Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Trees

This was a really easy way to make a cute Christmas craft.   All you need is a toilet paper roll, paint, and scissors.
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree from Reading Confetti

1. Paint/decorate your cardboard tube and let it dry before you cut it.  If you try to paint it after you've cut it, the cardboard will lose its shape.
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree from Reading Confetti

2.  Cut a wide spiral up your toilet paper roll.
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree from Reading Confetti

It doesn't have to be perfect.
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree from Reading Confetti

3.  Now cut the spiral in half again so you have two pieces.
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree from Reading Confetti

4.  Bend each piece into a spiral shape.  It's best to have the flat end at the bottom of each piece.
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree from Reading Confetti

Wasn't that easy?   We also added some stars on the top of our trees.
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree from Reading Confetti

Our Book:
Christmas Tree Farm by Ann Purmell This book describes what happens at a Christmas tree farm.  Not just during the holidays, but all year long.  The narrator is the owner's grandson and he helps plant seedlings, trim trees, and haul the freshly cut trees.  I didn't know if my preschoolers would be interested in it because they've never actually been to a tree farm (we're a fake tree family), but they really enjoyed the story.
 
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8 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I love crafts that are this easy.

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  2. These are adorable! Love TP Roll crafts!!

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  3. Super simple, but very cute. I've pinned them to save them for next year!

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  4. Very cute Christmas tree craft, and the story sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing with The Children's Bookshelf!

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  5. Very clever! Thanks for linking up to The Children's Bookshelf.

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  6. How do you get them to stay up so nicely and not be all squashed and bent?

    I'll have to check if my library can bring that book in... I love it when books help explain to kids random little details of life.

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    1. The cardboard is thick enough to hold up by itself. You can see the one in the middle has a bunch of creases because my daughter played with it and scrunched it up but I was able to bend it back.

      It's a cute book! Hope you find it!

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  7. What a fantastic idea - I am going to pin these to my Christmas toilet roll holder craft board.

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