A quick craft that can be used for many seasons and lessons. Recycle cardboard tubes into teaching tools. I love these cardboard crafts. Toilet tubes, paper towels, gift paper rolls are something we all have in our homes. Instead of tossing, use them to make crafts your toddlers and preschoolers will love. I love to use loose parts and recycled items in the daycare. For this craft get some tubes of different sizes., construction paper, and glue. Cut the tubes to the desired size, cut construction paper to cover tubes, have the school glue or tacky glue for tube and paper. Keep doing the steps with different sizes then glue them all together. I used clothespins to secure them together.Make sets of color. I repeated the process for all these colors, and used the clothespins to secure them.Let sit for a day or overnight. The tacky glue takes a longer time to dry. I used the tacky glue to secure the tubes on each other. The elmers glue was used for the applying the paper to the roll.After the rolls were dried, I created an invitation to play by setting the tubes and some corks for the children to play with. They immediately jumped in and started color sorting. A perfect blend of colors and fine motor skills. Your toddlers will have fun playing with them too. It’s a great way to teach children colors. With practice, your toddlers will soon be differentiating colors like the preschoolers. Have fun making some of these for your little ones – Miss Sue. I love to introduce colors to children from a tender age.
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