These easy flower paintings made with paper rolls are SO CUTE and cheerful! Cut toilet paper rolls into different shapes to make stamps for unique flowers and leaves.
This art project is perfect for kids of all ages. Make a fun and beautiful flower painting with no special painting skills required! Wouldn’t they make a great gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day?
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How to Make an Easy Flower Painting
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Step 1: Find what you need
- Gather your supplies and materials.
Step 2: Cut the paper rolls and prepare the paint
- Make vertical cuts all the way around the paper roll, spacing them about 3/8 inch apart. Make the cuts about 1-1/2 inches long.
- Cut the tip of each section so that the ends are rounded like flower petals.
- Bend the cut pieces of the paper roll so that they face outwards, making a flower shape.
- Repeat to make a flower with larger petals. Cut these petals to be about 3/4 inch wide and 1-1/2 inches long before rounding the ends.Fold the petals outward to make a flat flower stamp.
- To make leaves for the flowers, press the paper roll flat and cut 2 leaves on each side. Cut a point from the center and round the sides of the leaves, cutting a bit of space between each leaf.Again, fold the leaves outwards. Be sure to keep the paper roll pinched closed when you stamp it to get the best leaf shape.
- Choose a paint colour for your first flower and pour it onto a paper plate. Use a paintbrush to spread the paint around, making the circle large enough to cover the paper roll stamp.
Step 3: Paint the flowers with the paper roll stamp
- Dip the fanned ends of the paper roll into the paint. Bounce the roll up and down and rotate it to make sure you have good paint coverage.
- Stamp the painted paper roll onto the cardstock. You might need to press the top of the flower petals down with your finger to make sure the paint has fully transferred.
- Use your different stamp shapes in different paint colours to make more flowers.
- If you want to make a fuller looking flower with more petals, lift the stamp and turn it slightly before pressing it again.
Step 4: Paint the leaves and finishing details
- Dip the leaf shaped paper roll into green paint and then stamp it a little bit below the flowers.
- To make the flower stems, use a paintbrush and add a line in-between the leaves, coming down from the flower.
- Clean the paintbrush off and use it to paint yellow circles in the middle of each flower.Allow the paint to dry.
- Your flower painting is complete!
- Press on each individual petal to make sure the paint has transferred neatly to the paper.
- Put newsprint or a plastic tablecloth under your cardstock and paint plates to help keep any messes contained.
What type of paper roll works best for making a flower painting?
Toilet paper rolls are great to use for these flower paintings because they’re already the perfect length to cut and use as a stamp. You can also use paper towel rolls or wrapping paper tubes if you cut them into smaller lengths.
How long do the paper rolls last?
Depending on how fast you work, you should be able to make 3 to 5 paintings with your paper rolls. Keep in mind that the paper rolls absorb the paint and might get soggy after sitting in the paint for awhile.
Do I need to use cardstock to make a flower painting?
For the best results, we recommend using a thicker paper like cardstock or watercolour paper. You could also use thin cardboard from a cereal or cracker box.
You can use regular printer paper or construction paper, but the paint goes on quite thick. These thinner papers will wrinkle up after the paint is applied.
What type of paint is best for these paper roll flower paintings?
Any type of pourable paint will work for these flower paintings. We like to use acrylic paint because it comes in so many colours and it dries nice and glossy.
If you’re making these paintings with younger kids, you can use washable tempera paint. It doesn’t come in as many colours and it dries with a matte texture, but your paintings will still look great!
Cut different petal shapes and use your favourite colours to make a super pretty flower painting! This is such a fun spring and summer craft, and it would make a great present for Mom, Dad, or the grandparents!
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