Mother's Day Necklace Card Craft

Here's a great and simple Mother's Day heart necklace card craft the little ones will love making.


Materials:

  • pink paper
  • scissors
  • pipe cleaners
  • stickers
  • markers
  • hole punch

Directions:
  1. Beforehand, cut various colored pipe cleaners into short lengths.
  2. Fold a sheet of pink paper. Trace a half heart and cut out along the fold.
  3. Punch  hole on opposite sides of the heart.
  4. Write a message "I Love MOM" and decorate with stickers.
  5. Insert a pipe cleaner into the hole and tie into a loop. Add another pipe cleaner and make a chain link.
  6. Repeat and continue making links for your necklace all the way around.
  7. Present to Mommy on Mother's Day. Put the heart around her neck.
Source: KangarooBoo
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Easter Mother's Day Handprint Flowers Craft

Thanks so much to Cari for sending in this great hand print flowers craft with candies. This would be equally great for Easter or Mother's Day.

Materials:
  • glass or vase
  • plastic grass
  • various colored construction paper
  • scissors
  • paint, brushes
  • glue
  • green pipe cleaners
  • chocolate oil eggs or other candy of choice

Directions:

  1. Brush  color paint of your choice on little hands and press onto construction paper.
  2. Repeat with different color paint and paper. Allow to dry.
  3. Cut out hand prints. You need 2 hand prints for each flower. You can do both hands or print one hand, cut out and trace a matching hand on a different paper and cut out.
  4. Spread glue and sandwich a pipe cleaner between a matching pair and allow to dry.
  5. Fill a glass or vase with plastic grass and your favorite candy. Insert the hand print flowers and present them to mom.
Step by step tutorial from: Two Sasters

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Native American Kachina Mask Craft

This is a fabulous and easy Kachina doll mask craft. Kachinas are Native American Spirit messengers from the Hopi tribe of the Southwest. This mask was made from a cereal box.

Materials:

  • old cereal box
  • toilet paper roll
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • exacto knife
  • glue
  • tape
  • hole punch
  • rubber bands

Directions:

  1. Get a good book on Hopi Kachinas and think about what design you want.
  2. Cut out the back panel of an old cereal box. Turn inside out and tape in place.
  3. Decide on a pattern and cut out the eyes with an exacto knife.
  4. Cut and decorate the front of the mask.
  5. Trace the end of a toilet paper on the mask, cut out a hole, and insert and glue the toilet paper roll for a mouth.
  6. Accordion fold some construction paper into a fan and make a headdress. Tape to the top of the mask.
  7. Punch holes on the sides of the box and tie rubber bands for a strap.
  8. Dance with your Kachina mask.



Source: Relentessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
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Native American Totem Pole Paper Craft 2

Here's another Native American inspired craft using a paper towel roll. Use it to represent your family or favorite things.

Materials:
  • white paper
  • old magazines
  • paint
  • flour
  • water in a bowl
  • small Styrofoam ball or ping pong ball
  • scissors
  • 4 different colors construction paper
  • glue

Directions:
  1. Cut 4 different colors of construction paper into strips a few inches wide and wrap and glue onto the paper towel roll as shown.
  2. Think about what animal you want to represent your family. Prepare paper mache paste by mixing flour and water in a bowl.
  3. Tear white paper into strips, dip in the paste and cover your Styrofoam ball. Allow to dry.
  4. Paint and decorate your animal head. The example is a duck. Allow to dry.
  5. Cut out favorite pictures from old magazines and glue onto the paper towel roll. Or decorate each color strip to look like an animal.
  6. Glue your animal head on top of your totem pole.

Source: Crafty shop
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Native American Totem Pole Paper Craft

This is fun and simple Native American Totem Pole Craft made from a paper towel roll. Let your imagination go. A great scout craft, too.

Materials:

  • pictures or book about totem poles
  • paper towel roll
  • white paper
  • various colored scrap construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • markers or crayons

Directions:

  1. Show pictures and discuss about the design and function of Native American totem poles. Let children draw freely on the white paper.
  2. Wrap and glue the white paper around the paper towel roll.
  3. Think about what animals or characters you want on your pole. Cut out little shapes from construction paper, eyes, mouths, noses, etc.
  4. Glue on the different face pieces.
  5. Cut a large pair of wings. Add paper feathers if you like and glue to the back of your pole. Allow everything to dry.

Variation:
Use brown paper or felt instead of white paper to wrap around the paper towel roll. It will give more of a wood look.

  
Source: No time for flashcards
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Native American Whale Collage Craft

This is a beautiful Native American Whale collage craft in the tradition of the Tlingit style of the American Northwest tribes. Use the template from the link below, cut into a puzzle and paste together again.

Materials:
  • whale template
  • white card stock
  • various colored construction paper
  • strong scissors
  • exacto knife
  • cutting surface
  • glue

Directions:

  1. Print and cut out the template from the link below.
  2. Trace your template on a sheet of construction paper. Stack the other colors together and cut out several whales at the same time. This is difficult for young children. Or, trace and cut out individually.
  3. Stack all your whales together. Trace and cut into different pieces like a puzzle. Look at the photo or other Tlingit art for inspiration. You'll mix them to make your collage later. You might need to use an exacto knife for the eye. Don't let children use this knife. You may want to cut out all the pieces yourself beforehand for younger children.
  4. Trace the whale template on a sheet of card stock and cover the inside with glue.
  5. Choose and glue on the different pieces of your whale collage together like a puzzle.


Source: The Crafty Classroom
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Winter Igloo Paper Bowl Craft


Here's an authentic looking igloo craft from a paper bowl and decorated with puffy paint and packing peanuts. This is a great craft for a winter unit or learning about Native Americans.

Materials:
  • large paper or Styrofoam bowl
  • toilet paper roll
  • old cereal box
  • puffy paint(white glue x shaving cream)
  • scissors
  • packing peanuts

Directions:

  1. Cut out the back of a cereal box to serve as the base.
  2. Cut the toilet roll in half lengthwise to make the arch like opening of the igloo.
  3. Cut a hole on the side of the paper bowl, insert the toilet roll and tape in place.
  4. Make puffy paint by mixing equal parts white glue and shaving cream in a bowl.
  5. Spread puffy paint all over the cereal box base.
  6. Set the paper bowl igloo on the base.
  7. Spread puffy paint all over the outside of the igloo.
  8. Attach packing peanuts all over the outside of the igloo.
  9. If desired, place an Eskimo or arctic animal to in your diorama and allow to dry.

Source: Craftyshops
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Native American Tipi (Teepee) Craft

This is a great and really simple Native American teepee craft idea. Great for a scout craft or learning about Native Americans.

Materials:

  • brown construction paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • decorating materials
  • 3 short sticks or kebab skewers
  • rubber band

Directions:
  1. Cut a large half circle from brown construction paper.
  2. Fold into a cone with a small opening at the top and tape in place.(You could also crumple up the paper and spread it out again to give it a more realistic look)
  3. Decorate the outside  of the teepee. You could just color or put on animal or Native American motifs stamps or shapes cut from paper. Alternatively, test the cone shape and decorate before taping.
  4. Put 3 sticks or skewers together and tie together about 3 inches from the top with a rubber band. It should for a tripod and stand on its own.
  5. Place the cone over the top of the tripod and tape to the inside of the cone.
  6. Cut a slit from the bottom and old back to make a door.
  7. Play with other animal or Native American toys.
Source: Muses of Megret
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Thanksgiving Pilgrim Bonnet Paper Craft


This is a very simple Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim bonnet craft you can make from a single sheet of paper. You just need scissors and string.


Great step by step tutorial from: Skip to my Lou
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Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Craft

Here's a great Thanksgiving Pilgrim hat craft that's easy and fun to make.

 
Materials:

 
  • black and yellow construction paper
  • white paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • something to trace circles or a drafting compass
  • tape

 
Directions:

  1. Trace a circle on black construction paper to match child's head. Trace a larger circle around that one, a couple of inches wider. Cut out both so you have a ring for the brim and a black circle.
  2. Roll a sheet of black construction paper into a cone. The bottom should match the inner circle of the brim ring. Use the black circle to make the top of the hat.
  3. Cut about 1 inch deep slits all around the edge of the black circle. Fold down the edges.
  4. Glue this piece into the top of the cone to make the top of the hat.
  5. Cut a buckle piece from yellow paper.
  6. Fold a sheet of white paper into a strip and insert into the buckle.
  7. Glue the strip around the base of the cone.
  8. Cut little slits around the base of the cone an fold up. Use this to glue on the brim.
  9. Put the brim ring down on top of the hat and glue in place.
 Great tutorial with step by step photos from: Art Platter
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Thanksgiving Pilgrim Girl Paper Plate Craft


Here's a pilgrim girl paper plate craft for thanksgiving to match the pilgrim boy.

Materials:

  • Pilgrim girl template(from link below)
  • 1 large paper plate
  • 1 small paper plate
  • black and brown construction paper
  • skin toned paint
  • paintbrushes
  • scissors
  • glue
  • crayons

Directions:

  1. Paint a small paper plate beige and allow to dry.
  2. Print out the templates
  3. Trace and cut out a large wedge piece for the collar and 2 other pieces for the bonnet from the large paper plate.
  4. Trace and cut out the black collar piece and glue to the large wedge.
  5. Glue the small wedge to the back of the bonnet piece.
  6. Trace and cut out the hair from brown paper.
  7. Glue the collar wedge to the bottom.
  8. Glue the hair to the top and the bonnet on top of that.
  9. Draw a face on your pilgrim girl
 Source: All Kids Network
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Thanksgiving Pilgrim Boy Paper Plate Craft

This is a great pilgrim boy craft you can make for Thanksgiving.

Materials:

  • pilgrim boy template(from link below)
  • 1 large paper plate
  • 1 small paper plate
  • beige or skin toned paint
  • black, yellow, white, and brown construction paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • crayons
  • glue

Directions:
  1. Paint the small paper plate beige and allow to dry.
  2. Print out the templates
  3. Use the template to cut a wedge from the big paper plate.
  4. Use the other templates to cut out the pieces for the hat, hair, and collar with the appropriate colors.(the hair is brown)
  5. Glue the hat together.
  6. Glue the collar onto the wedge and glue it on the back of the beige paper plate at the bottom.
  7. Glue the hair on the top.
  8. Glue the hat on top of the hair.
  9. Draw a face on your pilgrim boy.

Source: All Kids Network
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Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft

Here's a really simple idea to make an Easter Bunny candy holder from a paper plate.

Materials:

  • 1 paper plate
  • white paper or card stock
  • pink crayon
  • scissors
  • glue

Directions:
  1.  Fold a paper plate tightly in half.
  2. Cut out simple ears, decortate and glue to the back of your paper plate.
  3. Draw a face on your Easter Bunny.
  4. Open the lid and fill with jellybeans or your favorite Easter candy.


  
Source: Crafty Kid
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Paper Plate Spring Lamb Craft

This is a really cute and simple lamb craft from a paper plate. You can print out the face template from the link below. I like any craft that reminds me of Shaun the Sheep.

Materials:
  •  small paper plate
  • lamb template
  • black and pink construction paper
  • otton balls
  • google eyes
  • glue

Directions:

  1. Print and cut out the color lamb template. Use as is, or trace and cut out on black and pink construction paper.
  2. Glue the ears to the face and fold down. Glue the nose on.
  3. Glue cottom balls all over the paper plate.
  4. Glue the face on top.
  5. Add google eyes.

 
Source: Krafty Kid
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Paper Plate Chick in Egg Craft



 Here's an adorable Chick in Egg Craft made from a paper plate. This is a great craft for Easter or Spring.
Materials:
  • 2 large paper plates
  • 1 small paper plate
  • yellow paint
  • paintbrushes
  • scissors
  • 2 google eyes
  • orange paper or foam
  • glue
  • yellow craft feather
Directions:
  1. Cut the the small paper plate in half making a scalopped edge to make the wings. Paint yellow and allow to dry.
  2. Paint 1 large paper plate yellow and allow to dry.
  3. Cut th other large paper plate to look like a broken eggshell.
  4. Glue the large yellow paper plate behind the white eggshell one.
  5. Glue or staple on the wings.
  6. Glue on google eyes, an orange triangle beak, and top it off with a yellow feather.
Alternative:
Use brass fastners and a hole punch instead of glue to attach the wings, then they can move.


Source: Free Kids Crafts


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Whale Paper Plate Craft

This is a great looking whale paper plate craft that is simple and easy to make.

Materials:

  • paper plate
  • light blue paint
  • light blue construction paper or craft foam
  • scissors
  • glue
  • large google eye(or make one from paper or foam)
  • pen
  • blue cellophane tape(optional)

Directions:

  1. Paint a paper plate light blue and allow to dry.
  2. Cut a large whale's tail(fluke) and flipper from light blue construction paper or craft foam. Draw details if you like.
  3. Glue the tail on the back of the paper plate, and the flipper on the front.
  4. Glue on a large google eye or make one from paper or foam.
  5. Draw a mouth with a pen or marker. To make an open mouth, draw a kind of "V" shape and fill inside with alternating black and white stripes for baleen. You can use white paint or white out.
  6. Cut a short length of blue cellophane tape. Make short cuts along one side, roll up and glue or tape to the top of the whale for a spout.(optional)
 Source: http://2nyaienafis.niniweblog.com/post624.php
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Bumblee Bee Paper Plate Craft

Here's a super easy bumblebee craft from a paper plate/ bowl.

Materials:

  • paper bowl
  • yellow paint
  • black paint, paint pen, or marker
  • wax paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • scrap black paper

Directions:
  1. Paint the entire bottom of a paper bowl yellow and allow to dry.
  2. Paint on black stripes.
  3. Draw a face on your bumblebee.
  4. Cut 2 oval shapes from wax paper and tape on the back for wings.
  5. Cut a triangle from black paper and tape on the back for a stinger.

Source: Blissfully Domestic
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Flying Owl Paper Plate Craft

This is a great looking owl craft made from paper plates. So cute.

Materials:
  • 2 paper plates
  • brown paint
  • yellow, white, black, and orange paper
  • scissors
  • glue

Directions:

  1. Paint both paper plates brown. Allow to dry.
  2. Cut out 2 large yellow, 2 medium white, and 2 small black circles. Glue together to make eyes.
  3. Cut one paper plate in half.
  4. Trim the top of the other paper plate to look like ears.
  5. Glue the 2 half paper plates to the back for wings.
  6. Glue the eyes on the front.
  7. Cut and glue on a small orange triangle beak.




Source: Crafts by Amanda
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Thanksgiving Pine ConeTurkey Craft

Here are some various versions of a Thanksgiving turkey craft from a pine cone. So creative!

Materials:

  • pine cones
  • craft feathers
  • pipe cleaners
  • google eyes
  • felt
  • brown pom poms

Directions:

  1. Glue craft feathers to the back for tail feathers. Or use pipe cleaners shaped like feathers.
  2. Glue a simple beak and eyes on the front.
  3. Make pipe cleaner feet for the bottom.
  4. Or use a brown pom pom for a head.
  5. Or use an acorn for a head.
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    Thanksgiving Turkey Hand Print Beans Collage Craft

    This is a great Thanksgiving turkey collage craft using dried beans.

    Materials:
    • paper plate
    • pencil
    • various colored dried beans and pasta
    • glue

    Directions:
    1. Trace your hand onto a paper plate.
    2. Glue different colored dried beans and pasta on to make your turkey. Use a different color for each finger(tail feather). Don't forget they eye and waddle.
    Source: Because I said No
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    Thanksgiving Turkey Paper Plate Craft 2

    This is an easy Thanksgiving turkey craft from a paper plate.

    Materials:
    • paper plate
    • brown paint
    • various colored construction paper
    • scissors
    • google eye
    • glue

    Directions:

    1. Paint the bottom of a paper plate completely brown. Allow to dry.
    2. Cut out leaf shaped tail feathers from various colors.
    3. Cut out a head, waddle, and feet.
    4. Glue the parts on he other side of the paper plate.
    5. Add a google eye.
    Source: Crafts for Preschool Kids

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    Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint Footprint Craft 2

    I love this Thanksgiving paper plate craft using hand prints and footprints.

    Materials:
    • paper plate
    • red, yellow, orange and brown construction paper
    • brown paint, markers, or crayons
    • pencil
    • scissors
    • google eyes
    • glue

    Directions:

    1. Color or paint the bottom of a paper plate brown.
    2. Trace and cut out your foot from brown paper. Or, cut out on white and color brown.
    3. Trace and cut out both hands from red, yellow, and orange paper.
    4. Glue the footprint on the paper plate for he turkey's head and neck.
    5. Glue the hand prints to the back for tail feathers.
    6. Cut out and glue on a beak, feet, and a red waddle.
    7. Glue on google eyes.
    8. Add a few craft feathers if you like.
    Source: Mommy savers
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    Thanksgiving Stand up Turkey Paper Plate Craft

    This is a really great Thanksgiving turkey craft idea. It's made from a paper plate and stands up, too!

    Materials:

    • paper plate
    • pencil
    • ruler
    • scissors
    • crayons or markers
    • google eyes

    Directions:

    1. Fold a paper plate in a little less than half.
    2. From the fold of the smaller half, draw a simple bowling pin shaped turkey body and head.
    3. Carefully cut out the turkey, leaving it attached at the fold.
    4. Use a ruler to mark off sections for the tail feathers on the big side.
    5. Color the tail feather sections.
    6. Fold up and color the turkey body.
    7. Add google eyes.
    8. Fold so the smaller half where you cut out the turkey is flat on the table. The tail feathers and turkey stand up and give a 3D effect.

    Full tutorial from: Craftlinky
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    Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Paper Craft

    This is a super simple and fun idea to make a Thanksgiving turkey dinner craft from paper, with all the fixings, too. Looks good enough to eat.

    Materials:

    • paper plate
    • small brown paper lunch bag
    • cotton balls
    • green and yellow tissue paper
    • glue
    • old newspaper

    Directions:

    1. Stuff some newspaper into a brown paper bag. Twist the end to make a turkey drumstick. Add some tape around the twisted part if you like. Put on the paper plate.
    2. Glue some cotton balls on the paper plate with  yellow square for butter.
    3. Crumple up green and yellow tissue paper and glue on for peas and corn.
    4. If you like, use orange paper to make baby carrots. (optional)
    Source: The Idea Box


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    Thanksgiving Turkey Leg Drumstick Paper Craft

    This is a Thanksgiving Turkey leg drumstick craft made from a paper bag. Use it as a name marker at the dinner table or fill with your favorite snacks as a party favor.

    Materials:

    • white card stock
    • brown paper lunch bag
    • tape or twine
    • glue

    Directions:

    1. Cut a thin rectangle and a small heart from card stock. Glue the heart to the end of the rectangle to make the leg bone.
    2. Fill a brown paper bag with old newspaper or with snacks like popcorn and M&M's.
    3. Insert the leg bone and tie or tape closed.
    4. Write or cu and paste party guests names to the outside(optional)

    source: Project Denneler
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    Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint Footprint Craft

    This is a great Thanksgiving turkey craft made from hand prints and footprints.

    Materials:
    • brown, red, yellow, and orange construction paper
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • google eyes
    • glue

    Directions:

    1. Trace foot on brown paper and cut out.
    2. Trace both hands on red, yellow, and orange paper and cut out.
    3. Glue the hand prints to the back of the footprint to make the tail feathers.
    4. Cut a yellow triangle beak, red waddle, and orange feet and glue on.
    5. Glue on google eyes.
    Source: All Kids Network
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    Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint Paint Craft

    Here's a great Thanksgiving turkey hand print craft.

    Materials:

    • brown, red, yellow, green, and orange tempura paint
    • paint brushes
    • white paper
    • glue
    • google eyes

    Directions:

    1. Brush brown paint on palm and thumb. Brush fingers with one color each, yellow, orange, green, and red.
    2. Press hand down on white paper. Wash hands.
    3. Use a brush to add a beak, waddle, and legs. Allow to dry.
    4. Glue on a google eye.

    Source: Baby Gaga
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    Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Cups Craft

    Here are some great ooking Thanksgiving Turkey snack cups for our Thanksgiving Day party.

    Materials:

    • clear plastic cups
    • yellow, red, orange, and brown construcion paper
    • scissors
    • google eyes
    • glue

    Directions:

    1. Cut or punch out small circles from brown paper for the turkey heads.
    2. Cut out leaf shapes from red, orange, and yellow paper for tail feathers.
    3. Cut out yellow triangle beaks and litttle red waddles.
    4. Glue eyes, beak an waddle to the brown circles. Glue the heads to the front of the cups.
    5. Glue the tail feathers in a fan to the back of the cups.
    6. Fill with drinks or party snacks.
    Source: Happy Clippings
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    Thanksgiving Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

    Here's a cute Thanksgiving Turkey Craft made from crumpled up tissue paper.

    Materials:

    • turkey template from link below
    • glue
    • scissors
    • tissue paper in various colors, brown, yellow, red, orange, black, etc.
    • google eyes

    Directions:

    1. Print out the turkey template from the link below. It's better to print on card stock as the tissue paper gets heavy.
    2. Cut your tissue paper into about 1 inch squares. Separate the colors into dishes beforehand.
    3. Crumple the tissue paper squares into little balls and glue onto the template. You can pour the glue into a dish and dip each ball, but I think it's better to generously smear the glue all over the template first. Start with the difficult parts and edges first.
    4. Glue google eyes on your turkey.
    Source: Free Kids Crafts
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    Toilet Paper Roll Ring Flowers, Wreath

    This is a great idea to recycle toilet paper rolls into flowers or wreaths. This is great for Earth Day, Christmas, or any time.

    Materials:

    • toilet paper rolls
    • scissors
    • glue or glue gun
    • ruler(optional)

    Directions:
    1. Flatten and cut out several toilet paper rolls into rings. Try to make all the rings the same width. Use a ruler if necessary.
    2. Glue several rings together to make a flower, At least 5 rings is good. The wreath pictured here used 10 per flower. A flue gun is faster, but I recommend white craft glue for kids.
    3. After making several flowers, glue together to make a wreath or other wall hanging.
    4. For added color paint the flowers. It's probably easier to paint the toilet paper rolls first before cutting the rings. 
    Source: Creative Jewish Mom
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    Halloween Paper Bag Haunted House Craft

    This are some a great ideas to make a Halloween haunted house decoration from a paper bag. Add a roof, windows, and details to make your house come to life. Don't forget the ghosts!

    Materials:

    • brown paper bag
    • construction paper or felt in various colors
    • scissors
    • glue
    • old newspaper

    Directions:

    1. Cut out a large rectangle for a roof. Add a chimney.
    2. Draw or cut out details for your house like windows, doors, Jack-o-lanterns, trees, etc. Don't forget to draw characters behind the doors.
    3. Fill the bag with old crumpled up newspaper for shape.
    4. Staple the roof on to finish. Or leave one flap open and fill it with candy or as party favors. Have fun, Happy Halloween.

    Source: The Paper Pony
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    Thanksgiving Turkey Toilet Roll Craft 2

    Here's an alternative idea for a Thanksgiving turkey made from a toilet paper roll. Great for a centerpiece for your table.

    Materials:
    • toilet paper roll
    • brown, red, yellow, and orange construction paper
    • scissors
    • google eyes
    • glue

    Directions:

    1. Wrap the toilet paper roll in brown construction paper with glue and fold down the excess into the tube. Or paint the roll brown.
    2. Cut a rounded Triangular piece for the base, a long thin strip for the neck and a circle for the head from brown construction paper.
    3. Glue or tape the toilet paper roll to one corner of the base.
    4. Cut leaf shapes from red yellow, and orange and glue on the bottom of the base for tail feathers.
    5. Glue the thin strip into the toilet tube for the neck and fold up.
    6. Glue on the circle head.
    7. Add google eyes and a yellow triangle beak.

     source: Teaching Resource Center
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    Thanksgiving Turrkey Toilet Roll Craft 1

    Here is a Thanksgiving turkey made from a toilet paper roll. It shows the things you are thankful for. Great idea!

    Materials:

    • toilet paper roll
    • various colored construction paper
    • red pipe cleaner
    • scissors
    • glue
    • pen or markers

    Directions:

    1. Put glue on your toilet paper roll and wrap in brown paper. Tuck the excess down into the ends of the roll.
    2. Cut little white circles for eyes, a yellow diamond for a beak, little orange wings and feet. Glue in place to make the face. Dot the eyes with a pen.
    3. Cut a little piece of red pipe cleaner for the wattle and glue on.
    4. Cut several big leaf shaped pieces from various colored paper. Write the things you are thankful for on the leaves and glue on the back of the turkey to make  fan shaped tail feathers.

      
    source: Many Makings
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    Butterfly Toilet Paper Roll Rings Craft

    This is a really simple butterfly craft made from rings cut from a toilet paper roll.

    Materials:
    • toilet paper roll
    • strong scissors
    • glue

    Directions:

    1. Pinch a toilet paper roll and cut into several thin rings.
    2. Glue 5 rings together as shown to make the butterfly body and wings.
    3. Cut one more ring in half, curl the edges, and glue to the top for antennae.
    Use toilet paper rings for other things like flowers.

    source: Paper Crafts
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    Paper Bag House Craft

    Here's a really simple paper bag house craft that kids will love.

    Materials:
    • brown paper bag
    • construction paper or scrap book paper
    • scissors
    • markers
    • decorating materials, felt, plastic, etc.
    • old newspaper
    • stapler
    • glue

    Directions:

    1. Fold a piece of construction paper or scrap book paper in half. From the fold, draw a roof shape that's wider at the bottom than the top. Cut out from the fold so you have a roof that folds in the middle.
    2. Cut out a small rectangle for a chimney.Glue to the roof.
    3. Draw a person standing and windows on the front of the paper bag with markers. Add second story windows half way up.
    4. Glue on details like shutters and a door.
    5. Fill the bag with old scrap newspaper to give it shape.
    6. Put the roof on top and staple in place.

    Source: Charlotte's Fancy
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    Paper Bag Owl Craft


    Here's a cute owl craft made from a paper bag. You can use it for a gift bag or simple stuff him and display.

    Materials:

    • brown paper bag
    • tape
    • scissors
    • gold foil paper
    • white, black, and brown paper

    Directions:

    1. Cut about 4 inches off the top of three sides of the paper bag, leaving a triangular flap on 1 side.
    2. Make little snips with scissors to make a feathered surface on the front or simple cut an oval from yellow paper and glue on.
    3. Tape the corners in on the bottom of the bag to create a rounded bottom.
    4. Cut simple wing shapes from brown or scrap paper bag and glue on the sides.
    5. Cut out big circles from gold foil paper. Fold circles in half and then fold into many small segments. Unfold.
    6. Cut out 2 medium sized white circles and 2 small black circles. Glue the black on white, then the white on the gold circles.
    7. Glue eyes to the front flap.
    8. Cut out a triangular beak from brown paper and glue to the tip of the flap. Fold down the flap and pinch the corners for ears.
    9. Fill your owl with tissue paper. Use as a gift bag if desired. 
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    Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe Craft

    Here's an absolutely adorable giraffe craft made from toilet paper rolls, printed giraffe print felt, and a glue gun.

    Materials:

    • toilet paper rolls
    • giraffe print felt
    • tape
    • glue
    • scissors
    • glue gun
    • google eyes
    • white yarn
    • big craft stick


    Great step by step tutorial with pictures from Crafts by Amanda
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    Easy Toilet Paper Roll Bee Craft

    Here's a really cute and simple toilet paper roll bee craft.

    Materials:
    •  toilet paper roll
    • crayons
    • construction paper
    • scissors
    • pipe cleaner
    • glue
    • google eyes(optional)
    • Popsicle stick(optional)

    Directions:

    1. Color a toilet paper roll with stripes to look like a bee. Black and yellow are best, but you can get creative with the colors.
    2. Trace and cut out a simple pair of wings from paper. You could also use wax paper for translucent wings.
    3. Glue wings to the back of the bee.
    4. Cut a pipe cleaner into 3 sections. Bend them to look like legs and lue to the bottom of the bee.
    5. If you like, you can add google eyes.
    6. If you like, you can glue or tape a popsicle stick on the inside of the tube, sticking out the back to look like a stinger and act as a handle.

      
    Source: Nature is Calling
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    St. Patrick's Day Apple Print Shamrock Craft

    Here's a great St. Patrick's Day shamrock craft idea using apple prints and green paint.

    Materials:

    • 1 apple
    • sharp knife
    • green paint in a shallow dish
    • paintbrush
    • yellow or other colored paper

    Directions:

    1. Cut an apple in half with a knife.
    2. Dip the half apple in green paint.
    3. Make 3 papple prints in the shape of a shamrock as shown.
    4. Use a brush or finger to draw a stem. Allow to dry.


    Source: Tip Junkie

     
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    Valentine's Day Squirrel Tree Card Box Craft

    Here's another unique Valentine's Day Card box idea. This one looks like a squirrel's tree and is made from an old oatmeal container.

    Materials:

    • oatmeal container
    • brown paint
    • paint brushes
    • Popsicle sticks
    • green and pink paper
    • scissors
    • squirrel template on brown paper

    Directions:

    1. Cut a hole in the side of an oatmeal container.
    2. Paint everything brown and let dry. or use brown paper.
    3. Cut out green leaves and pink hearts.
    4. The craft pictured here used bamboo skewers for the top branches, but I think Popsicle sticks are safer. Tape or glue leaves and hearts onto the craft sticks and stick them into the top lid.
    5. Glue on a little squirrel and heart.



    Source: Make it Do
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    Valentin's Day Bird House Card Box Craft

    Tired of just decorating a paper lunch bag to collect all your Valentine's Day cards? Here's great craft idea for a Valentine's Day card box that will set you apart from the crowd.

    Valentine's Bird House

    Materials:
    • old box
    • scissors
    • box cutter
    • red, and pink paper
    • brown paint, brushes
    • glue
    • heart template
    • dove template on white paper
    • ribbon

    Directions:
    1. Cut out many small hearts from pink paper.
    2. Cut the top of an old box to make a bird house shape.
    3. Cut a hole in the front for kids to put in their Valentines.
    4. Paint the whole box brown and allow to dry.
    5. Fold a piece of red construction paper in half and glue on pink hearts to make the roof.
    6. Glue one flap of the roof to the house. Leave the other flap unglued to remove the cards.
    7. Cut out a little border to go over the hole and glue on.
    8. Glue on a dove and a little ribbon.

    Source: Make it Do
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    Valentine's Day Candy Bomb Craft

    This is a simple and cute Valentin's Day Candy Craft. This explosive craft is actually Rolo Candy rolls made up to look like dynamite from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons.

    Materials:

    • 3 Rolo Candy rolls
    • red paper
    • scissors
    • tape
    • black licorice
    • black pipe cleaner
    • hole punch

    Directions:

    1. Cut red paper to match the size of the candy rolls. Wrap 3 Rolo Candy rolls in red paper and secure with tape.
    2. Make a red card that reads, "You're the bomb!", "You're Dynamite!", or "Your a Blast!". Punch a hole in the top. Don't forget to sign your name.
    3. Tie the candy rolls together with a piece of black pipe cleaner. Tie the card on the end.
    4. Insert a piece of black licorice in the middle for a fuse. Give them as treats to your friends or party favors.
    Source: Kids Creative Chaos
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