Hands On Crafts for Kids
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By Patty Cox



Main supplies:

  • Pacon® 9” x 12” construction paper, assorted colors
  • Fiskars® edger scissors, assortment
  • Fiskars® scissors
  • paper towel tube (or tube from aluminum foil, wax paper, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup beans or 3/4 cup rice
  • glue
  • glue stick



1. Place the end of a paper towel tube on construction paper. Trace around end. Cut out paper circle about 3/4” larger all around. Cut 1/2” wide tabs around circle, from outer edge to inner traced circle.
2. Measure and mark a line 1” from the end of a paper towel tube. Make cuts in end of tube to line about 1/2” wide. Apply glue on tab top. Fold another tab on top of the glued tab. Fold and glue all tabs. Apply glue on the top of all tabs. Place construction paper circle over glued tabs. Glue paper circle tabs to side of tube end. Let dry.
3. Cut construction paper in half making 6” x 9” sheets. Cut assorted colors into 6” x 2” sections. Cut one 6” edge of paper with edger scissors. Fold that edge over 1/2”. Fringe folded edge: Make cuts in folded edge from scalloped edge to fold. Glue paper around tube extending fringed edge 1/2” beyond tube end. Continue cutting and fringing 6” x 2” colored paper sections. Glue each strip around tube 1/2” in from the last glued strip. Add seven fringed strips.
4. Add beans or rice in open end of tube. Repeat steps 1-3 on other end of tube.
5. Glue a 2” x 6” paper strip around tube center. Glue 1”x 6” colored paper strips over edges of center strip. Cut 1/4” x 6” strips with edger scissors. Glue over edge of 1” strips.
6. Hold conga shaker horizontally and shake.


Pacon® 9” x 12” construction paper, Fiskars® edger scissors, straight edge scissors, personal paper trimmer


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