Make some adorable DIY doll’s house chairs by simply cutting some cardboard tubes! A perfect craft activity for adding to the imaginative play resources.
Here is the next in our fabulous guest post series, this time featuring my lovely friend Maggy over at Red Ted Art.! Enjoy!
So lovely to be stopping by and visiting The Imagination Tree today. I haven’t done a guest post in aaaaaages, so it is great to do it for Anna! Today, I would love to share some little Doll’s House chairs that we made a few days ago from one of our very favourite craft materials – Toilet Paper Rolls. If you are not a fan of the old loo roll, you can make these using the insides of Kitchen Towel Rolls too… so no excuses, eh?! And they are simply adorable, if I say so myself. The kids love them.
Materials (per chair)
- 1 TP Roll
- Pom PomScissors
How To Make Your TP Roll Chairs
Cut away the top third of your TP Roll. Then make two cuts down the side of your TP roll for a further 1/3. I marked a line on the TP Roll, so that I could make sure that all the chairs end up the same height.
Now cut away part of the “front” of the chair – we will fold this over in the next moment, to give a neat edge, though you could it down right to the line if you wish. Also shape the “back of the chair now to your desired shape. We just rounded it a little – but you could cut it square/ heart shaped or added details as you desire.
Fold down the front of your seat, for that neat edge. Then sketch out the part you need to cut away for the legs. Normally, I would do this free hand, but as we want the four chairs to be the same it is helpful to draw markers on before cutting
Repeat for all 4 chairs. I quite like the “naked” TP Roll look, but my kids wanted to paint them!
So paint we did… a lovely bright pink! Remember to paint the inside of the chair too…
We then made some pom poms to pop inside the seats as cushions. If you don’t fancy making pom poms, a small ball of wool would work too – or some cotton wool? Or make some balls out of bubble wrap… just see what you have around the house! We have lots of Pom Pom making techniques over on Red Ted Art – from making Fork Pom Poms to using the traditional pieces of card.
Da-daaaaa. Looks like the Dolls really like their new chairs! We are going to pop them into our DIY Doll’s House, which is still going strong 3 years later!
I do hope you like our little TP Roll craft – TP Rolls are such an amazingly versatile material and are a plenty in most of households! So they make for a brilliant craft material for kids. We have lots more TP Roll ideas over on Red Ted Art if you fancy some more inspiration!
Hope to see you again soon!