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Paper roll parrots

Saturday, April 5th, 2008


This craft is made specially for one of our visitors πŸ™‚ We hope you all enjoy it!

Craft supplies

For each:

Paper roll

Acrylic paint – yellow and green, paintbrush

Pair of wiggle eyes

Camel foam scraps


Loaded glue gun


For green one:

2″ Styrofoam ball


If you’re making parrot with Styrofoam head, cut about 1″ out of paper roll across, then hotglue the head to the body

Further instructions are the same for both

Color your parrot any color you like – we used yellow and green, let it dry

Hotglue eyes and feathers (on the heads, as wings and as tails)

Make the beaks – it’s very easy – just draw on the foam small fat boomerangs and cut them out

Hotglue beaks to the heads

It’s a great puppet to play or just decoration. Enjoy!

Easter bunny made of paper roll

Friday, March 21st, 2008

easter bunny paper roll craft

This cute guy definitely won’t leave you with no smile πŸ™‚ Or few smiles πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Give him a plastic egg with chocolate inside, or pencil as you see on pictures, or flag, or even chopsticks… he always has a job! πŸ™‚

Craft supplies

Toilet paper roll

White (or pink?) acrylic paint, brush

White (or pink?) curly chenilles for ears, regular white chenilles for “hands”


White (or pink?) foam scrap for feet

Two wiggle eyes

Pink pompom for nose

White slim chenilles for whiskers

Black marker for eyebrows and red for mouth

Loaded glue gun


Trace the bottom of paper roll on white foam, add two round “ears” to that circle, cut out (these are feet), set aside

Paint the paper roll white, let it dry

Make two loops with curly chenilles, hotglue it inside the roll at the top

Hotglue eyes, nose, whiskers

Cut white regular chenille in half

Bend one half in half πŸ™‚ and start twisting, leaving small loop from one side (so your bunny has “palms” to hold something in his hands). Repeat with another hand

Glue hands to the sides of bunny’s body

easter bunny paper roll pen craft

Hotglue feet to the bottom of the roll (now he has bottom you can put some surprise inside πŸ™‚ or, he can also be desk organizer πŸ™‚ )

Draw eyelashes, eyebrows, mouth

Voila! It’s been less that half an hour and you have this pretty multifunctional bunny, which doesn’t have batteries inside but keeps working and working and working πŸ™‚

Leprechaun hat full of gold

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

leprechaun hat paper roll foam craft

Craft supplies (“gold” not included πŸ™‚ )

Paper roll

Green foam scraps



Loaded glue gun

Black acrylic paint, brush

Golden glitter glue pen


Cut paper roll by length about 1.5-2″

Wrap this piece around with green foam, glue the edges neatly

Trace wrapped piece twice – once for the top of the hat, second for the brim (allow up to 1″ for the brim, it will look like ring that you put on the hat)

Glue the top and the brim to the main hat

Draw a black “ribbon” around the hat, let it dry, add golden “clasp”

Fill the hat with golden chocolate coins and that would be wonderful centerpiece for your table or fantastic giveaway at St.Patrick’s day! Yum!

Desktop organizer made of paper roll

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

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Craft supplies (for 1)

Toilet paper roll

14 regular craft sticks (prepainted or + acrylic paint and brush)

Loaded glue gun

Cardboard scrap for bottom

Embellishments according your taste and choice (we used flat backed marbles, flower shaped sequins and golden thread ribbon for girls, and foam stickers (boats, tracks, choppers) for boys)

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TraceΒ  around the end of paper roll onto the cardboard, cut it out

Glue it to one end, making a bottom of organizer

Glue craft sticks all around the roll

Paint, if necessary, let dry

Put on embellishments

Fill it with stuff, put on the table. Be proud! πŸ™‚

Pirate spyglass

Friday, February 15th, 2008

pirate spy glass kitchen roll craft

Napkin rings – easy and fabulous!

Sunday, February 10th, 2008


Craft supplies

As you see, they are all different. One unchangeable component is 1/3 of paper roll. So for 6 count set you’ll need only two toilet paper rolls!

Craft knife or any other sharp knife (adult’s work!)

Then, as you see on the picture above from left to right: 1) ribbon with bamboo leaves, hot glue; 2) blue acrylic paint, brush, gemstones – flowers, butterflies etc.; 3) kitchen foil, gemstones; 4) Semitransparent glimmer ribbon, hot glue; 5) red satin ribbon with chicks, hot glue

One on the red background (good for Christmas): 15 mini craft sticks, golden acrylic paint, brush, hot glue, about 16 glass stones (for zig-zag design)


One on the black background: blue ribbon, hot glue, light-yellow ribbon


One with beans (good for Thanksgiving day): large Lima beans, roman beans, red kidney beans, black beans, pink beans, yellow split peas, hot glue, acrylic sealer (optional)



Cut paper roll into three pieces by width

For ribbon: just wrap it over and under and glue the ends inside ring

For paint: paint it over (inside, too), let dry, hotglue embellishments

For foil: wrap the ring with foil, glue gemstones. Gosh it’s fast! πŸ™‚

For craft sticks: hotglue all sticks around the ring, paint, let dry, decorate with glass stones (use hot glue)

For beans: just glue them all over the ring in any design you want. Varnish (optional).

Use rings yourself or present somebody. Handmade is always touching and moving!


Saturday, February 9th, 2008


Craft supplies

2 toilet paper rolls

Kitchen foil

Loaded glue gun

Hole puncher

Craft cord
Hotglue 2 paper rolls together parallel

Wrap it with kitchen foil, making sure that you have enough to wrap inside a little. Feel free to rip it somewhere for fit

Make two holes in the outer sides of your almost-ready binoculars πŸ™‚

Thread a cord through the holes, tie up the ends (please check in advance that you have enough length so your head gets through)

Do you like it? Who is captain today? You did a great job, you deserve some playing! πŸ™‚

Brush rest

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

It’s always a problem when you have brush all in paint and you have to run for… couple seconds? Here is easiest and cheapest solution πŸ™‚


Craft supplies

Toilet paper roll


Acrylic paint, brush


Bend paper roll by length 3 times (all the sides supposed to be around equal πŸ™‚ )

Make 3 “V” shaped cuts on one of the folds

Paint it, let it dry. Ready to use!

Baby crib

Friday, February 8th, 2008


Craft supplies (baby not included! πŸ™‚ )

16 mini craft sticks

Toilet paper roll

Craft knife

Loaded glue gun

Acrylic paint – golden, or any you like more

BrushOptional, for bedding: felt scraps – we used 2.5’x4.5′ white felt for sheet, 1’x4.5′ sky-blue felt for pillow (fold it in threes) and 2’x2.5′ white felt for comforter πŸ™‚


Cut toilet paper roll in half by width

Cut 1 half by length so it’s 3′ by circumference

Glue 1 craft stick on outer edge of ‘crib’ (see picture)


Start gluing inner surface of crib over with craft sticks

Glue one more stick on outer edge from another side (it’s important you do it after you covered inner surface because you want edges of your crib to be nice and neat

Glue ‘X’-es on the butt-ends

Glue cross-pieces over as you see on the picture


Paint it, let it dry


Now, if you want to have your crib bedded… then bed it! πŸ™‚ Make few close splits by sides of the sheet so it’s like fringed πŸ™‚

Put the baby that you have to the crib. If you do not have it, you can mold it with air-dry clay. Serene nights to you!


Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

airplane kitchen towel roll

Craft supplies

1 kitchen towel roll
0.5 white foam sheet
1 styrofoam ball or white pom-pom
White acrylic paint
Craft knife
black marker
stickers – American (or any other!) flags, round faces πŸ™‚
Glue gun and glue stick, or craft glue – optional


Paint kitchen towel roll white
While it dries draw wings on foam sheet and cut it out (you can use our template here)
Make 2 through cuts for wings with craft knife (adult help needed!) and 1 cut for tail
Draw windows and stick faces stickers over there
Pull the wings through the cuts, settle
Insert tail into the tail cut
Put flags stickers on the wings and tail
Insert styrofoam ball or pom-pom into the ‘nose’ (you may want to secure it with glue)
Now you are ready to take off! Where to? πŸ™‚