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Roller Printing


Materials

  • Thin foam
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Empty paper towel or toilet paper roll
  • Tempera paint, liquid
  • Shallow pan
  • Paper or a cut-open brown paper bag

Directions

  1. Cut out some interesting shapes from thin pieces of foam.
  2. Stars are nice, or make hearts, Christmas trees, or other season-appropriate shapes.
  3. Glue the shapes onto empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls.
  4. Pour some liquid tempera paint into a shallow pan big enough to fit the paper roll.
  5. Dip the "roller" into the paint, then roll onto a sheet of paper or cutopen brown paper bag.
  6. For a variation on this, use a real foam paint roller.
  7. At even intervals, tie the roller with string.
  8. This will make stripes when dipped in paint and pressed on paper.
  9. Or cut chunks out of the roller to make a thick solid pattern with holes in it.

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Copyright © 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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