No, that isn't my original doll. I decided to make one to show you an example of what it was like. I think my grandchildren will get a kick out of it. Click on the pictures for a description of what I did.
There are a ton of other educational ideas that you could incorporated toilet paper roll crafts into. I thought I would share a few of my favorites in the hopes that they will help you come up with ideas to do with your kids during this time at home.
- Go to this blog for an awesome constellation activity using a paper towel tube!
History- My granddaughter recently did a report on Harriet Tubman. Creating a historical figure could be a great idea to use these TP tubes for! But you don't have to stick to just human figures. How about making a ship or a space shuttle. Or, build a fort or castle!
Pre-school and Kindergarten- For really young kids, use the tubes to drop pom poms through and count them. Then, as they learn to recognize numbers, number the tubes and have them drop that many pom poms or balls inside them. You can also do this for color recognition. Of course, the binoculars and telescope are perfect for this age.
Stem-If you have multiple tubes, your little engineer could create a marble maze. Or, like my brother and I used to do when we were young, we would create miniature mini-golf courses that we played with marbles! We came up with some great obstacles and courses that kept us busy most of the day.