Posts Tagged ‘paper tubes’

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 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

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