Toilet Paper Roll Craft

What You Need:

  • Box lid
  • Scissors
  • Several toilet paper tubes
  • Glue
  • Black paint
  • Paint brush
  • Newspaper

What You Do:

  1. Help your child cut away the center of the box lid so all that is left is the frame. 
  2. Have them cut the toilet paper rolls into loops the same depth as the frame. For example, if the lid is a ½ inch tall, the loops should also be a ½ inch tall. 
  3. Your child shouldn’t worry about crushing the rolls as they cut. They'll reshape the rolls once they finish. Possible shapes include round loops, oblong cat eyes, and straight strips made when they snip the loops open.
  4. Have them cover their work area with a sheet of newspaper.
  5. Help them start fitting their paper roll shapes into the lid frame. Their design can be as simple or complicated as they like. Allow your child time to play around with their designs.
  6. When they're happy with their design, they need to glue everything into place. Starting at one side of the frame, they should remove one loop at a time and glue it to the neighboring loops.
  7. After the glue has dried, have them paint both the frame and the paper rolls black. Make sure they rotate the piece occasionally so that they can see spots they may have missed.
  8. Once the piece is dry, they're ready to hang it up!

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