Toilet Roll Crafts For Kids – Hoot! Hoot!
Dreaming up new toilet roll crafts for kids seems to have become a stable part of every weekend’s head scratching at this stage! Yesterday I enjoyed one of the most peaceful and productive afternoons in the craft room, Molly was chatting away to her dolls in the playroom down the hall, DaddyMoo was horizontal on the couch listening to something or other on his ipad, so I disappeared into my special place to make. I started with a few ideas in my head and ended up not making one of them! …. I acted on other impulse thoughts instead :)
One of the projects that emerged from the mess on the table was this cute little sleepy Toilet Roll Owl - a super simple fall craft that would look so sweet hanging on a bedroom door or wall or even combined into a Fall or Christmas front door wreath.
To get started you need to gather the most basic of supplies: toilet paper tube (or kitchen paper tube), craft glue, white paper, black paper, corrugated cardboard (if you don’t have this just use a scrap of fabric or wrapping paper), twine and a twig.
First just paint the toilet roll tube and set aside to dry while you cut two white paper circles for the eyes, a little black paper beak, a cardboard circle for the fluffy belly and an elongated triangle of cardboard for the head/ears.
Then it is gluing time – glue everything together as shown in the pic.
With a scissors trim the base of of owl’s body in a curve and punch some holes in a line across the base.
Thread the twin through the holes and around the twig to help the owl sit up, and stay sitting up!
Happy fall crafting