It’s TP craft time…DIY paper mushrooms.

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This was one of those crafts where it looked better in my head when I decided to give it a go then it turned out. I am having fun with figuring out cool little TP projects for the kids out there but some of these don’t come out exactly the way I imagined they would. Looking at an empty TP roll and trying to study the shape and what you can design that into can be more fun then the actual trying to put that idea together.

My mushrooms looked a little sloppy and not the perfection that I have always had a problem with, since I was a kid in fact. Annoying and really bad habit that one there. The Native Americans when creating their art will always leave an imperfection somewhere because only God is perfect. I need to remember this when creating anything, nothing wrong with those beautiful imperfections.

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Okay, so these are suppose to be mushrooms. You will need…

 

Empty TP rolls.

Red and white paint.

Red and white puffy paint (optional)

Glue

Clothespin

Newspaper

Scissors

Card stock or card board

 

Step 1- Using your card stock paper trace a lid to create a small circle. This will be the top part of your mushroom. Cut out your circle then cut a slice in the center and shape it into a cone top and either tape in place or glue down and hold in place with a clothespin until dry.

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Step 2- Once dry remove clothespin and glue mushroom top to your TP roll. You can make different sizes of mushroom by cutting your TP rolls in half.

Step 3- after the top has dried and is glued in place take newspaper or paper scraps and some watered down glue to paper mache your mushrooms.

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Step 4- After letting your mushrooms dry over night, depending how how dry or humid your area is, then you can start painting them. I painted my mushrooms using two colors. The beauty of creativity is that there are never rules, so make a rainbow mushroom of colors if you want. A green mushroom, a purple one…doesn’t matter, just have fun. For spots you can even use old buttons or felt pieces. I used puffy paints.

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After you have made several mushrooms your children can use them in their pretend play. Take them outside and create a whole forest of mushrooms. Have fun and happy crafting everyone.

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I am off for August. My daughter is taking over for awhile while I take a social media break to catch up on things. Hope you all are having a beautiful August yourselves. Thank you so much for your visits, likes, follows and comments. Stay safe out there everyone and God bless you all.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Liz says:

    Beautiful and fun.

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    1. Thank you Liz. Hope you are well and had a beautiful summer. It will be nice to experience the Fall. I am looking forward ton when things cool down hopefully.

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      1. Liz says:

        Its been difficult times. Some very difficult. But I am not long back in my walking. Some I do with my neighbour. So each day is only I can focus on and not ahead, while walking and dvds my escape.

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      2. I hope each day gets better for you. That you have days of peace and happiness. Walking is a great escape. I love watching movies too.

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  2. Invisibly Me says:

    These look very funky! I’ve not tried any crafts in ages but I quite fancy doing these for the garden. Love the puffy paints and the texture on the mushroom heads. Tres cool! xx

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    1. Thank you so much. Puffy paints are fun to decorate with. I use them on Christmas ornaments and decorations we make too. Hope you are well and having a beautiful day where ever you are at this moment. Have fun making these.

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  3. Momma Dash says:

    I love the idea of this. I can not wait to try this out myself.

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    1. Thank you, so sweet. Everyone has TP rolls on hand. At Christmas time we have lots of paper rolls to cut down and turn into crafts if we want. Have fun. I love creating art.

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