This craft was not quite as kid-friendly as the other two with the actual making of it, but the end result was a big winner with my 2-year old!!
What you'll need:
- Toilet paper roll
- Green paint
- Green chenille stems
- Hole punch
Once it's dried all the way, bend the roll into the shape of a heart.
Use your scissors to cut slices a little less than an inch wide. This is somewhat difficult, so definitely not a task for little kids.
Use your hole punch to make a hole very close to the bottom tip of the heart. The original instructions say that, but I actually made a hole punch on each side of the bottom tip. With just one hole, it was too flimsy.
Oh, and I use the phrase "hole punch" very freely. I don't have a single hole punch, just a three-hole, so I used the sharp end of scissors to make my holes. :)
Thread a chenille stem through the holes on all four hearts. I had neon green pipe cleaners, so that's what I used. Turn the end of the stem and twist it to the stem tightly. Fold the tip over since it's so sharp.
This was Bri's face when I showed her the finished product.
Wand in action:
I walked around the house pointing to green things and saying, "Poof! Now it's green!" She would cackle and say, "But it's already green!!" She soon began "poof-ing" things as well. She thought it was hilarious.