Here is a fun craft tutorial that you can do with the kids this winter: Snowmen Family Toilet Paper Roll Craft. This is an easy one to do since you can probably find most of the craft supplies for this already at your house. I love coming up with ways to upcycle objects that normally end up in the trash can – and this is a fun way to incorporate the use toilet paper rolls into a kids activity.
It’s somewhat ironic that in upstate NY this year, the only real snowman we’ve been able to make are out of toilet paper rolls, rather than out of real snow! I’m not complaining over the very mild winter we’ve had. So instead of snowmen made out of snow this season, we’ve made these ones that won’t melt!
What’s Needed to Make Snowmen Family Toilet Paper Roll Craft:
* Empty Toilet Paper Tubes/Paper Towel Tubes
* Hot Glue Gun and Scissors
1. Cut your tubes to desired sizes and paint them white with acrylic paint. I like using the black foam brushes for this one – it covers a lot of surface at once. Let it fully dry before you start to decorate your snowman.
2. Next, cut your pipe cleaners to approximately 3 inches. Cut the felt into 9 inch strips and cut little fringe into each end of the strips.
3. Using your hot glue gun, glue on the eyes, tic tac nose, scarf, and buttons or poms.
You will of course end up eating a few of the “noses.” 🙂
4. Next, draw on a mouth with the glitter glue pens. You can also add other facial features like eye lashes or even glasses!
5. Bend the pipe cleaners and glue the ends to each side of the snowman’s head. Then, glue a little pom onto each end of the pipe cleaner to make it look like a little pair of earmuffs.
Your snowman is complete! Now keep making a few more so that you create an entire Snowmen Family. Your kids could even use these as puppets and tell a story using them!
Check out how else you can upcycle a toilet paper roll into a gorgeous wreath!
Looking for more kids activities? Look at this list of kids activities ideas OVER HERE!