thoughts, tales, tips and tricks of a wife, pseudo stay-at-home mom, arts and crafts enthusiast, dog lover and a martha stewart wannabe
Monday, September 5, 2011
toilet paper craft: pretend canned food
this craft idea is a result of my current obsesion. if you have been following me these past few days you probably know that i have been obsessed lately with toddler sized miniature food for my little guy's kitchen pantry (maqui, this is partly your fault! hahaha!). that reminds me, i'll be posting some of my miniature food finds soon. in the mean time, here's a really fun project that you could do with toilet paper rolls. ENJOY!
toilet paper roll
canned food label
cardboard (or an empty soap box, etc..)
note: this project works best when using the labels from smaller cans (you can use earth's best baby food labels!). the larger ones won't look good unless you use rolls with a larger diameter. however, you can also just cut out pictures of canned food from grocery cataloges or magazines OR you can download and print your labels this site(and thistoo!).
step 1: cut toilet paper to length that matches height of food label
step 2: make 2 tracings of the ends of the toilet paper tube
step 3: use tracing as a guide and cut a circle about 1 cm larger
step 4: make several vertcal cuts perpendicular to the circle and fold inward
step 5: glue folded part onto the inner ends of the toiler paper tube
step 6: repeat steps 1-5 on the other end of the tube
step 7: cover tops and bottom ends of the "can" with duct tape
step 8: wrap food label around
step 9: with a marker draw "pull-open tab" and concentric rings on top
this craft project would have kept me up all night had i not ran out of canned food to peel the labels from. hubby would now have to guess the contents of our label-less cans!