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How cute is this little Toilet roll robot craft? We’ve had so much fun making these today and i just love how they have turned out. We came up with these little cuties by chance after randomly deciding to paint our TP rolls with our new pot of silver paint. Initially i thought about making something space themed and then my little guy suggested robots. I must say, i like his idea better. The best part is how different each one looks, you can simply use whatever you have lying around to decorate them and they look Fab!
Take your TP roll and coat it in your chosen metallic paint before setting it aside to dry.
Once dry, take your TP roll and pierce a hole at equal heights (about 2/3 up) out on either side. Thread a pipe cleaner through these holes to create your robot arms.
Cut out a small rectangular piece of paper to be your control panel. Now you need to decorate you robot control panel. You could draw on buttons using your markers or you could glue on some bits and bobs like we have.
Now it’s time to give your robot a face, we gave ours two sticker eyes and a pen drawn mouth!
Finish off your robot by adding any extra decoration that you would like! how about twirling pipe cleaners around a pencil to make some twisty robot antennae? Don’t they look awesome?!
My little boy loves threading toys and activities so today we decided to get out some beads and pipe cleaners as a busy activity. It was Ted’s idea that we could make a key ring for mummy’s bag and after a bit off messing around we came up with these adorable bead bunny bag charms. It took us a couple of tries to get them secure so that the beads couldn’t come off but once we figured out how to wrap them tightly we ended up making one for him to gift to half of our family – when we can visit them again!
You will need
Ribbon or string
Take your pony beads and thread them on to your pipe cleaner until it’s about 1/3 full.
Pull your two ends of pipe cleaner round so that your beads form a circle. Then twists the two ends together where they meet.
Now to make the ears! Start first with one side, thread the pony beads on until you have about 1cm of pipe cleaner left visible.
Bend your end of pipecleaner down behind your circle..
And twist the end a few times around the point where you previsously twisted your two pipe cleaners together. Make sure it is pulled as tight and secure as possible so that they cannot be pulled apart easily.
Repeat this process on the other side to make a second ear and finish your bunny shape!
To hang your charm, thread a piece of ribbon or string through the outer bead at the bottom of each ear
Then tie your cute little charms on to your bag zip and you are finished! Don’t they look sweet!
Today’s craft is a 5 minute make. My son loves all things animal and today he asked if we could make a snake from a fluffy pipe cleaner that he found in the craft box. After a bit of trial and error we came up with these pipe cleaner snakes. we used a glue gun to make this cute little guy and it was secure enough for my three year old to be able to play with without it breaking. All for less than £1 of materials!
You will need
Pipe cleaners Large pom pom Googly eyes Glue gun Scissors
Take your two coloured pipe cleaners and twist them together at one end. Continue to twist them together all the way down to make one thick stem and secure them tightly at the end.
Glue your large pom pom on one end of your stem to make your snake’s head.
Give your snake two googly eyes. All that’s left to do now is to make the tongue. Take a short length of pipe cleaner and pinch it into a V shape. Glue the pipe cleaner tongue as deep as possible into the pom pom to make sure its secure.