I'm a big fan of crafts with toilet paper rolls. I don't know if you saw my desk organizer? I feel very accomplished when I use tp rolls in my crafts, I guess because it can be hard to think of what to do with them. This idea actually fell out on my table, because I had saved a bunch of toilet paper rolls and they spilled out of a cereal box into a kind-of tree shape. I thought to myself, “a kid would love making a Christmas tree decoration out of this.” The truth is, this is a really fun holiday craft for parents to do with their children. Especially if the kids are younger, they'll need a little help. Older children will probably want to tackle this on their own and choose their own paint colors. But enough chatting, because I'm getting excited to share . . . here's how to make this easy kids craft.
Gather These Supplies
- Wood plaque
- Toilet paper rolls
- Apple Barrel paint – Bright Magenta, Cloudless, Light Pink, Pool Blue, Regency Blue, White
- Mod Podge Sparkle
- Painter's tape
- Craft glue
While the plaque is drying, cut your tp rolls into various lengths. You want three for the tree top and then one for the tree base. I just eyeballed it. Paint the three larger rolls with White and the tree base with Bright Magenta.
This is the part that older kids can handle, but you might have to help the young ones. Make stripes on the back of your plaque with painter's tape and then paint over the top with Pool Blue. Remove the painter's tape immediately after painting.
Glue your tp rolls down to make a tree using the craft glue.
Then use your paint colors (including the ones you haven't used yet) to add dots to the “tree.” Just use the end of the paintbrush to make them. They don't have to be even.
Paint the plaque with Sparkle Mod Podge. You can paint the tree too – it's up to you! I painted the whole thing.
For more Christmas craft ideas using TP rolls, visit this article from my friends at Red Ted Art!