Keep Kids Calm And Creative With Paper Towel Dot Art

Moms know that it’s sometimes impossible to calm down a kid when they’re having a hard time. So, if there was a creative technique that you could use, wouldn’t that be a total life-saver?

Well, I’m happy to report that some clever moms came up with the perfect way to relax their kids. What I’m about to share with you will definitely surprise you,

I don’t know about you, but dealing with kid tantrums aren’t the way I like to spend my days.

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So I wanted everyone to know this smart exercise that moms can use to calm their older kids down. It’s so simple, I can’t believe it.

Okay, enough stalling here, ha, ha. Here’s what you do.


Next time your kid is misbehaving, call a time-out and give them a paper towel roll. Oh, and then hand them a package of colorful markers. Now, they can go to town.

And, what I mean by that is they can color in the paper towel sheets just like this.

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Aha! I told you it was simple yet genius. I bet you’re scratching your head going, “Why haven’t I thought of that?”

Honestly, this looks so much fun. I would do this whether I was throwing a tantrum or not, ha, ha.

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I would do this whether I was throwing a tantrum or not, ha, ha!

Oh, wait, this was about the kids. I forgot. Anyway, you get the drift here, no? But if not, let me explain.

See, this is the perfect distraction.

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You simply cut the poor behavior off before it gets worse. Then you give your kid an activity to do. And, this isn’t just a boring activity — it’s creative and fun to boot. At least that’s what I think.

Well, I’m not the only one who realized this is brilliant.

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There are plenty of people on Facebook who agree with this statement. I think this is not only a great way to keep kids occupied for a while but also very creative.

As it turns out, some folks remember doing this when they were kids.

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I wish I knew about this when I was growing up. I would have had so much fun creating many different patterns. It’s the kind of stuff I really dig.

I guess this why these folks are doing this with their kids.

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Perhaps it reminds them of their own childhood, huh? Any way you look at it or remember it, it’s still a great activity for kids to use their creativity and develop patience.

Somebody even suggested that this could be a great alternative to ‘Paint by Numbers.’

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I can see that. I’ve never done either, but I would be open to trying this or that, ha, ha. As long as it keeps the kids occupied, right?

This person even confessed that they used to paint their grandmother’s doilies like that.

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Well, I don’t know about that. I wonder what their grandma thought of it, ha, ha. I’m surprised that she didn’t get mad at them for messing up her doilies, lol.

It’s a good question. I was wondering about that too.

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I suppose you can draw a pattern for the kids to follow. Or they can come up with one themselves if they’re very creative types. Either way, it would work.

Although this seems like a great idea, it may not work for everyone.

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This lady loves it, but she’s quick to point out that she would have no patience for it. I hear you loud and clear, sister. Oh well.

And then, of course, is this scenario here.

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For a moment there, I totally pictured her kids wrapping themselves up in paper towels like mummies, lol. For this lady, this activity may be more trouble than it’s worth he, he.

So do you think this can actually work and distract your kids from misbehaving?

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Would you use this calming technique in your household? If you have real-life experience with this method, please share it with me in the comments below.

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