To do this art project, you’ll need to get creative hunting around the house for different textured items – bubble wrap, elastic bands, and the corrugated part of cardboard (try peeling off the top layer) are all great places to start.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a sensory craft activity that helps people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch while supporting independent choice, creativity and self-expression.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Rolling pin
- A paint palette, tray or dish wide enough for the rolling pin
- Tape or glue
- A collection of textured things from around the home, like bubble wrap, elastic bands, string, pieces of card, plastic trays and scrap paper.
Prepare the materials you'll be using, cutting up pieces of paper and card into fun shapes Then, cut out a strip of paper the width of the rolling pin that’s long enough to wrap fully around.
Cover your strip of paper with textured items, using glue or tape to stick them down, then wrap the paper around the rolling pin. Secure in place using tape and glue and leave to dry if needed.
Pour paint onto your palette, and roll the rolling pin into the paint. Then, roll the rolling pin across the paper, and explore layering different colours, textures and shapes.
- Try wrapping your rolling pin in bubble wrap instead of paper for a fun textured effect