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.
Okay, so these are suppose to be mushrooms. You will need…
Empty TP rolls.
Red and white paint.
Red and white puffy paint (optional)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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