Reusing Paper Rolls (Craft Ideas)

Reusing Paper Rolls (Crafts Ideas) 

I feel like my family of four goes through insane amounts of paper towel and toilet paper. I’m always left with the rolls to recycle. One day I was looking at craft ideas and found lots of things you can do with these rolls! Here are 3 ideas listed below. I changed some things around and did them with my kids.

**SNAKE CRAFT**

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**SNAKE CRAFT**
What You’ll Need
*2 Paper Towel Rolls
*Acrylic Paint & Paint Brushes (or Markers)
*3 coloured pipe cleaners cut in half
*2 googly eyes
*Sharp kitchen scissors (for the adult)
*White glue or glue gun
*A small piece of red felt, foam, or ribbon

Instructions
1) Cut each toilet paper roll in 3 equal parts (you will have 6 all together). Then cut the ends off both sides of each roll. The ends will be pointy.
2) Poke 2 holes on both sides of the roll EXCEPT two pieces (the front and bum of the snake). Those you just put the two holes on each side).
3) Stick your half of pipe cleaner through the face part of your snake and put it through the piece behind it. Twist the pipe cleaner so it stays and there are no sharp pieces from it.

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4) Get your kid(s) to paint or colour both sides of your snake. You can get colourful and creative. My kids are small and they mixed all the colours together and made a one colour snake. Let your snake dry.

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5) Glue the two eyes on the front of your snake.
6) Cut the tongue out of your red material and glue it in the mouth of your snake.

Then you will be ready to let your snake slither around. My 2-year-old son loves playing with it.


**Flower Art**

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**Flower Art**
What You’ll Need
*1 piece of paper for the background (any colour of your choice)
*1 toilet paper roll
*6 small squares of tissue paper (any colour)
*A brown pipe cleaner for the stem
*Green felt, foam or construction paper for the leaves
*A coloured pom-pom for the middle of the flower
*white glue or glue gun
*scissors
*acrylic paint and a brush or markers

Instructions
1) Paint or colour your toilet paper roll. We chose blue.
2) Cut the toilet paper roll in 6 pieces to make 6 small thin rings.
3) Glue the pom-pom for the middle of the flower on the page (we didn’t have any so we improvised and cut of the edges of a gift bow)
4) Glue your 6 rings around the pom-pom
5) Take small pieces of tissue paper squish it and glue it in the rings.
6) Cut out your brown pipe cleaner stem and glue it on
7) Cut out leaves out of felt or foam and glue them on the stems

You are done and ready to show off your beautiful creation

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**THE THREE LITTLE PIGS**

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**3 Little Pigs**
What You’ll Need- For The Characters
*3 Toilet paper rolls
*1 Paper towel roll (cut off a quarter, so the height is a little shorter than the roll)
*Acrylic Paint & Paint Brushes (or Markers)
*1 pink coloured pipe cleaners (cut in thirds)
*1/3 of a brown pipe cleaner
*8 googly eyes
*Sharp kitchen scissors (for the adult)
*White glue or glue gun
*felt or foam for the nose and clothes (optional)

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Instructions (for the Pigs & Wolf)
1)Cut triangular ears at the top of your toilet paper rolls
2)Paint the paper rolls pink
3)Cut triangular ears at the top of the paper towel roll. Cut a “V” to make a flap
4)Paint your wolf brown
5)Once dried, you can glue the eyes on the pigs, and cut out snouts out of felt or foam, and clothing (optional)
6)Glue the eyes on the wolf, Cut out a nose out of felt and sharp teeth
7)Take your pink pipe cleaner and make a corkscrew tail. Use the scissors and poke a whole in the pig’s bum and put the pipe cleaner inside and fold it down so it doesn’t move
8)Repeat the tails with the two other pigs
9)Use the scissors and poke a whole in the wolf’s bum Take the brown pipe cleaner put it through the hole and fold it down so it doesn’t move

What You’ll Need- For the house (more challenging version)
*Rectangular kleenex box
*1 piece of yellow 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock paper
*2 pieces of red or pink 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock paper
*Popsicle Sticks
*White glue or glue gun
*Scissors
*Marker

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Instructions (more challenging version of the houses)
For the Brick House…
1) Take your kleenex box and lay it down on the wide side (so it can fit all three pigs inside)
2) Cut a door way on the side where the kleenex hole is and cut it from the bottom so it is tall enough to fit the pigs inside
3) Measure out two squares over the doors and glue the sides so they can open.
4) I took two small peices of pipe cleaner and made door knobs (this is optional)
5) Cut out your card stock paper to fit all around to cover the kleenex box. Glue it over and draw bricks with your marker
For the Wood House…
6) Take popsicle sticks and pretend you are glue-ing a jewelery box but glue 3 sides instead of 4
7) Continue stacking the sticks until the house fits over the pig. Then glue sticks to make a roof
For the Straw House…
8) Take your yellow card stock paper and make a cylander with the paper and glue the edge. Then cut a door way just enough to be taller then the pig
9) The house should already stand up. Then at the top, cut little lines so it looks like straw (I did two layers because my son ripped a piece off)

What You’ll Need- For the house (faster version)
*1 piece of yellow 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock paper
*2 pieces of red or pink 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock paper
*1 piece of brown 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock paper
*Sharp kitchen scissors (for the adult)
*White glue or glue gun
*Marker

Instructions (faster version of the houses)
For the Brick House…
1) Take two pieces of your red or pink paper and glue them together the wider way (so it can fit all three pigs)
2) Once dry, draw bricks on the paper
3) Cut a door way (enough to fit the length and height of the pigs). The house should stand on its own
For the Wood House…
4) Take your brown card stock paper and make a cylinder with the paper and glue the edge. Draw wood logs
5) Then cut a door way just enough to be taller than the pig. The house should already stand up.
For the Straw House…
6) Take your yellow card stock paper and make a cylinder with the paper and glue the edge. Then cut a door way just enough to be taller than the pig
7) The house should already stand up. Then at the top, cut little lines so it looks like straw (I did two layers because my son ripped a piece off)

Now you are ready to roll!!!!
My kids love playing with these pigs. Our cute little neighbour came over and played with them too. We practiced after we made them and put on a puppet show for Daddy. I narrated and they did they would say the lines.
We sometimes do the show for friends. Next time I want to make a red riding hood and do a felt grandma costume to take on and off the wolf.

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