Give Kids A Fun, Fashionable Recycling Lesson With An Old Paper Towel Roll!

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

I love working on meditative crafts like knitting and crochet, but I’m also always on the lookout for simple crafts that don’t require so much dexterity.

Though I don’t have any kids of my own, I am almost always hunting for new, kid-friendly crafts to add to my arsenal of babysitting tricks!

While I personally love meditative (and somewhat complex) crafts like knitting and crochet, the years I’ve spent watching various siblings, cousins, and friends’ kids have taught me one thing: you will be babysitter of the year if you come equipped with a cool new project that they haven’t seen before.

So far I’ve pretty much exhausted beading, paper cutouts, and even this cool handprint placemat that can be repurposed for any time of the year.

That said, I think my new favorite project is a winner!

This craft calls for empty paper towel rolls and scrap yarn, and is perfect for little hands. Make sure that an adult supervises and assists with using the hot-glue gun at the beginning and the end; this is a great project for grown-ups and kids to work on together!

Check out how it’s done in the video below, and don’t forget to SHARE with anyone who would love to enter the Babysitter Hall of Fame with this awesome craft!

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