Toilet Paper Roll Monsters

6/24/2014

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Craft for Kids — a Modern Mrs.
*Checks another item off the Bucket List.* L and I were inspired by Sunny with a chance of Sprinkles to create Toilet Paper Roll Monsters, and today we tackled the project with great enthusiasm. Sure, Chelsea's daughter is much younger than L, but I just knew L would love this project, and she did! This just goes to show that some projects don't discriminate, so don't be afraid to try a younger-kid-project with your older-kid... You just never know!

For this project, you will need:

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Paint
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Googly Eyes
Aside from the empty toilet paper rolls {which you likely have around, or will in a few days....}, we were able to find all of our materials at Dollar Tree. Actually, I was quite impressed with our Dollar Tree's craft selection! So much so that we will surely be returning for materials for our other projects. We opted for two different packs of paint {one standard and one neon}, so for those, a pack of pipe cleaners, one assorted pack of googly eyes, and a canvas tote to store our supplies, our total came to just $5.00! We also grabbed a pack of washable markers just in case, but wound up not needing them for this project.

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Craft for Kids — a Modern Mrs.
Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Craft for Kids — a Modern Mrs.
We set up our "station" with an old Walmart bag, some paper towels and a cup for the paint brushes, and L went to town. She decided since we were making monsters that she was going to create Sully and Mike from Monsters, Inc., and she even made Celia.

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Craft for Kids — a Modern Mrs.
Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Craft for Kids — a Modern Mrs.
Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Craft for Kids — a Modern Mrs.
We made a total of five "monsters," though we could only put the pipe cleaners in four because the last one {which was decorated with multi-colored polka dots} was still drying when I needed to snap the pictures. After painting we adhered the googly eyes to the rolls, then folded our pipe cleaners in half, twisted to secure them together, and taped them to the inside of the rolls. Chelsea says she just "folded" hers in, but L wanted to make sure they stayed as arranged, so we taped ours. Also, our googly eyes weren't adhesive, so we utilized double-sided tape.

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Craft for Kids — a Modern Mrs.
Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Craft for Kids — a Modern Mrs.
In the end we have Sully, Mike, Celia, and one-that-wasn't-named. L was so happy with how they turned out. She tried making some monster-like faces for her finished product, but couldn't do it without bursting into laughter. It was a lot of fun for both of us, and I'm sure we'll be making more again. Start saving your toilet paper rolls now, friends! And remember, this would make a great rainy-day activity too!

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