of paper to make a print



toilet roll tube roller printing with foam shapes, kids craft idea printing hands


Your cardboard rollers can be left to dry and used again another day
You could also try using a rolling pin. We used a silicon pin which could rotate around the handles - this added a fun and different way to roll. Our foam stickers peeled off again afterwards and the paint washed off so that the rolling pin could be used as normal again after the activity.



rolling paint roller kids art idea rolling pin




rolling with rolling pin in paint kids art idea
Rolling pin print


You could use this technique to make wrapping paper. Check out some other fun ways to print here.

Categories
#Easy
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Toilet roll tube
#Paint
#Printing
#Foam
#Wrapping paper
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