Even though parents find kazoos to be slightly obnoxious, kids love them. Instead of spending money on the dinky kazoos that will break the moment you get home, you can make your own with cardboard rolls! All you need are the rolls, wax paper and a rubber band. Affix the wax paper to one end of the roll with a rubber band, then poke a few holes in the roll. All done! You can even take it a step further by adding some color for an extra fancy kazoo.
BuggyandBuddy.com has the complete tutorial so get moving on over there!
11. Festive Utensil Sleeve
These are so adorable, and don’t have to be confined just to Christmas. You are basically using the same method as your pillow box by flattening the toilet paper tube, then simply using squares and circles to form a Santa coat. If you love this idea, you can use brightly colored paper to represent other holidays as well!
If you want to find out how you can make art from other items in your home, then you have to check out RecycleArt.org!
Who doesn’t love a good noise maker? No kid that I know! These are awesome toys for young kids, and you probably have everything you need at home already. Gather up toilet paper rolls, sturdy tape, caps from juice or milk and noisy items like beans and rice. Tape one cap on and then pour in your goodies before taping the other cap on.
Check out TheCraftTrain.com for a step by step tutorial that will get your kids making noise in no time!