There’s nothing more exciting than an easy toilet paper roll craft.
Why? Because we ALWAYS have empty paper rolls lying around the house, so they’re an easy craft material to grab. Paper tubes are not only great for making adorable binoculars and ornaments, but you can recycle them when you’re done crafting. And, we love that here at Happily Ever Mom! But, my guess is that you won’t be recycling these anytime soon, especially if you have a Frozen fan under your roof…
Whether you love the movie or you’ve had enough, these snowflake bracelets can be used in so many different ways. But, for my daughter, she calls them her Anna and Elsa bracelets. I’ve never heard “Let it Go” sung any louder than after we made these…
It’s amazing how a simple craft can inspire play!
Materials for Snowflake Toilet Paper Roll Craft
- Paper Tube (Toilet paper roll or paper towel roll)
- Glitter (optional)
How to Make a Snowflake Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Start by folding your paper tube into fourths the long way (like a hot dog bun, not a hamburger bun).
Then, cut a section from the top (in the direction of a hamburger bun) that will be your bracelet – about 1-2 inches wide.
Since you already folded it into fourths (see how tiny it looks in the picture above??), you can cut small shapes into the creases of the folds to make your snowflake.
When you unroll it, the paper tube should still be connected as a small circle with a snowflake pattern cut out (see middle picture above).
This isn’t big enough to fit a wrist, so cut downward along one of the folds to make a long strip.
This is the beginning of your bracelet – woot!
Let kids paint with whatever color they choose and have them add glitter, too.
Punch small holes into the ends of the strip (on both sides) and tie a string from one end to the other – this will curl the strip back into a circle to make a bracelet.
Tie off and wear!
Tip: Make sure to make the string long enough so that your child’s hand can fit through the bracelet!
You can see how the string will connect the two ends and form a bracelet in the picture above.
Make these for friends or use a whole roll to make a snowflake sleeve.
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