Printing with Scrubbers, Sponges and Scourers

This week I decided that we should add some texture to our paintings, so we did made artwork with scrubbers, sponges and scourers!
 Printing with Scrubbers, Sponges and Scourers - toddler art activity
I collected a variety of different sponges, scourers and scrubbers – either from the dollar store or using items I had in already. A great find was five mini mesh bath poufs for $1 – just right for little hands! Also a scourer with a handle – perfect for toddlers.
Craftulate: Printing with Scrubbers, Sponges and Scourers

Usually I tape the paper or card down to the table, and squeeze some paint directly onto it. This time I squeezed it onto a plate and let him dip into it – this gave my son a tiny bit more freedom to experiment with colours.

First he tried printing with a mini bath pouf and scourer.

Printing with Scrubbers, Sponges and Scourers - toddler art activity

He couldn’t resist getting his fingers involved to mess up all the textures though!

Craftulate: Printing with Scrubbers, Sponges and Scourers

Then he tried the hard-bristled scrubber, also with a useful handle.Printing with Scrubbers, Sponges and Scourers - toddler art activity

Craftulate: Printing with Scrubbers, Sponges and Scourers

Another day we experimented with sponges. We used a bigger piece of paper, and some cut up sponge shapes. This went pretty well!

Craftulate: Printing with Scrubbers, Sponges and Scourers

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