|Little brother was cranky and didn't really want to keep his sheriff's vest on:)|
Now, onto today's post. We had been collecting toilet paper rolls for awhile. I knew I wanted to do something with them, but just not quite sure what. Then one day, I thought it would be fun to paint them, cut them, string them on some jute twine, and make a garland. So, that is what we did!
Yarn, twine, or string. We used jute twine which is thicker than regular twine.
Thanksgiving greeting sign of your choice
First, paint your toilet paper rolls. We chose Thanksgiving colors. Each child painted 2 rolls with paint, and the third they painted with glue, and then rolled in some glitter.
|Glitter fingers, and mommy feet :)|
|Messy glitter hands!|
When the rolls are painted to your satisfaction, let them dry. :)
|All the pretty rolls lined up in a row!|
When your rolls are finished drying, cut them into 1/2 inch circles.
Next, make a little "Give Thanks" or "Thanksgiving" sign to place in the middle of your garland. I found mine online and printed it off. You can search 'Free Thanksgiving Printables' in Google. There is a huge selection to choose from! The one I printed off is actually a free embroidery pattern. If you would like to use this one, you can go HERE and print it off. Thank you Creative Kismet!
Now, measure a length of your string. I measured our front window since that is where we would be hanging the garland. I placed the Give Thanks sign in the middle of the string, and the children began stringing on their painted/glittered circles from either end. There was no rhyme or reason, no pattern, just random stringing.
|Emma helping Elijah string the circles on.|
|Sophia and mommy working together.|