I got this idea from a friend who posted pictures of ones she'd done with her kids on Facebook. Thanks! We miss you!
This was super easy to do and Miss M loved it! Unfortunately I don't have step by step pictures because Mr. C was being really cranky and my extra 3 mom arms were busy keeping him away from the craft glue. BUT that should tell you something of how easy it was to do. I only needed 2 real arms to do it :)
These are Toilet Paper Jack o' Lanterns and Monsters!
Colored tissue paper
Felt or Construction Paper cut into shapes for faces
Rolls of Toilet Paper (One for each craft)
1. Take your tissue paper and lay it out on a flat surface.
2. Place your full roll of toilet paper in the middle of the tissue paper.
3. Pull up the edges of the tissue paper and stuff them into the center of the toilet paper roll. (Miss M really liked this part!)
4. Make sure the tissue paper is in there nice and tight. Glue or tape down in bits that you think might pop out.
5. Pick a spot you want to put the face and using just a small amount of glue, stick the face pieces to the tissue paper. (If you want something nice and cute do it yourself, if you want something messy and cute let your toddler/preschooler pick out where the face pieces should go!)
6. Roll the end of pipe cleaner for vines and help your child poke them into the middle of the roll. If the tissue paper is too thick use a pencil to poke a hole. Miss M really wanted to use pipe cleaners to make hair for the monster but we didn't have time!
Miss M was so excited about these it took a lot of convincing to get her to give them back before her little brother got a hold of them!
With little ones everything is a learning opportunity. We talked about colors and shapes when putting on the faces and I let her help me squeeze a little glue out. Remember "A dot, a dot, a dot will do! Anymore is too much glue!" :D
Hope you have as much fun doing this with your little one as I did!