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Paper Towel Flower

Paper Towel Flower
Messiness: High
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Melissa Allen
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Watercolors on paper towels come out so beautiful, almost like tie dye. It's fun to see the colors spread as you paint. We paint this way often, but recently decided to turn our colorful towels into flowers!

How We Did It

Paper Towel Flower

We use an ice cube tray to hold our liquid watercolors. It's deep enough to help prevent spills.

Paper Towel Flower

Grayson got to work adding beautiful color to the towel. The colors spread quickly and allowed his little hands to cover more space.

Paper Towel Flower
We laid them outside to dry. The color was stunning.
Paper Towel Flower

Once dry, we tore the towels into different sized shapes and stacked them largest to smallest.

Paper Towel Flower

We twisted the bottom of each stack and used a clothespin to hold it. This also became our stem. (If you'd like, you could paint your clothespins too.)

Paper Towel Flower
They turned out so pretty. Emma insisted I spritz a little perfume on hers to be a little more realistic! She loved carrying them all around in a bunch pretending to be a bride.


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I have linked to this post in my new round-up of paper towel art. Thanks for the inspiration!

posted by: George on 6.13.2013

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