I love doing art projects with the kids. I know I am crazy because it always makes a huge mess, but it is so fun to watch them explore different mediums like paint, crayons, oil pastels, and colored pencils. Sometimes I get bored with my usual supplies, so I decide to make some to keep me and the kiddos interested in the project.
When we create projects with water colors, I like to let the kiddos test out different things to paint with. I have different size brushes and lots of stamps. Whenever we use water colors with stamps, I have the kids either paint onto the stamp, or roll it through the paint.
I had a toilet paper roll sitting around, so I decided to turn it into a stamp, as we were getting bored with some of the usual stamps we have for water colors. Taking some school glue, I created a triangle on the toilet paper roll. Then, I took some yarn I had from making pom poms and laid the yarn over the shape. I repeated this throughout the entire roll of toilet paper. I let the toilet paper roll dry standing up.
Once the roll was dry, we could use it as a stamp when we are using our water color paints. I had the kids paint the roll with their brushes and roll it onto the paper.
It was fun to get messy with the water colors. Adleigh had a little too much fun, and decided to spill water everywhere. This is why I always keep baby wipes and paper towels near us as we typically make a mess whenever we are playing with water colors!
I am in need of more ideas for art projects for the kiddos! What are some other projects you have done with your kiddos as art projects? I’d love to hear!