Process is much more important than product when children are exploring art. The discoveries they make on their own along the way as well have much more of an impact developmentally than if you direct and model process for them. Painting with “non standard” objects is a great way for children to learn about the world around them. They can discover patterns and textures; problem solving skills by discovering different ways to use the same object.

Toilet Paper Tube Painting

Old toilet paper rolls
Paint

We explored painting using toilet paper tubes. Here is the progression of our art time:

Toilet Paper Tube Art

Toilet Paper Tube Art

Toilet Paper Tube Art

Toilet Paper Tube Art

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2 Responses to Toilet Paper Tube Painting

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  2. Kendall says:

    I am going to have to try this with my kids!