Recyclables make perfect craft materials. For one, they are free and you just cannot beat that. The other thing is that they are always readily available. I have a huge bin filled with egg cartons and assorted cardboard tubes that I save. I had collected so many tubes, that I had to make something with them.
With Halloween nearing, I had just the haunting craft in mind.
For this craft you will need:
A paper towel roll
Two toilet paper rolls
Black acrylic paint
Yellow acrylic paint
Black heavy stock paper
Gold or silver marker
Tacky glue or a low temp glue gun (Always use caution when operating a glue gun.)
Cut the top of the paper towel roll to form a peak. Cut out a door flap and windows throughout. Cut the toilet paper rolls at a slight slant. The slants will be at the bottom so that the toilet paper tubes will slant away from the paper towel roll when placed around it.
Paint the outside of the tubes in black and then paint the inside in yellow. Let the paint dry.
Glue the two toilet paper tubes to the sides of the paper towel roll.
Cut two triangles & two rectangles out of the black paper. Use a marker to make roof shingles on each paper. Glue the two triangles together at the top of the paper towel roll and then add the rectangles.
Cut a small piece of white yarn and unravel it. Pull the threads from the yarn and string along the roof tops to make cobwebs.
My daughter loved her new haunted house and used it as a play area for her Shopkins.
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