How to Paint With Recycled TP Rolls Cute Craft for Kids- Halloween Edition
I know you save those toilet paper and paper towel rolls just like I do. Some may call it hoarding but I call it “saving craft supplies for a rainy day”! There are an unlimited number of crafts and painting projects you can create with these. I love to make all my craft projects for young kids have an educational twist. Today we will be using the tp rolls to paint pumpkins, ghosts, witch hats, and cats for Halloween. You can get your kiddo to practice math skills like pattern making, set creating, and counting. TP Roll Paint Crafts (Halloween Edition) can be fun and educational! It is an easy craft activity to do when you are short on time and supplies.
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Prepping the TP Rolls
Cut the TP rolls in half. I used 4 for this project. Next, pinch and fold the roll into the shape you are trying to create.
- Cat- Pinch two points where the ears will be and fold inward to create the space between the ears on the top of the head.
- Witch Hat- Pinch a big point at the top and two points on the sides to create the brim of the hat.
- Ghost- Pinch two spots on the bottom sides and try to create a flat side to the roll for the bottom of the ghost while keeping the top rounded for the head.
- Pumpkin- One small and strong pinch and fold at the top to create a stem.
Gather your supplies and prep the work area for a mess. I made two plates with black and orange paint for the rolls to be dipped into. Then just stamp them onto the paper. Use a pointed tip or marker to make the embellishments on the shapes. I used stamp pads too if you want to be less messy. They worked pretty well.
Here are a few ideas we did at my house to practice some Pre-K math skills.
- Make sets 1-5. Stamp how many and write the numbers.
- Create sets of one number using each one of the stamps. 2 Pumpkins, 2 Witches, 2 Hats, and 2 Cats.
- Stamp patterns with color and shape. Black, orange, black, orange. Pumpkin, pumpkin, cat, pumpkin, pumpkin, cat.
- Count out loud while stamping and drawing embellishments.
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