This week my 3rd to 6th grade girls at Crafting A Future learned how to make sweet dolls from toilet paper tubes, and the results are so much fun! And of course, just in time for Purim, so most of the girls made tp tube dolls which represent Queen Esther and Mordechai. And in case you're wondering, the perfectly adorable one above, on the right was made by my talented 11 year old daughter, whose skills are also coming in quite handy as far as helping all the little neighbors who knock on our door requesting help with this and that for their Purim costumes!
Toilet paper tube dolls look so wonderful lined up, and could certainly be made for any occasion, or to depict any story. I was originally inspired by some dolls made to represent the family by Lucy over at Attic 24.
- toilet paper tubes
- colored paper
- glue- hot white glue and hot glue, or double sided tape
Explain to your students that one can make figures from toilet paper tubes by wrapping strips of paper and felt around the tube to represent the head and the body. Cut strips that will wrap around the tube with some overlap from glueing, and in the case of the section of felt for the hair make a cut-out from the strip of felt to represent the area which will define the face.
Except for the explanation regarding the hair, I left my students alone to see what they would create without any input from me! And of course we made many more dolls than those pictured here, but photographing everyone's project while also giving them the joy of taking home their creations immediately sometimes means forfeiting a few photos.
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