W is not a fan of messy play. I fear this may be my fault, perhaps being a little over zealous with the hand-wiping when he was smaller, as now he really does not like to get his hands dirty.
Because of this he has not been a huge fan of painting at home as at nursery finger-painting is very much encouraged and he hates it.
I am trying to get him over this gradually so this week we had some fun with paints but used empty toilet rolls instead of fingers or brushes.
It actually worked really well.
We just took an empty roll, squished it a bit, dipped in a tray of paints and stamped away.
The effect was really quite good.
I think the heart shapes could easily be turned into little butterflies or would make a really nice Valentines Day craft.
Even better…the boy really enjoyed it.
I’m hoping he may be getting over his fear of paints!
For more ideas why not check out my toilet roll craft page and pinterest board?
We are linking up this week with Tuesday Tots over at Rainy Day Mum
I thought of butterfly’s when I saw them – might just try this for their aunties birthday card
They do look like butterflies don’t they!
Emma Smith (@MyLittle3andMe) says
Hearts and butterflies, I think they lend themselves well to either. A lovely idea. 🙂
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
Aren’t toilet paper rolls awesome? So versatile, beyond their intend use. Can’t believe I’ve been throwing them away all these years. Anyway, I love this fun and easy craft. Your son’s smile tells how much she loved it!