So I've been saving toilet paper rolls because that is what every good crafting mom does right? I don't know, maybe I'm the only one. It was actually a game between my husband and I to see if I could get one before it went in the trash. Truth be told, it was a social experiment to see if my husband really knows how to throw the rolls in the trash. My answer has to be yes because I was finding fewer rolls to confiscate. His goal I'm sure was to have a less cluttered office, so what's fair is fair.
I saw a cute pin on pinterest where they used toilet paper and paper towel rolls to make different crafts and saw them making snowmen. I figured this would be a great December/January type craft, but alas, it's early November and it has already snowed three times.
This craft was relatively easy to start off with. My son is a super fan of painting. You give him the colors, paint brush and something to paint and he will literally do this for an hour. I'm unsure if he would go past an hour, but after an hour I am weary of his demands to refill his paint supplies so I wrap it up for him.
We probably could have continued on right away with the gluing because the paint was drying pretty quick, but we I gave it about an hour for it to dry before we attempted putting the pieces together. So this is where it got "sticky". I first tried stick glue. This has the potential of actually working if you have a toddler that is patient enough to wait for it to dry. Does anyone else have fights over creative differences with their toddler. No? Just me. Sigh. He is my kid. I guess I only have me to blame for his stubborness.
I gave up with the glue stick and went and grabbed an arsenal of possible uses from my craft area. I went first with the double sided tape. This actually did the trick and worked really well. I had also brought along regular tape, a stapler and as a last resort a hot glue gun. I reserve using the glue gun around my son because he can be very grabby and has no regard for my instructions of not touching something for the sake of not harming himself.
In all, it was a fairly quick and simple craft to do. My son enjoyed the time together making it and despite our creative differences we had a great time making the craft. I'm pretty sure we will be making more in the future because well... snow.