Repeat printing can be fun - but roller printing can be even more fun!

You will need:
  • Modelling Clay
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cotton Reel
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Cocktail Stick
Start by finding an empty cotton reel.

Then roll out a strip of soft modelling clay to about 15cm long, and the same width as the cotton reel.
Wrap the modelling clay around the cotton reel, then carefully trim off any excess with a pair of scissors.
Smooth the two ends together.
Next, push a pencil through the middle of the cotton reel, to make a handle.
Use a pencil or cocktail stick to carve a pattern into the soft modelling clay.
It can be quite fiddly, so take your time.

You can use any shape you like to make the pattern.
When you're satisfied with the pattern, brush some paint onto the roller.

Make sure it's quite thick.
Now you can grasp the handle to roll the reel over the piece of paper.

It gives you a great repeat print effect.
If you want to use a different coloured paint, wash the roller off with a little water and then brush on the new colour.

You can use this method to print all kinds of things.

Try it yourself!