paper tube

In honor of earth day this month, I thought it appropriate to share one of our family’s favorite TED talk videos: How to use one paper towel. The concept and talk comes from Joe Smith, a man on a mission to help reduce the use of paper towels we use in the bathroom. I have […]

We love stamping with paper tubes, they make very kid-friendly painting materials. And now we’re stamping up a paper tube storm for the holiday season with festive triangle trees. Stamp your trees onto folded cards for a fun DIY gift to give to neighbors and friends this holiday season. Supplies for Paper Tube Holiday Tree […]

Last month my kids and I had so much fun making paper roll cuff bracelets that we decided to make some more this weekend! We made all sorts of patterns in the cardboard with a very simple tool: a hole puncher!  These can be painted any color but we chose silver for a metallic look. […]

Happy Earth Day, everyone! I’m happy to share a few things to celebrate. First up, we’ve got our winner for our Earth Day DIY with Consumer Crafts, an M&T sponsor, and the giveaway for $250! Congrats to #4044 Ellen T! We’ll email you for details. You’re going to be all stocked up on craft supplies! Be […]

More paper tube stamping coming your way just in time for spring! These spring flower shapes are just what we need to help get through these April showers, of which I’ve been seeing plenty of up here in the Pacific NorthWET! These flowers are brightening up the place and reminding me May flowers are on […]

We’re back with another video for our Kids in the Craft Room series. My daughter is sharing her idea for a Yarn Paper Tube Owl. It’s a perfect activity for a children’s craft room, helping to celebrate spring! Supplies for Yarn Paper Tube Owl: paper tube yarn – any color glue dots or tape crayons […]

I bet you can guess what we’re stamping for St. Patrick’s Day! Yep, rainbows and shamrocks. We’ve got our paper tube stamp supplies out once again and we’re ready to go. Let’s get stamping! Supplies for Rainbow and Shamrock Paper Tube Stamps: paint in rainbow colors paper towel tube scissors paper paper plate To Make […]

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, can you feel the love? I can! And I’m planning to give a little love to a few of my friends for Valentines. I’ve been a little obsessed with crochet lately, if you haven’t seen on my instagram, and I’m gifting some of my scarf creations. Which there […]

Paper Tube Snowflake Stamps

by Marie on January 7, 2013

We are continuing our paper tube stamping series with something fun for winter: snowflakes. We’re cutting the bottoms of our paper tubes into strips to create a few snowflake-shaped stamps. For a quick refresher, here’s our other shapes we’ve been crafting and stamping with paper tubes: 1. hearts 2. snowman 3. apples 4. pumpkins Supplies for Snowflake […]

Paper Tube Pumpkin Stamps

by Marie on October 31, 2012

We stamped these pumpkin cards with a bent paper tube, just like our paper tube apple stamps. Simply use orange paint! It makes a perfect decoration for fall! Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween!

Paper Tube Apple Stamps for Fall

by Marie on September 14, 2012

You know us and paper tubes, they are one of my favorite recycled craft supplies. We’ve stamped with them before and our snowman prints and heart shapes. Today we’re making a few fun apple stamps for fall. And I bet you can guess what’s in store for next month ;) This was such a fun […]

Paper Tube Stamped Snowman

by Marie on January 9, 2012

I love working with paper towel tubes. And stamping with them is fun, they make such cool shapes and are super easy for little hands to hold. Today, we’re making stamped snowmen for a silly winter kids craft! Supplies for Paper Tube Stamped Snowmen: paper towel tube plate for paint heavy cardstock paper, any color […]

With love in the air, here’s a quick last minute Valentine’s Day craft I created over at Daily Candy. It uses a recycled paper towel tube, paint and paper! So easy. But before you stamp your tube with paint, use it as a backdrop to photograph your family first. I love this idea I ran […]

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