I set out…
- Newspaper (to keep from ruining my table)
- Paper towels (the bounty rectangles/half sheets)
- Paper plates (to put under the paper towels while wet)
- Washable markers (bright colors work best)
- Black permanent markers
- Spray bottle with clean water
The girls use the black permanent marker to draw items like their name or a work that they didn’t want to wash out and the colored washable markers for adding color. I had a heck of a time scrounging up markers around the house! Who would have thought a preschool teacher doesn’t have markers at home!
Now the girls just started to color on the paper towels. Some are more advanced drawings and others are just colorful scribbles and designs.
Then we sprayed all the designs with water. We found out that at first the colors didn’t look like they will spread out that much so the girls added a lot of water. But actually, it just takes a bit for the water to soak in and then the colors will begin to bleed out. No need to over soak it!
The girls love this and they made a ton of them. After each paper towel was sprayed then we set them out to dry overnight. This is when I discovered all the wonderful things you could do with these….
Hang on to all the extra designer paper towels and see what you can do next!
For more Creative Art Ideas….
Gather the following items…
- Your designer paper towel squares (or what ever shapes you cut them up in)
- Green construction paper
Get three sheets of green construction paper and then stack them up so they are all nice and neat:)