Monday, 26 August 2013

Playgroup Art & Craft: Foam brush and roller painting

Foam brushes and rollers provide an interesting change from the usual bristle brushes, and their shape and flexibility enable the artist to make so many different kinds of imprints on the paper - thick lines, thin lines, blobs, or even circles, if they figure out how to twist the brushes around. It helps if you provide paint spread thinly in rectangular containers so the children can swipe or roll up just the right amount instead of winding up with a piece of foam dripping with paint.

Lots of fun and lots of opportunities to talk about shape, line and colour. Washing a heap of paint-soaked rollers, however, is  not so much fun...


  1. Thank you for the great idea! My kids love painting and I have not tried those kinds of brushes. We will have to get some soon.

    1. I'm sure they'll love this, then - but only give them one roller each or the washing up will be horrible! Cheap supermarket sponges, cut into shapes, are good to paint with, too. Enjoy!