DIY Bees & Butterflies
Toilet paper tubes can be repurposed for all sorts of crafts and hours of creativity. In this fun activity, take some inspiration from our summer pollinators and make your own DIY bees and butterflies using recycled toilet paper tubes.
Gather Your Supplies:
- Toilet paper tube(s)
- Construction paper or cardstock
- Pipe cleaners
- Stapler (optional)
- Googly eyes, pompoms, sequins, paint, etc., to decorate (optional)
Lay the toilet paper tube at the corner of your paper and mark where it ends. Roll it and the paper until the tube is covered. You’ll want a little overlap. Mark that point and cut the rectangle out.
Put a line of glue along the tube and wrap the paper around it, adding another line of glue to secure the overlap.
Trace the end of a tube onto a piece of paper that will serve as the head. Cut it out and decorate it! Glue it to the toilet paper tube.
Cut out wings and decorate them. Consider adding legs or a stinger, too! Fun fact: Insects have three pairs of legs and usually two pairs of wings. Glue the wings onto the backside of your tube.