Bubble Wrap + Rolling Pin + Paint

This came out awesome.

I found it on Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds but didn’t get a chance to look over the post much to see how theirs came out. So I had no idea what to expect. It came out so much better than I could’ve imagined. It’s one of my new favorites.

The set up (A rolling pin wrapped with bubble wrap that I taped it on so it stayed in place, and some paint placed at the bottom of a large sheet of paper):


Love Bug went to town on rolling through the paint:


The colors combined in such an awesome way. There’s some green from the yellow and blue mixing and a tiny bit of orange and purple. (I love any time we get to talk about colors mixing and what color is made by two others.) I also love how the pink is really muted in some spots and how the colors actually seem to overlap a little instead of mixing into new colors. It’s rare to get two or three colors so close together in some many places without them mixing together or ending up in some awkward brownish shade!


There are spots where you can see the marks from the bubble wrap (according to Love Bug, these were windows on houses. There was also green grass, blue recycling bins because it was recycling day, pink houses, and yellow birds in nests and in pink trees.), but mostly you can’t tell bubble wrap was involved. Some areas also have this really cool effect that reminds me of an Impressionist painting, too.


It was also fun to introduce Love Bug to playing with a rolling pin for the first time. When I first pulled it out, he started rolling it over things and saying he was rolling out flour.


About Kelly

I'm a stay-at-home mom to two boys and a girl. My Love Bug is 4 and has been doing art projects since just after turning 2. My Sweet Pea is 2 and tries to do everything his brother does. Little Flower is 4 months and has no idea of all the fun she has ahead of her.
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