Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cardboard Roll Treat Packets

  Do your kids ever save toilet paper rolls "because we might be able to make something with them"? Mine sure do! Most of the time, I sneak them into the garbage when they aren't looking. For the past couple of months, however, we have all been saving any kind of cardboard tube on purpose.

  My son & I had the idea that we could make some kind of treat packet for his classmates at Christmas time. We finally saved enough tubes & this week we got to work! Here's what we came up with.

  I had thought that I may want to do something a little more fancy with a cut out tag attached or something & then had second thoughts. Realistically, these are 7-9 year old kids who likely will just tear it open to get at the candy inside. :) 

  So, we made it look as special as we could without spending too much time on this project.

  Here's what we used:

  1. small bags of candy
  2. toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls cut smaller
  3. pretty Christmas paper
  4. string, yarn, twine, or heavy thread
  I hope I'm not insulting your intelligence by describing this for you, since it was so simple. 

  We started by stuffing the bags of candy into the rolls.

  Next, cut your paper into strips & adhere around the roll.

  Lastly, loop the string around the tube several times & tie in a knot.

  If your kids are in my son's class, please don't spoil the surprise, k? It was pretty easy & my little guy is excited to have treats that he helped make.

  Are you making something for your kid's friends? What do you have planned? I'd love to know about it. Please leave me a link & I'll come check out your projects.

Enjoy your day!
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  1. Very cute and pretty idea!


  2. That's adorable!  And too sweet that he helped make them...those are the best kind of crafts.  They look great, and I'm sure the kids will love them.  Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  3. christmas crackers as one of my good friends from old britian would say provide lots of fun come see what I shared at

  4. I love this idea! What a great way to upcycle tubes.

    Please link this post to my Christmas Traditions link up in the craft section! It starts today!

  5. such a cute idea for TP rolls!!  I need to try this! Please come to the party and link this up!!!

    hope to see you there! -Rachel 

  6. Very cute, what a great idea!!

  7. I used to do this when we had "secret santas" at school. I'd take the gift paper you put in gift bags and wrap the entire thing with it, tie the ends on both sides and cut the excess wrap paper; it'd look candies : 3 I'd place them inside the gift bag with whatever it'd be I got the person : ) 


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