Recycled Toilet Paper Tube Frog Game for Kids

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.

 

Craft Lightning Week is back with Scout Crafts!

 

All week long our hosts, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and Laura from Me and My Inklings along with me and some other crafty friends will be sharing scouting related crafts!

 

Want even more ideas? Click the Craft Lightning link at the bottom of my post to see all the fun and inspirational Scout Crafts that have been created this week!

 

Recycled Toilet Paper Tube Frog Game for Kids Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

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:

 

 

Here’s how to create a toilet paper tube frog:

 

STEP ONE

 

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. 

 

Cut the toilet paper tubes down to three inches Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

STEP TWO

 

Paint the inside of the tube pink using Americana Paints by DecoArt Peony Pink and a flat paintbrush and then set aside to dry.

 

Paint the inside of the tp tube pink Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

STEP THREE

 

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 with Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue, set aside to dry.  Instead of felt, you could also use craft paint, color paper, or craft foam.

TIP:  If using the patterns multiple times or working with little hands, trace onto cardboard and cut out to create a sturdy, reusable template.

 

Cover the outside of the tp tube with green felt Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

STEP FOUR

 

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 one size wiggle eyes, so I mixed and matched the sizes to use up my stash!  Instead of wiggle eyes use buttons, beads, rhinestones, or colored paper.

 

Attach arms, legs, wiggle eyes and spots on the frog Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

STEP FIVE

 

Measure and cut a 24″ length of jute twine and attach to the inside bottom edge of the tube with felt glue and then set aside to dry.  Instead of twine use ribbon, yarn, or even embroidery floss in red to mimic the color of the frog’s tongue!

 

Glue on a twine tongue for the frog Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

STEP SIX

 

Staple bottom edge of the tube with three to four staples.  The staples will also help secure the twine.

 

Have an adult help staple the bottom of the frog closed Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

STEP SEVEN

 

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.

 

Create a fly from a button, felt wings and wiggle eyes Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

 

 

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.

 

Recycled Toilet Paper Tube Frog Game for Kids Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

This craft can be used to teach the Scouts about recycling and the eco-system in a pond or stream, as well as working on hand/eye coordination and dexterity.

 

The lightweight, low-profile BrightPad makes crafting easier while reducing eye strain.

 

Recycled Toilet Paper Tube Frog Game for Kids Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

Now it’s time to HOP over (pun INTENDED!) to see what all of the other fabulous designers have created for this round of Craft Lightning SCOUT CRAFTS!  Just click on this Craft Lightning icon below…

 

Recycled Toilet Paper Tube Frog Game for Kids Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycled #toiletpapertube #tptube #kidscraft #frog

 

If you enjoyed this felt kids craft project then check out my Patriotic Ribbon and Lace Flag tutorial which is also made with felt!

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