Simple Craft for Kids — Cardboard Tube Construction Set


It’s that time of year when many of us have leftover wrapping paper tubes just waiting to be repurposed in some fun crafty way! Here’s an inspiring idea to reuse empty cardboard tubes for a simple craft for kids that’s sure to keep them entertained for a good long while. Yay for simple and fun activities!!

Simple Craft for Kids -- Cardboard Tube Construction Set

First, gather any empty cardboard tubes you already have on-hand. Empty paper towel tube and wrapping paper tubes work best for this. Next, invite the kids over to paint or decorate the cardboard tubes however they would like! My kids absolutely love to paint, so this was a huge hit with them!

Simple Craft for Kids -- Cardboard Tube Construction Set

Allow the paint to dry completely, then cut the tubes into various lengths, and cut slits into each end of the tube. Use colored card stock paper for walls, and invite the kids to build their own magical play spaces for their stuffed animal friends!!

Simple Craft for Kids -- Cardboard Tube Construction Set

I love that this project introduces kids to the concepts of form and balance, all while reusing empty cardboard tubes! Simple, frugal, and great for inspiring plenty of creative play fun!!

Simple Craft for Kids -- Cardboard Tube Construction Set

Have fun!!

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Comments

  1. Dear Valerie,

    That donkey has seen things.

    Love,
    Mark

  2. I love that you painted them – so colorful and fun!

  3. We’ll be doing this soon, thanks to you! Great idea, love the “fancy” ones in the last picture as well. Keep up the good work!

  4. This is a beautiful and simple craft! Thank you so much for documenting and sharing this!
    We are looking forward to do it with some craft and tea activities we have planned coming up!

    Many Blessings,
    Caitlyn
    Wisdom Nectar Tea
    Share Tea, Be Happy!
    http://www.wisdomnectartea.com

  5. Hola! Me encanta tu blog! He enlazado esta idea en mi blog, para poder compartirla con mis seguidores. Espero que te guste mi blog! http://www.encasaconmama.blogspot.com Y si prefieres que quite el enlace me avisas. Gracias!! Saludos desde Argentina!

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