Okay, so I'm exaggerating. It's just something I made up on the spot. Remember when way, way back before the dawn of time, I posted THIS CRAFT?
Well, I haven't made anything out of toilet paper rolls since then. My pile has sure been building up! So today, I figured it was time to use some up! This is what we made.
Okay, I admit, it came out much cuter than I thought it would. Care to see how we made it?
No? Well fine then. (sniff) See if I care!
Oh you do want to see it! Yea! I Just KNEW you would! Not that I'm one to guilt people into doing things mind you.
For each car you need 2 toilet paper rolls and a piece of a third one. For the piece just cut a roll length wise then in half. Cut one of the rolls into four tire pieces.
Cut out pieces of contruction paper the same width and a bit longer for each cardboard piece. Let the kids color and decorate their paper pieces.
I suppose if you have older kids they could paint the pieces. But there is no stinkin' way I was going to let the boys near any paint today. I wan't in the mood. I know, selfish.
Tape, glue, or staple (I taped) the paper pieces over all the corresponding cardboard pieces.
Then I just hot glued all the pieces together. I admit, it was kind of a pain to glue them together. But it worked.
(Don't worry Bonnie, I'll replace all your glue sticks! Promise!)
While I was gluing the pieces, the kids climbed up onto the counter and next thing I know, they're snuggling! Do you think the hot glue smell was making everyone feel... happy?
While we were making them I didn't think to put paper on the inside of the rolls. So I guess you can do that if you'd like.
Ta Da! Who says you can't be a proud owner of a new car when you're just a kid?
As I mentioned long ago, I like making crafts out of household garbage (not like banana peels or any such nasty thing) because after you've made something, whether it lasts, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 month, or 1 year before it needs to be thrown away, you aren't out anything extra! And you have fun making them!
Well, most of the time. Unless the kids start fighting over paper and markers and such.
But that's another story.
ANYWAY, the kids have actually been playing with them all afternoon! YEA! My first success!