I am so very excited about what I have for you today. It’s not really a huge deal, but it’s just pretty cool.:) Today, I am introducing THIS…
In case you can’t tell, it’s a manger scene, made out of toilet paper rolls. Now, let me just give you a quick disclaimer. This is a preschool craft. We’re currently doing them with our Sunday School class of 2-6 year old kids. The ones I’m showing you are the ones that I’m making to get everyone at the same number of characters before we finish them this Sunday. Also, I know that it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but trust me, you’ll need a little time to save toilet paper rolls. I have the whole church saving TP rolls for me.
What I love about this project is that it is very simple for me to do. I can crank out 8-10 in about 10 minutes. That means, it’s just perfect for preschoolers. They need a little help, but after they get the basic idea, they can do a lot on their own. Also, it’s a huge stash buster project. I’ve used lots of scrap material and pipecleaners etc.
Today, I’m just going to give you the standard format for most of the characters. First, you need one rectangle of fabric about 5 inches by 3 inches. That’s roughly, so test it on your TP rolls. You want it about 2/3 the height of the roll. Then, you want a square of fabric that is about 5 inches by 5 inches.
Slap some glue on the bottom section of a TP roll. (Make sure you put glue all the way around.) And wrap the rectangle around it. You may want a dab of glue on the fabric where the ends overlap. Put a face on the exposed section of the TP roll.
Use a rubber band to hold it in place. (The one thing you may need to buy is rubber bands. You’ll need a bunch.)Obviously, this isn’t Mary anymore. I forgot to take a picture of her with the rubber band. The rubber band is the hardest part for the kids, so you’ll probably find yourself doing a lot of those. The cool thing is, that for Mary, Joseph and the shepherds, that is all you need to do.:)
Have you been looking for a way to recycle TP rolls?;)Pin It