Posts Tagged ‘paper tube crafts’

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!

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 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