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Toilet paper roll Easter bunny and chick

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Save up those TP rolls and let kids use random craft supplies and their imagination to make bunny and chick decorations for Easter. For a fun variation, paper over the bottom and the roll can hold candy or other treats.
What You Need: Toilet paper rolls, feathers, construction paper, felt, markers, pom poms, glue, scissors, tape, and anything else fun that you have on hand. Kids could also paint their rolls rather than cover them in construction paper.

How to Make It: Pre-cut strips of construction paper to the length of toilet paper rolls. Secure one end of paper to cardboard, roll around and secure the other end with tape. Glue or tape on feathers, felt or paper ears, pom pom noses, construction paper beaks, and other cute features. Use googly eyes or draw on eyes and whiskers.

Valentine butterfly toilet paper tube craft

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Butterfly TP tube craft

Butterfly TP tube craft

This pink and red butterfly is a fun Valentine’s Day craft for preschoolers. They’ll love decorating the wings. You can give them a head-start by cutting out the wings ahead of time.

What You Need: 1 toilet paper tube; red and pink construction paper or cardstock (I used cardstock); 1 white pipe cleaner; 2 googly eyes; foam hearts; scissors; glue; black marker; pencil; tape.

How to Make It: Fold red cardstock in half and draw half of a wing shape. Cut and open to reveal wings. Cut pink cardstock the length and width of a toilet paper tube and adhere around the tube using glue or tape. Adult should cut pipe cleaner in half and help child roll ends around a pencil for curly antennae. Tape inside toilet paper tube body. Glue on eyes and draw mouth. Glue or tape wings to back of body and decorate with foam hearts, markers, or any way you’d like.

Sheep from toilet paper tube and cotton balls

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Cotton ball sheep

Cotton ball sheep

Celebrate Easter or a farm theme with this sheep: a toilet paper tube and cotton balls. Preschool kids could also make this craft for a March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb theme.

What You Need: 1 toilet paper roll tube; bunch of cotton balls; glue; tape; scissors; 1 black pipe cleaner; 2 googly eyes; scrap of white cardstock; something black for the head (pom pom, crumbled-up tissue paper, etc. We used a piece of fleece fabric rolled into a ball.)

How to Make It: Cut pipe cleaner in half (adult job). Fold each pipe cleaner into a U shape and tape to bottom of toilet paper tube for legs. (These will probably not be sturdy enough for your sheep to stand on, so he’ll need to be resting, or use something stronger, such as painted dowels.) Use glue to cover top and sides of paper tube with cotton balls. Stuff black pompom, tissue paper or fabric into one end of tube for head. Cut two ear shapes from white cardstock and glue to head. Glue on googly eyes.

Paper tube space rocket

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

paper towel tube rocket
Alec, who’s 3, made this rocket at preschool during outer space theme time.
What You Need: 1 paper towel tube; aluminum foil; cardstock or poster board; tissue paper or crepe paper in red, orange and yellow; foil star stickers; tape; scissors.
How to Make It: Wrap entire tube in aluminum foil, leaving about 3 inches loose at the top. Tape to secure. Form top into point. Use scissors (adult job) to cut 4 evenly spaced notches about 2 1/2 inches from bottom of foil-covered tube. Cut circle about 5 inches in diameter and cut in half. Insert into slots (you’ll also need to cut on of the half circles partway up from the flat edge.) Use tape to secure. Cut streamers about 3/4 inch wide by 10 inches long and tape inside bottom of rocket.

toilet paper tube Easter egg holders

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Easter egg holders
These Easter egg holders let kids show their creativity, and can be used as centerpieces year after year.
What You Need: Toilet paper tube; scissors; glue; various craft supplies such as: construction paper, markers, ribbon, tissue paper, paint and pipe cleaners.
How to Make It: Adult cuts toilet paper tube in half width-wise. Let child paint, paper and otherwise adorn the cups, each of which can hold a decorated Easter egg!