Next up in our toilet roll toddler crafts series... Rockets.
After the success of our toilet roll tube butterflies, Matilda wanted to make something especially for Theo. She had a little browse of my pinterest board and decided we should make some spotty versions of Alphamom's confetti rockets. (We left out the confetti this time, but what an awesome idea!)
To make your own flying rockets you will need...
~ toilet roll tubes
~ patterned paper
~ double-sided tape
~ various ribbons
~ Measure you're toilet roll tubes & cut out strips of paper that will completely cover them. Cut a thin strip of a different colour & stick it across the bottom.
~ Cut out a circle of patterned paper slightly larger than your toilet roll tube. Cut a line to the centre, and glue or tape it into a cone shape.
~ Glue or tape your paper onto the tubes.
~ And attach four lengths of ribbon. Ours were about 30-40cm long which seemed to work well.
~ Matilda and Theo adored spinning round and round making the ribbons swirl in all directions.
~ Punch a hole on either side of the tube at the top.
~ Thread a ribbon or string through the holes for hanging or flying around. Make a small hole in the paper cone, and thread through there too. We added a tiny bit of glue and tied a knot in the string to hold the cone in place securely.
~ Voila! Another super duper easy craft project for little ones.
Theo is completely in love with his rockets and didn't even want to go to bed without them! I think we might make a couple more and turn it into a mobile to hang above his bed.
And how cute are these photos of Matilda enjoying them too...
Up next in the series... a super simple toilet roll tube game, and some amazing links to other peoples toilet roll creations.