Monday, February 14, 2011

Marker Monday - Toilet Paper Tube Jewelry

This winter I've found it hard to keep Yahoo occupied during the day. I like art projects but it's hard to find ones that are suitable for an almost 2 year old. But I was looking through some of my old art teaching stash the other day and found these ideas.

Toilet Paper Tube Bracelets

 Cut tube in strips

Paint the outside with glue. Okay, I helped a little with this.

Cover with glitter, paint, fabric, paper, etc and let dry.
I normally hate glitter but I'm glad we got it out because Yahoo loved it and kept asking for more.

If your little ones hands are too big for these bracelets cut one side and wrap around his/her wrist. Yahoo likes to put these on her ankles too.

Toilet Paper Tube Barrettes

Take the cut strips and cut one side to create a flat strip. Cut the strip into thirds (1 1/2" each) and use a hole punch to add two holes for the hair sticks. I used bamboo skewers I cut into 3" sections and sharpened with a pencil sharpener. You can always change the sizes depending on how much hair your girls have. Yahoo's hair is fairly fine so we kept them small.

For these we kept it simple - painted then added some stickers. I've always loved these kind of hair holders. And with a bit of imagination, and not a toddler who will destroy them, you could create something pretty fancy!

How have your kids stayed busy inside this winter?


  1. I just want to say....THANK YOU!!!! I am always looking for easy craft and fun ideas for my 3 year old. She is going to love this. Thanks again.

  2. This is really great. Keep it up the good going. Really very great blog this has given me all the information that i needed, good for visiting daily it will increase our knowledge. Best luck for future.
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