Thursday, October 7, 2010

Recycled Favor Boxes

With Halloween right around the corner, we're on the look-out for fun and spooky crafts to do with the kids. As we've shown before, the cardboard tubes that are in toilet paper rolls are great for crafting! Instead of wall art, we are making favor boxes (We actually came across this idea last year, but never got around to making them). The best part is that all the supplies we needed were ones we could find around the house!

What You Need:
  • cardboard toilet paper tubes
  • acrylic paint
  • glue
  • construction paper, glitter, sequins, pipe cleaners...anything thing you might like to use to decorate your boxes with!
First, the kids painted the tubes, making sure to cover them evenly and completely.

Using construction paper, glitter, glue, sequins and googly eyes, they turned the cardboard tubes into a cat, pumpkin and ghost!

Then fill your tubes with tasty treats, fold the ends, and get ready to party! We are thinking of using these at our family Halloween party, but think they would also be fun to pass out as classroom treats!
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19 comments:

  1. KA-YOOT!!! Y'all are jusr awesome!!

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  2. SO CUTE!
    Jama

    morethanclothing.blogspot.com

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  3. These are great! I've been saving toilet paper rolls for a while so I can use them as favors too :)

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  4. really cool! I'm excited to make these!

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  5. I am on board. We have been saving the rolls since August! Plenty here for classroom treats.

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  6. These are so cute! You should enter them in the contest White Cloud is having for things to do with toilet paper rolls! I got an e-mail about it yesterday... here's the link: http://www.mywhitecloud.com/imagination/Default.aspx

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  7. Oh how cute! Come link up at terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  8. YES! I love this. My daughter and her friends were looking for something to do for Halloween. They're 19, but they want to take their projects to the local homeless shelter so the kids there have Halloween treats too - so these are just too cute, easy, and thrifty! LOVE IT!

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  9. These are the cutest! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages Party!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/10/pretty-packages-party-3.html
    smiles!

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  10. Wow! This is fantastic! I hope you'll come link it up to my Halloween party this weekend. www.whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com. It would be such a great addition! It looks wonderful!

    Krista

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  11. Hi there! I'm your newest follower. I found you on the Friday link up. Lovely blog:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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  12. Hello :) I used adapted this idea to offer a birthday present. I posted the results on my blog - http://boladepensamento.blogspot.com/2010/10/lacinho-embrulhado.html If you're interested, come and check it out. I mentioned this post and linked it :) Thank your for the idea.

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  13. Very creative!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  14. I like this idea! I also saw a non-halloween version over at Skip to My Lou.
    http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/08/31/recycled-pillow-box-favors/

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  15. such a great idea!!! i knew i was saving those rolls for something... thanks for joining us at a crafty soiree... can't wait to see what you share tomorrow!
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  16. Love this idea. I always have tons of toilet paper rolls to recycle and can never think of anything to do with them! So clever!

    Tashia @ http://homeispiredbliss.blogspot.com

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  17. How clever, I can't believe those were once TP rolls! Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

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  18. Onother one good idea to use TP rolls.Thanks a lot. I'll try to do them with my pupils and I am sure they'll like it.

    Jola

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