Tie Dyed Paper Towel art is a classic art process that kids love. It’s so simple even your toddler can do it. Mine sure did and even though she’s going through some serious cranky twos at the moment, she managed to have a great time. We’ve been dying paper towels all week and it’s been great! We hung them in the sukkah and then today I made something really special with all the pieces. I’ll be sharing it soon. In the meantime, here’s how you can have some fun right now with your kids. Read below to see the easy step by step process and then see what we did with our paper towel art here.
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1. Pipettes – We use these all the time and they are super cheap. Highly recommend picking up a pack.
2. Liquid Watercolors – I love these. Liquid watercolors last a really long time so don’t be intimidated by the hefty price tag. They are the gift that keeps on giving.
3. Paper Towels – You got this.
Simply place the watercolors and pipettes on a tray next to a paper towel and let your kids start squeezing. If you have a young one they may need a few practice sessions to get the squeeze and release down of the pipettes. My two year old recently got it down and Gigi (3.5) is an expert. Art Tip *Store liquid watercolors in baby jars so you can cover what you don’t use. For more art secrets every parent should know click the link.
To dry them hang a rope somewhere, anywhere, and fold them over. It’s really nice if you hang the rope low enough that your kids can reach. D could reach but she still needed a little extra help from her dad.
The paper towels dry really fast in the sun so I gave them some scissors to practice their cutting skills. It’s really great to let kids cut upwards. It’s easier for them to manage and helps strengthen those little muscles.
I tried cutting a few myself and we hung them in our sukkah about a week too late for sukkot. Oops. So I decided to take them down and have a craft day with myself to see what I could turn them into. See the post here. I think you’ll really like it. Stay tuned. xo Meri