DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Chameleon Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This is a cute three dimensional chameleon craft that is fun for young children to
make and to play with.
This TP roll chameleon craft is a great accompaniment to the children’s
The Mixed-Up Chameleon
by Eric Carle.
- toilet paper roll
- something to colour with,
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Colour (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces.
- Glue the large rectangular piece on first to cover the tube. Toilet paper rolls come in different sizes, so if you find the
rectangle is a bit too big, just trim it down. If you find it's a bit too small,
just cut out another small piece to fill in the gap.
- Glue on the head and arms.
- Fold the tail in half so it's colored on each side. Fold the tab and
glue to the back of the tp roll to give a 3 dimensional effect.
- Fold the feet tabs and glue to the inside, bottom of the tp roll.
- Glue the paintbrush into one of the hands. (chameleons change colors
to blend into their surroundings... They don't use a paintbrush *grin* but I
thought it got the point across)
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
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