I saw this awesome post using foam and a rolling pin on Dollar Store Crafts ages ago. I filed it away under things to do. When my son suggested we make a Leopard for “art project time”, it popped back into my head! We had so much fun , and found some great books at the library to go along with the theme!
- Gather your materials. You will need a rolling pin, some sticky back foam, 2 pieces of construction paper, a marker, some brown paint, scissors, glue, black foam or paper, tape and some aluminum foil.
- Start by drawing an outline of a leopard. I drew a few before getting it right. Set aside.
- Cut spots out of your sticky back foam. Make them irregular.
- Next cover your rolling pin in aluminum foil. Tape the edge down.
- Peel off the backing and stick the foam onto your rolling pin.
- Brush your paint onto the foam pieces.
- Grab your leopard and roll!
- Add more paint and roll again.
- While your wee one is rolling, cut a nose out of black foam or paper.
- Cut the leopard out.
- Add glue to the leopard and add the eyes and nose.
- Glue onto the 2nd piece of paper and let dry.
Beth- the mama bee says
super cute- I think this would work for cows too, and maybe you could do stripes for a tiger… ohhh the ideas!
This is such a great idea…we will be trying this one out sometime soon. Thanks!!!
I love your blog! My son is 16 months old, and a little too young for most of these, but one day soon he’ll be ready! But I have a question: how do you store or save all the ideas that you come across? Ideas that you want to try one day, but you’re not sure when? I’m just not sure how to keep track of all these great craft project ideas.
Thanks for all your work!
Amy@Let's Explore says
Love it! I can think of all kinds of fun things to stick on or wrap around that rolling pin! 🙂
so cute, I love it!
That looks like a lot of fun! I don’t know if my kids could handle a project like that maybe in a couple more years. You have a really cool blog here with lots of great tips.
Very cool project – one of my girls loves leopards, so we’ll definitely be doing this.
Thanks for all of the hard work you put into your blog. I always enjoy the art project and book lists you put together.
Shannon @ Song of My Heart
Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com says
How fun!! Great job. You always come up with awesome activities.
Great technique! My son would love the leapord!
The Activity Mom says
I love the rolling pin idea. What a great way to work on motor skills.
Preschool Playbook says
What a neat idea! Thanks.
Ohana Mama says
So smart about the rolling pin and so cute! Thank you!
Tara @ Feels like home says
I love this! I might have to go out and buy a rolling pin. 🙂
We did this today to make a giraffe with a long black tongue instead of the leopard’s black nose. Our spots didn’t come out as well as yours, but my 2-year-old had a blast doing it.
I haven’t commented before, but I love your blog and we’ve done a bunch of your projects. My son always seems to walk by when I’m sneaking a peek and as soon as he sees your pics, he’s running to his little table yelling “Make it Mommy! Me make art!” Thanks!
This is going to work great for a giraffe pic. Ds loves them!
I wish there was a printable version of your crafts – I tend to print them and put them in my craft file box asap otherwise they get forgotten if left on the computer. I also add a few of the things I need in with them so I can grab at a moments notice.
Q – what’s the tick box? I tend to untick as unsure what it’d for.