This is the simplest craft that you can do with your kids.
Toilet paper Rolls (as many as you want to make)
dried beans, nuts or seeds
Step 1 - Trace a circle of the bottom of the Toilet paper roll (you need to do 2 per toilet paper roll)
Step 2 - Cut out the circles
Step 3 - Place circle on one end of the toilet paper roll and tape the white paper to the toilet paper roll.
Step 4 - Place small beads, dried nuts or seeds into the toilet paper roll and then place the circle on the toilet paper roll hole so you have a shaker. Tape the circle to the toilet paper roll (warning if you have small children be generous with the tape because they could take off the tape then you have a big mess all over the place)
Step 5 - Measure your toilet paper roll against your white paper and cut the paper to the size of the toilet paper roll.
Step 6 - Tape the white paper to the Toilet paper roll.
Step 7 - Decorate the white paper so it looks like a snowman. (You could add black paper to the top to make a top hat, googly eyes, black dot stickers for the coal smile or just let the kids decorate the snowman with markers.
Step 8 - I taped the white paper so that way I felt that the beans would not fall out of the shakers.
Step 9 - My boys wanted to put pom poms on top of their shakers so I let them. Just be careful to let it dry.
Step 10 - Let your kids play with their shakers and have a blast!
Your toilet paper rolls
Drawing your circles
Little N's finished product
My finished snowman shaker.
Originally I was going to have the boys make 2 shakers each. But by the time they had made their first shaker they were done with trying to make the shakers. Little M still is at the scribbling stage so with his snowman we had scribble markers all over his shaker but he had fun and enjoyed making his shaker. Little N didn't get that it was just the face that we were making on the snowman so he made a whole scene with the snowman's body and people around the snowman. It was very cute. Little H took my shaker and had fun both tasting the shaker and shaking it.
Our Scripture verse for today was - Luke 2:14 – Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.