Trying Out Felt Trees Paper Roll Craft for Toddlers

I was inspired by Play At Home Mummy to make cardboard figurines and trees so I decided to recycle my bathroom and kitchen empty paper rolls into fun, creative DIY crafts for Gwen.

I like that the outcome of this easy craft activity are items that are great for imaginary play. I thought of making felt trees for a small farm world.

Verdict!

Felt Trees Art & Craft Activity for Toddlers

These felt trees were perfect in creating a realistic farm scene for Gwen! I turned Melissa and Doug wooden crates over to turn them into makeshift animal enclosures and added Gwen's favourite toy farm animals.

Felt Trees Art & Craft Activity for Toddlers

Felt Trees Art & Craft Activity for Toddlers

I told her how most farm animals are herbivores; some graze on grass while taller ones like giraffes reach into tree tops to eat leaves. We spent a couple of minutes more singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" before Gwen decided to deforest the felt trees 😂

Felt Trees Art & Craft Activity for Toddlers

Felt Trees Art & Craft Activity for Toddlers

Other Creative Recycling Paper Roll Ideas

  • Make beautiful Christmas candles, which are great decorations for the festive period at home parties. More at Happy Hooligans.
  • Create a family of standing homemade paper dolls using paper rolls! More at Happy Hooligans.
  • Turn paper rolls into useful party confetti poppers at Happiness Is Homemade.
  • Make a honeycomb art mural with paper rolls. Hop over to the tutorial at The Sea Man Mom.
  • Create a small animal zoo for little ones to explore. Here's an inspirational one created by my mum friend, Carmen. Her thoughts on small worlds,

Felt Trees Art & Craft Activity for Toddlers

"He is still too young to play w it for very long. Prob a few mins at a time he will visit this "small world" play. But I leave it out for him for a month or so before I rotate his toys, small worlds etc. I also use it for him to gain vocabulary so I try to pair his small world with a book that we have been reading together. Then whenever he is there and I am there too we will have conversations about it.

To follow Gwen's play adventures, check out @miraculove_sg (Instagram) or A Toddler Activity A Day Facebook Group.

Felt Trees Art & Craft Activity for Toddlers

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