Toilet paper tubes always seemed like a good recyclable material for arts and crafts... until I collected enough and realized I didn't really have a concrete idea of what to do with them yet. So I ended up throwing a couple of them in the trash before I came up with this haha!
I figured Audrey and I could make it a stand for something that we would make, like an animal. So when she requested that we make a lion for arts and crafts one afternoon, I wasted no time getting the tubes ready! (alas! I can put them to good use!)
Check out our project below:
|We had 3 pieces of toilet paper tubes to use for our lion, plus glue and colored construction paper. |
Don't forget to bring out your pencil, markers and scissors too!
|The lion on Natalie's (formerly Audrey's) gym mat served |
as the inspiration for our lion's "look" :)
|We haven't even begun and Audrey found another use for these toilet paper tubes already! haha! :P|
She wore them on her arms until it was time to wrap them up to use as the lion's body or stand.
So here are the steps in making the Toilet Paper Tube Lion:
|Now you can stick the tube behind the lion's hair with tape!|
|The finished product! The lion on a toilet paper tube stand (its body)|
with torn paper bushes stuck to toilet paper tubes as well!
So this is where those apple green pieces of paper went! :)
(abstract bushes for that jungle feel)
|Audrey with her "pet" lion hehe!|
|After the Lion Behind the Bushes setup, Audrey shifted to playing|
'picnic', hence the fake drinking in the background :)