Our girls are quite taken with super hero's. In particular Wonder Woman and her magic bracelets. One rainy day we decided to make Super Hero Bracelets.
I thought that this would be an easy craft to make out of toilet rolls - however I under estimated the complications of what happens to the consistency of a toilet roll when a small child applies copious amounts of wet paint. Here is what we learnt.
We cut out toilet rolls once down the back and then in half. We then stuck the join together again with blue painters tape on the inside and stuffed the tube with old newspaper.
This may seem like a strange way of doing things - to cut and then stick back together etc - but we went through a couple of versions of this before the toilet roll pieces survived - when you paint the toilet roll it tends to collapse go floppy. This was the best process we came up with.
After you have cut, taped and stuffed your toilet roll you are ready to:
- paint (allow to dry)
- apply a light layer of glue and then roll in glitter (allow to dry)
- seal on the glitter by applying a layer of gluey glaze (1 part glue to 2 parts water) (allow to dry)
- add some super hero gems/sparkles
Once all your paint, glitter and glue is dry remove the newspaper and painters tape from inside and round of the corners.
Your little one will now be ready to go and fight some super villains.
What would your super hero power be?