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Yarn Wrapped Cat in the Hat Hat

If you are a Dr. Seuss fan like we are, you may be looking for a fun and easy craft to celebrate his upcoming birthday. When you think of Dr. Seuss, what is the first thing that you usually think of. I almost always immediately think of the Cat in the Hat.

 Toilet paper tube Dr. Seuss headband hat. Recycle cardboard rolls wrap with yarn for an easy Cat in the Hat inspired arts and craft project for the kids. A great fine motor activity as well.

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My daughter loves that mischievous cat and all thing Dr. Seuss, so I thought that this simple yarn wrapped Cat in the Hat inspired hat would be perfect.

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Cardboard Tube Lanterns

The Lunar New Year is just a couple of weeks away. Last week, we shared with you our paper plate hand fans. If you enjoyed those, you might want to try this simple idea as well.   If you have an old cardboard tube and some paint kicking around, you can make one today to welcome in the Year of the Rooster.

Toilet paper roll Chinese Lanterns for the Lunar New Year or Tet. USe recyclable cardboard tubes for this pretty arts and crafts project for kids.

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Cut an old paper towel tube into thirds or use a single toilet paper tube. Paint the inside of the tube and the outside in the color or colors of your choice and let dry. Paint or use markers to make a design for your lantern. We used Sharpies to draw simple branches with flowers. Let the paint and/or markers dry completely before going to the next step.

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Cardboard Tube Haunted House

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.

Paper towel roll and toilet paper tube haunted house craft. Cardboard tubes arts & crafts - spooky Halloween project for kids.

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Toilet Paper Tube Scarecrows

We began a little fall decorating this weekend. We bought a bale of hay to use both for a fun sensory bin for my daughter & to pretty up our front yard for the season.

Toilet Paper / paper towel roll scarecrows - the tubes make great finger puppets for a fun craft or pretend play. autumn & Halloween arts & crafts for kids

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We placed our hay in our front yard in anticipation of going to a local farm over the weekend for scarecrow making & pumpkin and gourd picking. I told my daughter that we were going to place scarecrows on our bale of hay. She told me that she wanted to make a girl scarecrow and a mama scarecrow. All of the scarecrow talk had me inspired to start making some scarecrows right now.

Cardboard Tube Scarecrows

What you will need:

Cardboard Tube

Acrylic Paint

Egg Carton Sections

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Foam Sheets

Yarn

Buttons

Markers

Low Temp Glue Gun (Use caution when operating any glue gun.)

 

Directions:

Poke a slit on either end of your cardboard roll about 1/3 of the way down. Make it large enough so that the craft stick can slide through.

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Take the stick back out & paint the stick in whatever color you will want your scarecrow’s shirt to be.  Paint about a 1/4 of the tube in a flesh tone. Then paint half of the remainder in the shirt color & then the other half in the pant color. Let the paint dry.

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Paint an egg carton section in whatever color that you want the hat to be & then cut out a wavy circle. Let the paint dry.

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Glue the egg carton piece to the center of the foam shape.

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Crumple up the foam a little so that it has a more natural hat feel.

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Glue strands of yarn to the ends of the craft stick.

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Glue a few strands of yarn over the top of the flesh toned area on the tube & then glue the hat on.

Glue more strands under the head & then glue on buttons. Draw a face on the scarecrow with magic markers.

The tubes fit perfectly over a couple of fingers to make fun puppets.

Toilet Paper / paper towel roll scarecrows - the tubes make great finger puppets for a fun craft or pretend play. autumn & Halloween arts & crafts for kids

We made a mama scarecrow & a little girl one just as my daughter wanted. She had a ton of fun playing with these. These made a wonderful addition to her already amazing imagination for pretend play.

Toilet Paper / paper towel roll scarecrows - the tubes make great finger puppets for a fun craft or pretend play. autumn & Halloween arts & crafts for kids

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Homemade Fashion Plate Crayon Rubs

Last year on Valentine’s Day, I made homemade crayon rubs inspired by a gift that my daughter had received.  We had a lot of success with our DIY crayon rubs from last year and wanted to try them again. I don’t know how many of you used to play with,  fashion plates(affiliate link) as a child, but they were a favorite of mine.  I thought this would be a fun idea for my little girl.Remember Fashion Plates from when you were a little kids? DIY fashion plate crayon rubs . Quick and easy to make & tons of fun. Arts & crafts and activities for kids.

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Do you remember Fashion Plates from when you were a kids. Make these easy to make crayon rubs using cardboard and a glue gun. Printable templates are available as well. Use this to make shapes, letters or any designs. Kid's arts and crafts and activities.

All you need to make these are cardboard,  pencil and a low temp glue gun. We have also included printable templates for your convenience. If you choose to use the templates, you will also need scissors and a glue stick.

Crayon Rub Templates

Cut the cardboard into 3X3 squares. Lightly draw in simple clothing designs or print and cut out our printable templates and use a glue stick to glue them on to the cardboard. Use a glue gun to trace your drawings.

Remember Fashion Plates from when you were a little kids? DIY fashion plate crayon rubs . Quick and easy to make & tons of fun. Arts & crafts and activities for kids.

Place a top and bottom clothing section under a piece of paper and use different colored crayons and rub them over the cardboard pieces until images appear.

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Mix and match your pieces to create different outfits. Try this method to make shapes, letters, or any other designs. They are so simple to make and a lot of fun to play with.

Remember Fashion Plates from when you were a little kids? DIY fashion plate crayon rubs . Quick and easy to make & tons of fun. Arts & crafts and activities for kids.

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