Thursday, March 5, 2009

Time to Play Thursday: Tubes

It seems we go through toilet paper like crazy, so we always have an excess of toilet paper rolls. Finally, we've found a few projects to use them up.

#1 Rocket ships:
Cover tube in construction paper. Add cone shape to top using glue or tape. I used lots of tape since some people aren't patient enough to wait for glue to dry. Then use craft foam to create the "legs" of the rocket. Glue on tightly-we used foam glue. Allow to dry and decorate with markers, stickers, etc. Then fly me to the moon!

#2: Lobster:
Cover tube with construction paper. Cut small slits in front and back of tube. Cut arms and claws from paper and slide through slits. Tape on inside. Cut out tail, squeeze back of tube closed on tail, and glue shut. Use hole punch to create holes for eyes and legs. Then slide through pipe cleaners. Use hole punch again to make two circles for eyes (I used foam paper) and glue them on the stems. Finally, cute a circle the same size as the tube and slide it in to cover any random tape on the inside.


Trish said...

You are so creative! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas.

Unknown said...

Cute ideas, we'll have to try these. Much more fun than simply recycling the rolls. Might as well have some fun with them first!