Cardboard Tube Printmaking

Use cardboard tubes to create fun prints and patterns! Add foam stickers for fun shapes or foam sticker letters to teach letter recognition.



Bubble Wrap Printing

Wrap a layer of bubble wrap around one of the cardboard tubes. Secure with double sided tape, so no part of your roll is exposed or without bubble wrap. Roll in any color paint and then roll onto paper, like a rolling pin. We chose orange and red for fall. The bubble wrap will create a fun pattern!

Foam Sticker Prints

We used foam sticker letters for two different techniques. One way of using letters  is to create name prints! Spell out your name on one of the small tubes multiple times. To achieve the same color pattern we did, apply the paint with a paint brush to each letter rather than rolling it in paint, this way you can use multiple colors. Be sure that the letters are placed correctly so when they are printed, they are facing the right way. This means some letters may need to be placed upside down on the tube. You can do different words or names to practice spelling.

The second letter technique we did was using a bunch of different letters. This technique can be used for letter recognition.

You can also use other kinds of foam stickers, such as heart shaped or flowers to achieve a fun pattern!

Shape Stamping

Shape the bottom of the cardboard tube. We made a heart! Dip the edges of the bottom of the tube in paint and simply stamp onto a piece of paper. There are endless possibilities of the shapes you can make!

Firefly Art
Scuba Egg
Cardboard Tube Octopus
Glitter Flowerpot
Melty Bead Mural
Felt Flower Bouquet
Button Crystal Dragonfly
Impressionist Bead by Letter
Melted Emoji Key Chains
Patriotic Star Mobile
Hanging Pony Bead Flag
American Flag Frame
Red, White & Blue Clothespin Wreath
Paper Plate Uncle Sam
Patriotic Mason Jar
Statue of Liberty Glitter Silhouette
Fuzzy Patriotic Crowns
Fuzzy Firework Rings
Craft Stick American Flag
Mom’s Flowers Frame
Heart Stamped Tote Bag
“QUEEN OF THE DAY” Mother’s Day Card
Pom Animal Mother’s Day Cards
“MOTHER” Acrostic Poem Canvas
“I Love You to the Moon & Back” Craft
Tree of Love
“Eye Love You” Handprint Stone
Clothespin Flower Pot
Mom’s Recipe Holder
Pasta Dying
Pasta Globe
Elijah’s Cup
Pasta Cherry Blossom Tree
Pasta Cityscape
Magnetic Pasta Snails
Day of the Dead Skeletons / Esqueletos para el Día de los Muertos
Fuzzy Stick Sombrero
Sombrero Craft
Decorated Egg Art
Wiggly Eyeglass Case
Wood Clothespin “Faith” Cross
Bottle Cap Easter Card
String Art Chicks
Pom Pom Sheep
Mini Craft Stick Chicks
Pinwheel Birdhouse
CD Weaving
CD Suncatcher
CD Spinner
CD Scratch Art Mandala
CD Bunting Banner
Alien CD Spaceship
Hungry Bunny Craft
Cable Tie Clutch
Chain & Cable Tie Statement Necklace
Cable Tie Mistletoe
Cable Tie Birdcage
Cable Tie Snowflakes