We have been having so much fun working our way through the toddler painting challenge and painting with rollers is today’s challenge. You can use any kind of paint roller, and can generally pick these up quite cheap at dollar stores or craft shops. Painting with rollers is part of the 10 Day Toddler Painting Challenge – Day 5 after we had fun painting with cotton tips yesterday.
Painting with Rollers
If you would like to take part in our 10 Day Toddler Painting Challenge you can sign up HERE. This activity is another easy one. Rollers are a great painting tool for toddlers as they are really easy to pick up and manoeuvre. You can make some great patterns, mix colors and have a great time painting! When you’ve finished you can even use them to paint with water
What you need for Painting with Rollers
You can find my full list or painting resources for this challenge HERE.
For this activity you will need:
- Paint Rollers – you can get mixed packets like these or plain ones.
- Paper plate or somewhere to put the paints (you will need a flat surface for this one – paint pots wont’ work)
- Washable poster paints – I like to use these ones
- Easel Paper or butcher’s paper
- Paper plate
- Paper plate
How to set up Painting with Rollers
This is another toddler painting activity that is really easy to set up. I timed how long it took me and it was under a minute. I put the paint on the paper plate, gave them the roller and let them go! As always if you want to direct the activity a bit you can start with one color and experiment with how it looks. If you have different patterned rollers then you can talk about why they look different when they roll them. Add in some other colors and talk about what happens when the paints cross over and mix.
I’m pretty confident that this kind of painting will become a favorite! If your’e taking part in our 10 Day Toddler Painting Challenge (you can still sign up HERE) make sure you pop into our Facebook Group and share your pictures, or use #MyBoredToddler over on Instagram so we can all see what you’ve been creating!
This lovely photo was provided by Anna who took part in our painting challenge!
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