Thursday, March 15, 2012

Arts & Crafts Thursday: TP Roll Painting (Shamrocks)

Arts & Crafts time! And I am so impressed with myself on this one.  It can be for St. Patrick's Day or it can be a year-round project today.  It is stamping paint with a toilet paper roll.  It sounds lame but I assure you it is so much fun.  This is another classic art project, by the way, that has been tried and tested not only in our house but in houses all over the country.

Here's how it works...

  • one old and plain toilet paper roll
  • paper
  • paint
  • if you want to add stems to the shamrocks you will need a paintbrush
To get started, I took the roll and bent it into a heart shape.  It was really easy to do and keep in mind it doesn't have to be perfectly symmetrical (for all you engineers and architects out there).
 You dip one end of the heart into the paint, and stamp!
If you want to make shamrocks, you merely place the points of the hearts together to make the shape.  Go for extra luck and make it a 4-leaf.

To be really professional you can paint a little stem on your shamrocks.  We didn't do that.  In fact, C was having so much fun and so decidedly not interested in the shamrocks and St. Patrick's Day element of this project that he just ended up stamping various colors of hearts all over the paper.

I <3 it.


At March 17, 2012 at 9:59 AM , Blogger Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

That's really cute!!!


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