12 Paper Towel Art Projects

The humble kitchen paper towel can be a very frugal way of producing interesting artwork. We tried making some of our own artwork but I have also listed lots of great ideas from around the web for paper towel art.

12 Paper Towel Art Projects for kids to try

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1. First of all we tried using “solid” watercolours and water.

12 Paper Towel Art Projects

F very soon lost interest in this activity – he just didn’t get results fast enough! My mother and I both had a go (her portrait of F is below on the left and my “fireworks” on the right). My mother commented that it wasn’t a very satisfying method of painting, and she was quite right! So we moved on quite quickly.

12 Paper Towel Art Projects

2. Our second attempt was to draw designs on the paper towels with marker pens, then spray on water.  F quite liked spraying the water but his aim wasn’t too good so we had to assist him. 🙂 Despite his minimalist drawing, the finished artwork was still rather pretty.

12 Paper Towel Art Projects

Here is my rainbow picture before and after water:

12 Paper Towel Art Projects

And my mother’s butterfly:

12 Paper Towel Art Projects

Other Paper Towel Art from around the web:

3. Flower Card from Shine Kids Crafts

Paper Towel Art Projects

4. Butterflies 3 Ways from Happy Hooligans

Paper Towel Projects

5. Felt Pen Tie Dye from Our Worldwide Classroom

Paper Towel Projects

6. Color Wheel from Pink and Green Mama

Paper Towel Projects

7. Kindergarten Tie Dye Gallery from Apex Elementary Art

Paper Towel Projects

8. Group Art Canvas from Teacher Tom

Paper Towel Projects

9. Watercolor Clothespin Flowers from Kiwi Crate

Paper Towel Projects

10. Flower Garland from The Sweetest Occasion

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11. Printing with Paper Towels from Ink Stains12 Paper Towel Art Projects

12. Paper Towel Art with food colouring from Four Little Piglets Paper Towel Art Projects

This activity was part of our White Crafts and Activities week.

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