If there is one item in our household we recycle a lot of it is the toilet roll. And because my children are partial to leaving the empty roll in the toilet, I collect them and place them in the craft box as an item that can be used for future projects. Ideally, I would prefer my girls to dispose of the toilet roll and sometimes they do, but the ones I do rescue are reused in a craft.
Today’s craft is one of those projects. It’s an ideal Christmas craft for little hands because it allows them to paint and glue which is essentially a kids’ dream.
Adult help will be needed to cut the toilet roll to act like a spring, but that’s the only difficult part of the craft. Well that and waiting for each coat of paint to dry.
- Toilet Rolls
- Green Paint
- Yellow Paper & Star Cookie Cutter to make star
1. Paint the outside and inside of the toilet roll green. We did two coats outside of the roll and one on the inside.
2. Cut the roll from one end to the other to create a spring. Don’t worry if the cuts are rough. This can represent the foliage of a real tree.
3. Trace around the cookie cutter star and cut out the star to attach to the top of the tree. Glue the sequins to act as baubles.
4. Your Christmas trees are ready for display.