For some reason I just cannot make myself put the toilet paper rolls into the recycling! They just call out to me, save me, re-use me! We have a drawer that is overflowing with them and I am always trying to figure out what to do with them. This past weekend we went to the Green Festival New York and Stella made a person out of one, very cool – other kids made pen/pencil holders from them. I think the possibilities are limited only by imagination! This week we decided to make some fashionable bracelets out of them.
Toilet Paper Roll Bracelets
Toilet paper rolls
Tissue paper, beads, gems, beans, macaroni (whatever you have on hand)
1. Cut the toilet paper roll length wise.
2. Cut the width you would like your bracelet to be. Stella decided she wanted hers the whole thing – she was already preparing for next Halloween, she wants to be an Egyptian princess and they wear large bracelets.
3. Using whatever decorative items you have on hand – let your imagination run wild. We both decided to first cover our bracelet with paper and decoupage glue.
4. Next, for Stella was beads and for me was beans and beads.
They turned out really nice and I am sure if I wore mine most people would not be able to guess that the core was a toilet paper roll!