The Summer holidays are a great time to get crafting with the kids. There are many hours in the day to while away….. and the kids can easily get bored. So why not check what is in your recycling box and get crafty today? We particularly like to get crafty with LOO ROLLS. They are free. They are “plenty” and above all they are versatile.

I would love to share 5 of our favourite Loo Roll crafts with you today:

First up we have our Loo Roll Zoo inspired by a book we were reading at the time: “Who is Hiding” and perfect for Zoo and imaginative play. This craft also features in our brand new book Red Ted Art, Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids!

One of our earliest crafting with Loo Rolls – our Castle & Men craft. It was great for crafting with my son who was only 3yrs old then. He loved choosing the “outfits” the people would wear and giving them all names. The Castle was an impromptu craft as we decided that the men needed somewhere to go…

One of my personal favourite loo roll crafts are these Crowns for Prince & Princesses – for some reason they are totally underrated, but I think they are just the cutest things ever. They would be brilliant for a Princess Party craft or for a 3 Kings Day celebration.

We love making Marionettes from loo rolls (and have 2 that feature in our book!) Here we have some great birds perfect for Autumn exploring leaf rubbings and leaf prints as you go along!

With the new school year upon us, why not make a great Loo Roll Castle desk tidy! We came up with a great base to help keep “everything” contained and it makes your child’s desk look SOOOO much tidier AND more fun!
What do you think? I hope you never look at a loo roll the same way again.. and that each time you through one away, you stop and think “ooh, what can we make from THIS?”!

Maggy Woodley, is an experience craft blogger and mum of two. She has recently published the very popular kids craft books Red Ted Art, Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids! Which will keep you busy through out all seasons and for many years to come. Maggy writes over at Red Ted Art, Life at The Zoo and Theatre Books and Movies. Red Ted Art is also now being translated for German, Spanish and Russian! So watch this SPACE if any of those languages are your native language!

 

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