Cardboard Cuties

We don’t know about you, but we go through a lot of toilet paper and paper towels in our households.  Our kiddos love to turn the cardboard tubes into binoculars and telescopes.  But, with the help of Mary’s 3 year old, we found a new way to repurpose them before sending them to the recycle bin.


  • cardboard tubes of varying sizes
  • discarded (kid-friendly) magazines
  • scissors
  • glue, glue sticks, and/or tape
  • chenilles, googly eyes, pom-poms, and any other crafty item you have handy


Have your child pick out various items from the magazines to “dress” his cardboard tube.  He will need a face, shirt, pants, etc.  You may need to assist with the cutting if your kiddo isn’t too savvy with scissors.  Then just glue the items onto the tube.  Adorn with any other crafty items.  There are really no rules with this project.  Just have fun!

The puppet show inspired by Gavin’s creation was hysterical!

Evie’s mom and daughter duo inspire a dance party.

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