How cute is this caterpillar pencil pot craft? My daughter is at a stage where she really loves drawing and colouring but one thing she doesn’t love is when her pencils are constantly rolling off the table! This little cutie solves that problem and was super fun to make too!
Here’s what you’ll need
Glue gun or pva and pegs
A pipe cleaner
How to make this caterpillar pencil pot craft
First start by taking your cardboard rolls and cutting them to different lengths. We placed our full sized roll in the middle and then cut the rolls either side descending in height.
Now it’s time to add some colour to the caterpillar. Paints are a great option but this time we decided to use coloured paper. We cut out a strip of paper the same height as the roll and long enough to wrap around it and then glued it on.
Repeat the previous steps until all rolls are colored, then take your glue gun and glue the rolls together to make the caterpillar shape.
Cut out and glue on two eyes and a nose. Then take your pipe cleaner and fold it in half before using the glue gun to secure it down inside the head section of the caterpillar to make the antennae.
Glue a little foot shape onto each body roll of the caterpillar then optionally mount your pencil pot on to some card. Once dry your super cute caterpillar pencil pot is finished and ready to use!
This adorable tp roll snail craft is so simple to make and is a great way to keep the kids entertained. Each snail turns out cool and unique which makes this a fun craft idea for at home and for groups too!
Here’s what we used
Cardboard Tp roll
How to make our tp roll snail craft.
Cut out a strip of coloured card the same height as the tp roll and long enough to cover it. Glue the card around the roll.
Cut out 5 strips of paper, they should be roughly equal in width but varying length. We initially cut ours to them same length and then dropped them by Two cm each time to give us strips that were 20cm, 18cm,16cm,14cm and 12cm.
Line up and glue all of the strips together at one end.
then line up and glue together the other end of the strips.
Stick the two ends of strips together to make the circular snail’s shell. then attach the shell at one end of the tp roll.
Finally take a pipe cleaner and fold it in half to make a v shape. Glue the folded end of the pipe cleaner into the top inside of the tp roll and then add a Googly eye onto each end of the pipe cleaner. Add some glue around the inside of the head end of the roll and then pinch it together to seal it. Once dry your cute tp roll snail craft is finished!
Spooky season is well under way in our house, we haven’t sorted out our costumes yet but we’ve been super busy making some fun homemade Halloween decorations. Today I wanted to share with you these cute little toilet roll ghosts! They’re so easy to make and look fab too.
Here’s what we used
White paint and paintbrush
Black and white paper
Scissors and glue
How to make our toilet roll ghosts!
Take the tp roll and cut a wavy edge into one end of it before painting it white and popping it aside to dry.
Once the toilet roll has dried, add two eyes and a mouth to the front.
Cut out two arms and glue them down in place on the back of the toilet roll ghost.
Cut out 3-5 long strips of tissue paper and glue them around the inside of the bottom of the toilet roll tube.
Optionally add some string to the top of the toilet roll and the ghost is ready to display!
Tomorrow is the first of October and that means it’s officially the start of spooky season! We can’t wait to start decorating the house and today we’ve been busy making these fun tp roll Halloween bats which we’re going to turn into a spooky garland for the conservatory. We still have plenty left to make on the weekend when my son is home but I think it’s going to look amazing!
Here’s what we used
Coloured paints and paintbrush
How to make these TP roll Halloween bats
Take the toilet roll and cover it in the chosen colour of paint before popping it aside to dry.
Cut out two triangle ears and glue a slightly smaller triangle onto each one to make the inner ears. Once the tp roll is dry attach the ears inside one end of the roll.
Cut out two white circle eyes and then glue a circle pupil onto each one. Glue the eyes on to the front of the bat then finish the face by adding a mouth and two pointy triangle fangs.
Next, Cut out the shape of the bat’s wings and stick them onto the back of the toilet roll bat.
Finally, Take the pipe cleaners and twist three loops in one end of each to make the feet. Stick the other end of the pipe cleaner leg down in place inside the bottom end of the toilet roll. Once dry your bat is ready to display!