TRY THESE PAPER TOWEL PAINTINGS!
This activity was originally part of a third grade project, but I've had a lot of requests on how to do it at home. Look out moms and dads it's a messy one!
* white absorbant paper towels (not the select-a-size type)
* plastic table cover
* old newspaper
* rolling pin
* tempera paint- 3 colors at least (poured into cups/bowls for dipping and watered down a bit)
Place plastic table cover on surface
Fold paper towel in half to make a rectangle, and in half again to make a square. Repeat both steps again- you will have a very small square!
Fold square corner to corner (it will resemble a taco shell!) Flatten triangle between your hands to make it as thin as possible.
Dip each of the three triangle point into a different color.
HINT: squish the triangle point into the cup to allow for enough paint to soak- BUT- do not leave it in too long for it will absorb too much!
Place the dipped triangle on to thick newspaper and place more newspaper on top to cover.