Tissue paper and tubes make a totally terrific tubular tree.
What You'll Need:
Paper towel tube
Green acrylic paint
Red satin cord, 12 inches
2 sheets green tissue paper
Note: Adult help needed.
- Measure and mark six one-inch rings on a paper towel tube. Help your kids cut them apart using a craft knife. Paint each ring green; let dry.
- Punch a hole in the side of one ring. Push both ends of the satin cord through this hole, and tie the ends together inside the ring to make a loop for hanging.
- Keeping this ring at the top with the loop pointing up, glue all of the rings together in a pyramid shape. (Use clothespins to hold them in place until the glue sets.)
- Cut tissue paper into six 8-inch squares. Crumple each piece into a ball, and stuff one into each section, gluing in place around the edges. Glue sequins all over to decorate.
- Make a six-ring ornament like this one, or add more rows to make a shiny wall hanging for the holidays.
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ABOUT THE CRAFT DESIGNERSThe following crafts were designed by Lisa Lerner and Kersten Hamilton: