I can’t remember where I saw this idea first — maybe on Pinterest? It’s super simple: Take empty toilet paper rolls, cut the ends to make different shapes, dip into paint, and press onto paper.We often have difficulty with painting at our house — the kidlets love this activity, but usually we end up with a water cup tipped over across the entire table, paint on the walls, and some part of Noah’s face gets a “makeover.” Not fun. At all. At least, for me. So I thought we’d give this a try. Our garden is starting to grow (no thanks to the squirrels who’ve now eaten approximately half the seeds we planted and about 15 sunflowers!) so we’re painting pictures of what the garden might look like once things are in full bloom.
I have to admit, I was a little surprised at their end results. I really thought that Anna’s would be very structured and neat with lots of white space and that Noah’s would be really “messy” and free form. Both of the kidlets surprised me because it was totally reversed!
Overall, an easy activity to do with young kids, they had a lot of fun, and I had very little mess to clean up (big plus!!).