Here's a simple DIY for a textured rolling pin that you can use in so many ways: to texture clay of all kinds, for play dough and salt dough and maybe even as a printing tool for painting some wrapping paper, though don't take my word for it, haven't tried it! I made this one for myself, but it would be a great project to do with the kiddos who can afterwords go to town on playdough. How about giving the child a tube and a pencil, and then make a textured rolling pin from his drawing? This is a quick project and the more practice you have directing the glue gun, the better your results will be.
I used my textured rolling pin to make some texture on some hand built oval plant pots that I made this morning at my ceramics class. Can't wait to try some more ideas next week!
- an old rolling pin, a heavy cardboard tube, a piece of pvc pipe etc.
- hot glue gun, preferable the mini size which is easier to handle
- a pencil or permanent marker
Draw your design in pencil on the cardboard tube, or use a permanent market for plastic or wood. Go over the design with hot glue and voila! Now I was also thinking that silicone would be great for this too, if you happen to have some in a applicator that's fine enough.
And by the way, can't take credit for this great idea, I found it here. Worth checking out for some more examples of the types of patterns that work well with this project. Enjoy!