Use recyclables to experiment with Spring printing as an art activity for children of all ages.
Experiment with a variety of recyclables to see how it can make different flower impressions and make lovely Spring printing art!
What to use
The bottom of a 2 liter coke bottle, the bottom of a tennis ball container (or a 500ml plastic drink bottle will also make smaller blossoms), a compartment of an egg container, a toilet roll cut slits and bent back and a bigger type of card board roll cut in the same way. Plus a large paper such as butcher’s paper or brown paper roll.
How to set up this activity
Place the recyclables together with shallow plates on your table that you have readied for painting. Pour the paint into the plates for dipping the recyclables in.
Let the children have a go to create different prints. This is a great open-ended setup to encourage creativity.
Cousin T turned the toilet roll around to make circles and that led to making fingerprints as the
Involve the fingers too for a lovely messy painting activity! Bring other writing utensils out if you wish.
This is the 7year old’s end product:
These Spring printed paper can then be used as gift wrap. It sure will make a special wrap for a grandma.
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