Engage kids in some fun and entertaining crafts on lazy afternoons. Read on to find out exciting toilet paper roll crafts that won't take much time to learn, and can be done with a few simple ingredients.
What do kids like to do on a Sunday afternoon? Well, for starters, they like to wake up late in the morning, since there's no school, delay as much time as they can for a bath, play some video games or outdoor games with their friends.
But there's another thing you can suggest to make their time spent more productively. How about making some crafts made out of toilet paper roll? They are easy to make, won't take that much time, and in the end, the kids would've learned something new.
So without any further delay, let's get down to business, so to speak, and have some constructive fun. Here are four different ideas that you can try out...
Angel with Wings
Get a large colored or white craft paper, scissors, sparkle pens, crayons, pencil, sparkle glue, and ribbon.
First, you will draw the angel's wings, face, hands, and feet on the entire paper. The best way to do that is get a picture/cartoon of an angel, and copy it.
Cut out the individual pieces. Also, for the angel's hair, you will cut 8 small strands.
Use the end of the pencil to help curl the hair strands.
Punch 2 holes behind the roll, and insert a ribbon through it. Tie a knot.
You can use the angel as a hanging Christmas ornament.
Draw the face with sparkle pens and color the hair, hands, feet, and wings with crayons.
Now one by one, glue the wings, face, hands, feet, and curled hair strands on the angel.
To make the tree, collect a dozen rolls, a cardboard, crayons or water colors, glue, and scissors.
Take each rolls, and cut it in half. This way, you'll have 24 pieces to work with.
Use green crayon or water color to paint the outsides of all 24 pieces of rolls.
If you've used water color, let it dry and then use glue to stick them all on the cardboard.
Since we are making a Christmas tree, the shape should be so.
Use scissors to trim from outside the cardboard where the rolls are not glued.
You can color the insides of each circle with different colors.
Once the paint is dry, place couple of candies inside and help yourself to one every day.
Toilet Paper Bats
As a cool Halloween decoration, we're going to make scary bats for you hang around in your house.
First of all, collect the roll, a white chart paper, a picture of bat, scissors, water color, and glue.
You will draw the bat's face, wings, and hands on the chart paper, separately.
Cut each individual piece properly and use black water color to paint them.
Use white water color or sparkle pen to draw the face.
Punch 2 holes behind the roll and insert a ribbon through it. Tie a knot.
Now, one by one you will stick the bat's face, wings, and arms in place.
Once you're done, hang your scary bats around the house or the porch.
Animal Totem Pole
For our next craft, collect paper towel rolls, water colors, 1 brown and 1 yellow chart paper, scissors, glue, and 2 Popsicle sticks.
If you're not familiar as to what a totem looks like, you can printout the designs from the net.
Open up the chart paper and draw 5 equal sections. Draw 5 different faces for the totem directly on the papers.
Glue two rolls to make one long circular tube and use different water colors to paint the faces.
Next you will glue the chart paper directly over the circular tube. Make sure the seam is properly glued.
Take the yellow chart paper and draw 2 zigzag arms for all 5 animals and glue them as well.
The last thing you do is glue the Popsicle sticks on the bottom of the tube so that the totem pole with stand straight. And that's it, you're done.
And those were some interesting and fun crafts for kids to make. Whether it's a Sunday afternoon or a project for school, these paper craft ideas for kids will be fun for them and you to try.