Empty toilet paper tubes can be used to make myriad objects, including contemporary toys that children enjoy: Angry Birds.
Supplies needed are colored paper (cut to 4″ x 8 1/2″), scissors, markers, ruler, hole punch, rubber bands, empty toilet paper tubes, and an adhesive. Tacky glue or rubber cement work well.
Step 1: Wrap the tube in the colored paper and glue it in place. I use rubber bands to hold it while it dries.
Step 2: Cut out beaks and plumage patterns. Beaks can simply be mismatched triangles.
Step 3: Punch out holes from white paper to make eyes (or use googly eyes).
Step 4: Glue the face pieces into place and use markers to draw on eyebrows and add pupils to the eyes. Use rubber bands to hold all the pieces in place while the adhesive dries. (I find that rubber cement works best and easily comes off the rubber bands without tearing the paper.)
Step 5: Attach/glue the plumage to the inside of the tube so that it is centered over the face.
Step 6: Watch children’s faces light up with delight with their new toys! Marsha Lane