Okay, I know there are some of you out there that have a whole closet full of toilet paper. I watched the clips along with the rest of the world as people not only loaded up their carts with toilet paper but I also saw women smacking each other over these precious rolls of tissue that became like gold overnight. I am sure there are men out there punching each other for this too but the clips I have always seen are always showing women…what is up with that. How the world has changed. Used to be news clips of people fighting over shoes and wedding dresses during extreme sales. I will never get that. They are acting like a child who throws a tantrum. Some people I guess just never outgrew their spoiled ways. They will stomp their feet, pull, grab, yell and take something they want by any means necessary. I will never blame a little child for acting up, they are still trying to figure out how the world works around them, but an adult acting this way is strange, so weird. I come from the school of if you can’t afford it, or you just can’t get it, then it just wasn’t meant to be and something else (usually better) will eventually show up. That “usually better” turns out to be a valuable life lesson in most of these scenarios.
Alright, on with this craft. Because we have toilet paper everywhere then there will be lots of these rolls around and since we have children stuck at home because the schools are closed there will be lost of bored kids as well. Why not combine the two. My husband told me the other day people were calling TP rolls, toilet paper seeds. I thought that was funny, never thought of it that way. Wouldn’t that be nice if it were true.
Glue- now if you don’t have glue on hand then you can make a paste using flour and water. But I would think you are saving that flour for a rainy day. I still have tacky glue on hand in my home so that is what I used for this project.
Yarn, twine, or any kind of string you have on hand.
Markers to color with.
Green construction paper
Step one- Find an empty TP roll, if you are one of the unlucky ones and just don’t have this in your home anymore then use a paper towel roll or even a wrapping paper roll. If you don’t have any of those items, then use an old cereal box and cut that down.
Step 2- Cut TP roll in half.
Step 3- then cut that into a triangle to shape into a cone.
Step 4- It may take some work to shape into a cone. Once you get the desired shape add some glue and clothespin ends down while it dries. I trim the top down so everything is even. You should have a cone shape of some sort after everything dries.
Step 5- I picked orange colored yarn, twine and whatever strings I had around the house to wrap my cones with.
Step 6- I added a little glue to ends and started wrapping string around cone, making sure to add more glue the more I went up the cone.
Step 7- let it all dry overnight.
Step 8- You can use whatever you have on hand to make the tops of your carrots. I used crepe paper for some of the carrots.
Step 9- I only had white so I used a green marker to add some color. If your child is doing this remind them to be very gentle because crepe paper tears easily. This would probably be a good lesson on being gentle. A great way to practice this skill.
Step 10- If using construction paper just cut the ends down a strip, then roll it up and pop in into TP roll and glue in place.
The construction paper is the easiest to work with.
Spread out the paper to give it some fullness.
You can also use green felt the same way.
Add your carrots to your bunnies and chicks for a pretty Easter display.
If you don’t have any of these supplies on hand you can use an old book, newspaper, ads, poster paints in place of yarn, and old clothes in place of felt. Just get creative using what you have on hand. Hope you all liked this TP craft and I hope we all see more toilet paper on the shelves soon. I will try to post a TP craft once a month. Happy crafting everyone.