Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Crafty Tuesday - Cheerleader 'baton-thingies'

I was a bit miffed this morning to find not one but two (empty, bien sûr) toilet rolls in the bathroom. Am I the only one capable of replacing them? ;) Given that one of today's top news stories was that the Danes produce more garbage than any other European nation (but, hey - give us a break - we're great at recycling and being green!), I decided to put those two toilet rolls to good use...because it's Crafty Tuesday, right?

I proudly present to you today's craft. My [ahem] cheerleader 'baton-thingies'. And in true Flylady fashion, they won't take more than 15 minutes to make! :)


You'll need:
  • toilet rolls
  • a punch (or a pair of scissors or a sharp implement for making holes)
  • crepe rolls or ribbon

Make holes around the top end of each loo roll using a paper punch. I managed about 7 holes. Mum says, "Be very careful if you're using scissors!" (If you are using scissors, you might want to put a big lump of plasticine inside the toilet roll to make it safer.)


Decorate your toilet rolls. Paint them, cover them in electrical tape, glue a piece of paper around them. Whatever you fancy. Just use what you have lying around. I've painted these ones bog-standard plain white because I know DD8 will want to decorate them with stickers, glitter etc when she gets her hands on them after school ;)



Thread through long lengths of crepe paper or ribbon and tie. Crepe paper makes a good sound....swish, swish. [And swipe?]



Voilà...we're done.... Time for me to do my 15 minute declutter (as part of my Scaredy Cat Challenge). And when I'm finished, I'm going to give myself a big "Ra, ra, ra"! ;)

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!  *\o/*

2 comments:

Sassy Jen said...

Very cute Diane!

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Thanks Jen! I made them for DD8 but had so much fun with them yesterday that I'm thinking of making some for myself! ;P