My girls love to paint. They paint almost daily. In the past we’ve shared all sorts of ways to paint. Recently while setting up a craft activity we grabbed some dough cutters to explore what kinds of designs we could make with them, and they turned out really neat!
We had some very basic round dough cutters, but if you have a play dough cutter set (affiliate link) with different blades then that would add even more fun to the experimentation process.
It helps to use a large enough paint tray that allows the kids to roll the cutter back and forth through the paint. If the blade edge is fully covered with paint (as opposed to just part of the edge), then the design will come out more clearly.
As the girls worked they explored how much paint they needed to make thick lines.
They also painted in different directions. This is one of their completed works.
After they were done we brainstormed some other paint uses the might use the cutters for in the future. Lovey didn’t even wait to try her idea out. She used them right away to make grass for a painting she’d started earlier that day.