With a family of seven there’s no shortage of empty toilet paper rolls in our house. So I had been contemplating for a while what sort of craft project Max and Elly could do with them. Grandma and Aunt Carla brought a boat load of craft supplies when they visited us last spring and we had barely scratched the surface on using any of them for projects.
So we pulled out the paint, pom poms and glitter glue, dug a couple of toilet paper rolls out of the trash and made our own butterflies.
First, we painted the toilet paper rolls to make the butterflies’ bodies. The level of concentration Max put into painting his butterfly’s body was impressive.
After the bodies were painted, we cut the wings out of construction paper and decorated them with glitter glue and pom poms. It was like torture for Max and Elly to wait for the glue to dry so we could assemble the butterflies. But we were finally able to add pipe cleaner antennae, attach the wings to the bodies and “make them fly” as Elly referred to our hanging the completed butterflies in the dining room window to flutter in the breeze.
I especially liked Elly’s creative approach to giving her butterfly THREE googly eyes.
Now the butterflies fly all day long in the dining room window, waiting to greet Max and Elly as they return from school.
Any suggestions for other fun crafts we can make with empty toilet paper rolls?