Today I’m showing you a Christmas DIY with toilet paper rolls. It is a relatively easy manual activity that you can offer to children from 6 years old.
Interest: development of fine motor skills
Materials: paper, ruler, scissors, black marker, a roll of toilet paper, and glue.
Age range: from 6 years old
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Step 1: Start by cutting out a sheet of dark red paper that completely covers the toilet paper roll (just use your roll to define its size). Then take a sheet of lighter red paper and cut out two legs and a hood as shown. Also, cut out two small ovals and a string for the hood in the white paper. Stick the white string on Santa’s hood!
Step 2: Draw parallel lines with a black marker and a ruler on the piece of red paper that will cover the entire roll of toilet paper.
Step 3: Now draw a few vertical lines with a ruler between the lines, as shown below. This will make your sheet look like a red brick wall.
Step 4: Stick the “brick wall” on the toilet paper roll.
Step 5: Tuck (and glue) the excess paper inside the roll.
Step 6: Use the black marker to color the shoes.
Step 7: Glue the small white ovals you cut out above the shoes and then glue the legs inside the toilet paper roll.
Step 8: glue the hood on the front! It’s over!
This Christmas DIY with toilet paper rolls can be modified to create a Santa Claus head sticking out of the chimney, as you can see above. Do not hesitate to create several to decorate the shelves of your house at Christmas!
You can also change the colors and create a Grinch, as below: