Affordable Holiday Crafts for kids

Paper Towel tube decor

Here is an affordable way to spend time with the kids this holiday season. Plus when are done you will have some new ornaments to decorate your home with. This is also a ‘green’ project because you use empty toilet paper or paper towel tubes and toothpaste cartons. Be creative and use other similar items that you may have on hand.

What you will need:

1. empty cardboard tubes and/or boxes from paper towels, tooth paste and toilet paper rolls.

2. scissors

3. glue

4. paint

5. glitter (SAS)

6. plastic gems (SAS)

7. Creativity

What you will do is cut the boxes and/or tubes into  +/- 1/2 inch strips in the short direction so you end up with small rings. Next arrange your rings into shapes and use glue to hold them together.

Once the glue is completely dry you can paint the piece. Spray paint would be the easiest way to do this step. Or you can skip this step if you prefer.

Once the paint is dry apply a thin coat of glue wherever you want the glitter to stick. I did mine over the entire piece. While the glue is still tacky sprinkle the glitter onto it.

To give your piece the finishing touch glue a plastic gem from SAS Fabrics Superstore to the center or wherever you want.  Once everything is dry you can hang it as a decoration in your window, on a Christmas tree or wherever you want to add a little bling bling. Post images of your finished project for us to see, please. : )

Toothpaste tube decor

I hope this project will give you and your loved ones some quality time together and wonderful memories that last way beyond the life of the items you created.

Happy Holidays : )

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