Reuse and create impression art

Every time we have an empty paper towel tube in home, it’s the toy of the day. My daughters will have loads of fun seeing and talking through them. A thing so little can bring so much joy; that’s the beauty of childhood.

I am a mom who always has the 6 Rs on top of mind: Recycle, Reuse, Reconsider, Repurpose, Reduce and Responsibility. I enjoy every opportunity to learn and teach my girls about green and responsible living. Keeping the Rs in mind we started thinking about how tubes can be used in art projects.

We tried impression art and simply loved it.This reuse project idea is creative and super fun project for all ages.

All you need is

Paper towel tubes

Paints (poster or acrylic) and paper plate

Card stock, folder, canvas bag or cardboard

Get Indulged!

Pour paints in a paper plate. Dip the end of paper towel tube in colors of your choice and start making impressions. Let your creativity drive you!

My daughters loved every bit of the project. Shown is a project done by my 4 year old.

When you are done reusing the tubes, don’t forget to recycle them.

Shikha Pasrija has a passion for art. She has organized several successful art workshops which have been immensely popular both with kids and their families. Follow her blog or email her at