Archive for the ‘paper tube crafts’ Category

Santa wooden spoon napkin ring

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Add names to these Santa napkin rings and they double as a Christmas event place holder! Quick and easy to make.
Santa paper tube napkin ring
What You Need: Wooden mini spoon (in the craft sticks aisle, or they come with little ice cream tubs); 2 googly eyes; red felt or cardstock; white pom pom; 3 cotton balls; toilet paper or paper towel tube; red tempera paint; scissors; glue.
How You Make It: Adults should cut the paper tubes into sections of about 1 1/2″ ahead of time. Kids paint tube red and set aside to dry. Cut triangle shape from felt or cardstock and glue to one end of spoon. Glue pom pom (or a little bit of cotton ball) to top of hat. Glue on eyes. Glue 3 cotton balls to tube. Glue bottom of spoon inside tube. There you have it!

Toilet paper tube reindeer

Monday, November 26th, 2007

These cute reindeer could double as Christmas dinner place markers.
paper tube reindeer
What You Need: Toilet paper tube; 2 googly eyes; red pom pom; brown pipe cleaner; brown tempera paint; scissors; glue; paint brush; black marker; transparent tape.
How You Make It: Paint toilet paper roll brown and let dry. Cut four notches (with adult help) to make four legs. With adult help, cut pipe cleaner in four pieces and wrap one piece around the other to make antler, twice. Tape inside tube. Glue on eyes and nose. Use black marker to draw mouth and hooves.

Paper tube castle craft

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Preschoolers can use their imaginations decorating this castle! You can use sequins, glitter and whatever else you have on hand. You could even paint a paper plate blue for the moat around the castle.

What You Need: toilet paper or paper towel rolls, tempera paint, paintbrush, glitter glue, scissors, toothpick, construction paper.
paper tube castle supplies

How You Make It: Paint toilet paper tubes or cut-up paper towel rolls. Make 8 small cuts at one end of two of the rolls and fold four tabs inward to form turret. Decorate however you’d like and glue edges together to form castle. Cut construction paper into rectangle, fold over toothpick, glue and then trim to triangle flag shape. Glue or tape to inside of castle.

toilet paper roll castle craft

Paper towel roll snake

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

This is a craft and a fun toy all in one! Preschoolers design their snake and then they can take it for a “walk” by pulling it along with the yarn.

What You Need: paper towel tube, scissors, tempera or poster paints, googly eyes, scrap of red felt, red yarn, glitter glue, paintbrush, glue.
paper towel roll snake supplies

How You make It: Adult cuts the paper towel roll into six sections of similar width. Preschooler creatively paints the sections, adding glitter glue and other details. Once paint is dry, help preschooler apply googly eyes and glue red felt forked tongue to the “head” tube section. Loop yarn around last section and tie; thread the yarn through the rest of the section, leaving it loose at the head as a leash to pull the snake.

Paper towel roll snake

Toilet paper tube octopus

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

This octopus is really quick and a fun craft for preschoolers. If you don’t have sequins or googly eyes, just draw them on.
What You Need: toilet paper tube, tempera paint, scissors, paintbrush, black marker, glue, 2 googly eyes, eight sequins.
octopus toilet paper tube preschool craft supplies
How You Make It: Cut about 2/3 up one end of the toilet paper tube, eight times, evenly spaced. “Roll” octopus arms upward one at a time. Paint octopus, including inside top of tube, and let dry. Adhere googly eyes. Draw mouth with black marker. Glue one sequin to underside of each “arm.”
octopus toilet paper tube preschool craft
Suggested Storybook: We’ll Paint the Octopus Red