Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly

I've always wanted to do some craft with Hasan with Toilet Paper Rolls.  I have a bunch just sitting around thinking of something to do with them.  Recently I received Easy Fun Crafts with Everyday Items as a gift.  They had a picture of a butterfly made using a toilet paper roll.  Looked simple and it also used a pipe cleaner which I have so many of but have no idea what to do with them.


Originally I wanted Hasan to use a small pom pom for the nose.  When Hasan saw the bag of pom poms he immediately said he wanted to use a big pom pom because it will look funny.  I love this butterfly.  We have it sitting on top of our TV and it does look funny.  The construction paper ended up curling as it dried.  To prevent that you would need a heavier weight paper.

Materials Needed
One toilet paper roll
Construction paper
Pipe cleaner
Pom Pom
Googly Eyes
Paint
Glue
Scissors
Marker
Hole Puncher

How To
Draw wings on construction paper.  I drew them as one piece.  Have your little one cut it out.  Glue the toilet paper roll in the middle.  You can wait for it to dry.  We waited a little bit and then started to paint.  Paint the toilet paper roll and wings whatever colour you would like.  Now wait for it to dry.

I used a hole puncher to punch a hole to put the pipe cleaner through.  Put the pipe cleaner through the hole a couple of times and curl to make the antennas.  Draw a smile on the butterfly.  Glue on the eyes and nose.  I had Hasan decorate the wings with some glitter glue.  Of course you can do whatever you like!

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