I don’t know who was more excited about this Roller Painting for Kids project, the kids or me. They loved the Jackson Pollock inspired Splat Painting we did a few weeks ago and had been asking for more outdoors painting projects.
The kids love to help us paint, especially roller paint. I do love their artwork and displaying it, just not in the form of painting on my living room walls. I was really excited when I found a super inexpensive way for the kids to experience roller painting without leaving their mark on my walls.
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I found paint pans, roller bushes, and roller handles all at the Dollar Tree and had them stored for a good outdoors painting day. I had it all planned and the kids were super anxious to get started.
The prep for this project was the hardest part. The white paper did not want to stay attached to the fence. I started with tape and when that did not work, I moved on to thumbtacks. About that time, the wind decided to pick up a little bit blowing the paper. I finally got the paper attached enough for them to paint. They loved it so much we did it twice.
Roller Painting for Kids
1. Hang a long piece of paper on a fairly flat surface. We used our privacy fence.
2. Dump paint into paint trays. We had three rollers and all three kids got to pick a color.
3. Hand the kids their paint rollers and encouraged them to roll it through the paint.
4. Roll paint onto the white paper.
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