Cylinder Pictures

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Veronika loves to scribble these days, and one of the easiest ways to occupy her when I need a few minutes is to let her loose with a box of jumbo crayons and a few blank sheets of paper.

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As is probably the case with your toddler, though, she has a tendency to fill up one portion of the paper and to leave the rest of it completely blank. So here’s a fun way to display your child’s early masterpieces while hiding that blank space.

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Trim the paper if needed (for example in sections that are completely white), then wrap the remaining paper around itself into a cylinder.

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Tape shut and set on a mantle or windowsill. Even a little one’s scribbles look so artistic this way!

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These drawings truly were all Veronika’s doing, except when she asked me to draw her stars on one sheet.

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If your child wants to take the cylinders down to play with then, that’s fine too. Just think of it as “process art”!

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