Craft projects are always fun to do with Scouts, but when that craft is also a game then the fun really begins! Follow along below to see how to make a super quick and easy recycled Toilet Paper Tube Frog Game for kids.
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Upcycled TP Tube Frog Craft for Scouts and Kids
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Here's what you need to make a Frog Game from Toilet Paper Tubes:
- Toilet Paper Tube
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt Peony Pink
- Kunin Classic Felt 9″ x 12″ Craft Cuts – Apply Green, Neon Green, Silver Grey
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
- Button – Black, 0ne-inch
- Wiggle Eyes – Four for each Frog (assorted sizes)
- Twine – 24″ length
- Paint Brush
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Stapler and Staples
- Toilet Paper Tube Frog Game Patterns – download below ⇓
Here's how to create a toilet paper tube frog:
To begin the toilet paper tube frog game, squash the bottom of the toilet paper tube and cut off 3/4″. Most tubes are 3 and 3/4″ long, so the remaining section will be 3″ long.
Paint the inside of the tube pink using Americana Paints by DecoArt Peony Pink and a flat paintbrush and then set it aside to dry.
Download, print, and cut out the TOILET PAPER TUBE FROG GAME PATTERNS here. Trace and cut a rectangle from the Apple Green Kunin Felt to cover the frog's body, securing it with Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue, and set it aside to dry. Instead of felt, you could also use craft paint, colored paper, or craft foam.
TIP: If using the patterns multiple times or working with little hands, trace them onto cardboard and cut them out to create a sturdy, reusable template.
Trace and cut out two frog arms and two frog legs from Apple Green Kunin Felt and four circles from Neon Green Kunin Felt. Attach felt arm and leg pieces and wiggle eyes to toilet paper tube frog game with felt glue and set aside to dry. I didn't have enough of the smaller-size wiggle eyes, so I mixed and matched the sizes to use up my stash! Instead of wiggly eyes use buttons, beads, rhinestones, or colored paper.
Measure and cut a 24″ length of jute twine and attach it to the inside bottom edge of the tube with felt glue and then set it aside to dry. Instead of twine use ribbon, yarn, or even embroidery floss in red to mimic the color of the frog's tongue!
Staple the bottom edge of the tube with three to four staples. The staples will also help secure the twine.
Attach wiggle eyes and wings cut from Silver Grey Kunin Felt to one-inch diameter black buttons. Instead of buttons use small rocks, sticks, or recycled plastic to create the Fly body. The trick is to use a material that has a bit of weight to it so the game will work.
To finish the toilet paper tube frog game, thread the jute twine through one of the holes in the button, tying a knot in the back to secure it.
Once the Toilet Paper Tube Frog Game is complete, the Scouts (and kiddos) will have hours of fun trying to swing the Fly into the Frog's mouth! Especially since they are playing a game that THEY created.
This craft can be used to teach the Scouts about recycling and the ecosystem in a pond or stream, as well as working on hand/eye coordination and dexterity.
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Enjoy these Free Printable Animal Masks of a Dog, a Cat, and a Frog to color with the kiddos. Imaginative play is so important for a child's development and what better way than to download, print, and color this trio of fun animals.
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