A re-imaging of paper rolls, these are some props for pretend play for Spring Break. We went with a plant scene and a castle to go with some fairies we got in the mail. Materials Paper rolls Paint Paint brushes Smock Craft tray Permanent markers (Optional) Felt Scissors Fabric scissors Chenille sticks Beads Glue or stapler Small toys Directions Cut your paper rolls into the shape that you like. We cut petals into one side of some of the rolls to make flowers and cut squares into the tops of the others to make the tops of the castle. We cut some slits in the bottoms so we could stack them. We also experimented with doing this after the paint dried and both techniques worked well. Don your smock. Paint your rolls the colours you would like. This might take a few sessions if you go with a few colours or a layering of colours. Allow to dry overnight. Draw any details you may like with marker (For example you could have drawn brick lines for the castle in our case.) We then glued (or a stapler is a quick method) on a few details with chenille sticks and beads and made a base out of felt- leaves for the flowers and a moat for the castle. We twisted the chenille sticks around a pencil to make them look like curly vines. Once your glue is dry, set up your scene and have a ball! Purpose Re-cycling items Making props for play Safety Notes Use scissors with care & supervision. Follow product directions. Beads can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of reach from children 0-3 or those that tend to put things into their mouths. A glue gun (if you go with that option) should be used by an adult or depending on your age and abilities, with direct adult supervision. Exercise care with a stapler. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.