Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Toddler Tuesday - TP Roll Cars

Max (like most toddlers) absolutely loves craft time. He will happily paint for almost an hour and asks me almost every single day if we can do some painting.

I've been wanting to do a craft project with him that involved painting something other than paper, and when I saw these sweet little cars on Pinterest (thanks Tamara!) I knew it was the perfect project!


The website is in a language that I don't recognise, but the pictures are self explanatory.

Now, before I share mine I just want to put it out there that they're not all perfect like the ones above! This was a true toddler craft and Max helped out every step of the way.


Max painted each of the six tp rolls, and once he was 'done' with each I would go over it and even out the paint. To make it easier for him I put the rolls on a pair of mini kitchen tongs for him. It worked a charm!


While the paint was drying we drew 24 circles on a piece of card and then coloured the wheels in black. And green - max got bored of the black towards the end and went and found a green highlighter. I was worried this part would be tedious for him, but he loved colouring in the circles.






We cut out each of the circles (and I quickly drew and coloured some extra ones to make up for the ones Max hacked apart!). Then it was time to put them together.

I used brads to secure the wheels to the rolls, it was a bit fiddly so I put the TV on to distract Max while I did this part.

Max was started to reach the end of his craft patience by this point so I grabbed some stickers and stuck them on each of the cars and we were done.

 
 



Max loves them! Especially the red ones because they have Elmo stickers on them. It wasn't a quick craft project, but it was lots of fun and Max really enjoyed it.

Do you have any favourite craft projects to do with toddlers? I'm always on the look out for new ideas and would love if you could link to a project you've done in the comments or tell me about a new idea if you haven't done a post about it.

I'll link to each of them next Tuesday when I come back with my next toddler project :)












10 comments

  1. Wow what a great idea!! Think I will have to try this with the kids :)

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    1. Thank you :) Let me know if you do, I would love to hear about it!

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  2. So many uses for the humble toilet roll! Looks like Max is having a ball with his new made toys :)

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    1. I know right Michelle!! He's been proudly showing them off to every one that has come to visit :)

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  3. love these and it looks like Max loved doing it.
    I especially like the pic where Max has the sharpie on the dining table ;)

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    1. He relishes any opportunity to get his hands on a permanent marker. It's like he knows exactly how nervous it makes me!

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  4. Tamsyn, this is a great idea! I'll have to give it a go with Carter! Max is just adorable xx

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    1. Thanks Rhi, I hope Carter loves it as much as Max did xx

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  5. I love that you are doing these posts! I'm sure I'll be looking back on them when Eli is ready! I'm trying to build a pin board of ideas as I go too! I'll have to be sure to add this and make sure I point you to it when I have some other good ones on there. :)

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    1. Thanks Melanie :) You are so organised! Eli is going to have so much fun as he gets older xx

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