DIY Pattern Paint Rollers
Create custom print rollers out of cardboard tubes and household objects, then roll the pattern roller for paint onto totes, picture frames, and more!
1 Ask an adult to cut 2 paper towel rolls in half, creating 4 smaller rolls.
2 Wrap the first roll with rubber bands.
3 Coat the second roll with glue stick and attach bubble wrap around it.
4 Coat the third roll with glue stick and roll a piece of lace around it.
5 Remove the backing of foam shape stickers and adhere to the fourth roll.
6 Pour paint onto a disposable plate, and use paint brush or foam brush to coat tubes in paint.
7 Roll out tubes onto your gear to create unique, patterned effects!
CIY Staff Tips:
- Have an adult cut the paper towel rolls. Adult assistance required.
- When applying paint to the rolls, work in a light, dabbing motion. This will ensure that your roll is not overloaded with paint, allowing your designs to be clear and crisp.
- Before rolling onto your gear, try rolling onto scrap paper to practice.
- Experiment customizing picture frames, tote bags, cards, and more!