Reusing things creatively used to be a huge thing for me. As our home got a little more crowded and time management became sacred, I got less creative about reusing stuff.
NOW, LO is a little older and loves doing crafts (I think she likes getting messy more). I can get to work with reusing things like toilet paper tubes, fabric scraps and paint chips (just a few examples at least).
As promised in my last post, I am making a craft today. This one is great for kiddos of any age. It is fun watching LO do her own thing and figure things out (she did amazing!)
Anyways, here is what I used;
- Toilet paper tubes
- Tissue paper – like my mother before me, I save it from gifts
- Construction paper – for the fish eyes
- Glue – I used liquid glue
- String – I had white hemp chord
- Circle punches – these are not necessary, I used them because they are easy
I always set up crafts in containers to keep all my supplies together. Believe me it makes things soooo much easier. First I used my 1″ circle punch to cut out the tissue paper.
I then got LO to pick out the colours she wanted to use, I put some glue on the toilet paper roll and she would stick the circles in place. I found her coordination amazing for a two year old.
After that was completed, it looked something like this.
I then added some trim to the top and some streamers to the bottom. It looked like this.
Almost finished, I used a tiny circle cutter and cut out eyes and add them. Lastly, I used a whole punch and added a string.
I think it turned out super cute!