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|FUN|making marble painting wrapping paper using the tuff spot


When we saw the Zig-zag tuff spot from Adventures of Adam I knew I wanted to try this on the tuff spot.

With Father's Day coming up, I thought we could make some nice wrapping paper for daddy too! 

There's nothing better than a fun activity which makes something useful in the process.

For this project you will need:-
Tuff spot or similar large based tub
Ready mixed paints
Marbles
Large paper



First T and I drew large circles on the tuff spot in colours of T's choice.




We then added a couple of handfuls of marbles. 




T moved the tuff spot about to make pretty patterns in the paint. 



Once we had a good pattern we added some silver paint and agitated the marbles a little more. 




We stopped as the colours started mixing as we wanted a defined pattern on our wrapping paper. 




I had already cut some paper roll from Baker Ross into sheets so we were ready to lay on top of the paint before it dried (today is very hot!) T laid the paper on top and pressed down, we then dried the wrapping paper.










Even cleaning up for this project was fun! T used a water squirter to squirt with lots of water, then he scrubbed it off with a sponges and a little washing liquid. 





We're joining in with tuff spot Tuesday  with Adventures of Adam and Toddler Approved Tuesday with 3 princesses and 1 dude and Clare's Little Tots for this post.

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday

17 comments :

  1. This is awesome, I think you've just given me an idea for another present for my sons upcoming birthday! x

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  2. I used to love mrable painting when I was a child and never even thought of doing this for my little girl x

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  3. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday such a cool idea! wouldn't have thought to then turn it into wrapping paper could even do smaller prints and frame them! i have just ordered a tray for us to get messy in the garden ,

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  4. I love this idea. I have a roll of canvas that I am looking to decorate. This would be a perfect way of doing it.

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  5. Great idea. It's lovely to make your own paper and this looks like such a fun thing to do too.
    Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids

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  6. I LOVE this!! What a fab thing to do! It reminds me of some turntable art that I saw being made at last year's Camp Bestival! So awesome xx

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  7. I love this! What a great idea, turning it into wrapping paper makes the gift you wrap have a more personal touch too! x

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  8. You can't beat a bit of tuff spot fun! We've not actually used ours for any painting yet - perhaps something to add to the to do list for half term, especially as we've loads of marbles!

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  9. Great fun and something really useful at the end too. I love this. #Letkidsbekids

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  10. I always wanted a tuff spot! This is a nice way to decorate a paper and be creative! #letkidsbekids

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  11. We so need to try this. My kids would love, looks like great craic altogether. Must find one of those large trays!!

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  12. This looks like so much fun! Think i'll have to give it a go with my eldest, she'd love it! xx

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  13. What a great idea to press the paper on to make wrapping paper and he looks like he had just as much fun cleaning it....I must confess to often just leaving mine out in the rain and hoping the rain will clean it ha ha!!

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  14. What a fantastic idea! I love the wrapping paper it came out beautifully. x

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  15. What a great idea to add paper afterwards to create wrapping paper!

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  16. What an awesome and fun way to make art!!!!

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  17. What a fab idea, I keep seeing these Tuff Spots and getting envious! x

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