Toilet Paper Christmas Tree

Hello lovelies! I bringing you today a little bit of a different post. When I first decided to include a few crafty type posts, I searched through Pinterest to see what easy-ish and kid friendly I can share with you. What caught my eye were all of the different options of toilet paper roll crafts. So today we are making toilet paper roll Christmas trees!

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Things you’ll need:

paint in green and any other colors you want your ornaments to be

paint brushes

3-5 toilet paper rolls

palette

something to paint on

Not pictured: paper towels, water to rinse off brushes, glue or something to put together the rolls, scissors, lastly, Christmas music or movie! Get in to the Christmas spirit!

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Step 1: Cut into roll about a 1/4 inch in, then cut around to get a shorter tube. Continue this until you get the size of tree you want. I chose to use 3 tubes.

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img_2174 Step 2: Adhere the tubes together with glue. You can also poke holes in the tubes and use a string to tie them all together.

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Step 3: Start with one side of your tubes and paint a thin layer with your green paint. Let it dry for about 3 minutes and paint on a second coat.

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Step 4: After your green paint dries, grab your ornament colors. Use a small brush where the bristles are a little stiffer. You’ll be able to make “ornaments” by dotting the paint on. You won’t have to try and paint circles on. Tip: Use white paint to create a “popcorn” garland, or puffy paint to make it more 3D decor, or glitter to give it some sparkle. Add a little star to the top or a trunk to the bottom for a more tree-like look.

I would recommend this craft for kids 5-10 w/ parent or sibling assistance, or 11 and up. I say with assistance because cutting the rolls take a little bit of muscle. I chose this craft to do first because I think just about everyone has all if almost all of the supplies to complete this little project. The way that I cut the tubes, I had a little bit of a problem cutting them down evenly to the length I wanted.  Besides that, I think this is something everyone can easily do on a snow day or a family craft day.

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you liked this post please let me know! Anything else you want to see me try out and do? Hope you’re having a great week! See you in my next post.

 

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