Toilet roll magic wands

Toilet roll magic wands

Toilet roll wand craft for kids

These cute toilet roll magic wands are inexpensive to make and provide hours of fun too!

My kids really loved the toilet roll flowers we made to decorate their rooms. They are forever playing with them and today they were using them as magic wands to turn each other into frogs and whatnot. I thought this was a fab idea and it gave us the inspiration to make these cute little toilet roll wands – I just love them! The kids have played with them for hours, they’re great for imaginative play and provide just as much fun as any store bought toy too. They need a lot of glue gun usage so require an adult to make.

Here’s what we used

  • Toilet rolls
  • Coloured paint and paintbrush
  • Wooden skewer (pointy end removed!)
  • Ribbon
  • Something for the middle (pom pom, button etc)
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

How to make these toilet roll magic wands

Start by taking some paint and colouring the TP rolls and optionally the wand stick too. For this wand we used one blue roll, one white roll and a painted blue skewer (pointy end chopped off for safety!)

Once dry, take the tp roll that you will be using for the main part of the wand and chop it into five equal rings.

Use the hot glue gun to attach two rings both together and to the stick.

Toilet roll wand craft for kids

Finish adding the rest of the rings to make a star shape. for stability you will need to make sure they are glued to the rings on either side.

Take the secondary colour tp roll and cut it into 8 strips. Take two of your strips and fold them in half. Glue one of the strips inside the other as above and the repeat this three more times until you have four of these shapes.

Toilet roll wand craft for kids

Glue your shapes into the empty spaces between the rings of the wand as above. Then add a pom pom, a button or similar to the centre of the wand.

Toilet roll wand craft for kids cheap homemade toy - handmade toy craft

Add any finishing touches such as ribbon or sparkles and the magic wand is finished. These are great for imaginative play!

Cardboard box Viking shield.

Cardboard box Viking shield.

Handmade Cardboard box viking shields craft for kids

With all the shops being closed we haven’t been able to go out and buy our Christmas presents this year so we have had to rely on online shopping. In a way its actually been easier to get organised but have you ever noticed how much packaging some companies use? We ordered a tiny little toy and It came in an absolutely massive box! Our recycling bins are stuffed with boxes and with us not being able to use the recycling centre we thought we would recycle them ourselves with a fun little craft.

My son wanted to make a shield and in particular one like the Viking in one of his favorite stories. Viking history is so interesting and whilst we were making our little cardboard box Viking shield we took some time to learn about Vikings via some age appropriate sources. My son really loved National geographic kids’ 10 facts about Vikings post. Do you or your little one know any fun Viking facts? We’d love to hear them!

Here’s what we used

  • An old cardboard box
  • Washi tape
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make a cardboard box Viking shield

First you’ll need to cut out the circles to make your shield. For the base of the shield you’ll want a large circle and a slightly smaller one. We drew around a large dinner plate and a regular dinner plate to make ours. Then for the boss in the center cut out three smaller circles, each one slightly smaller than the last. we used mugs and an egg cup to draw around!

Now its time to paint your shield circles in little one’s chosen colors! The largest circle will make the outer rim, the slightly smaller one will make the main body of the shield and the three small ones will make the boss.

Once the main shield circle is dry add any extra decorations. To keep it simple for my little one we just used washi tape to make lines.

Handmade cardboard box viking shields craft for kids

Glue the circles down centrally on each other with the largest at the back and the smallest at the front.

Cut out a strip of cardboard and glue it onto the back in a curve to make the shield handle.

Handmade viking shield craft for children

We then finished off our shields by adding some buttons around the edge to look like nails. Don’t they look fab! My little boy has had so much fun playing with his!