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What are some craft projects that use cardboard tubes?

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Use cardboard tubes to create wall decor, bracelets, homemade stamps and animal toys with your kid or teen. For these projects, you need tubes from toilet paper or paper towels and basic craft supplies such as glue and paint.

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To create a butterfly wall decoration, cut toilet paper tubes into three rounds and paint the outsides. Pinch the rounds into an oval shape and arrange them in the shape of butterfly wings. Use a hot glue gun to glue the touching edges together, then spray with an acrylic gloss. Add pipe cleaner antennae and hang on the wall.

To make a bracelet, snip across one side of a toilet paper tube to create an opening, then decorate the outside of it with paint, craft gems, sequins and glitter. Create a simple circle-shaped stamp by cutting a tube into a round and dipping one end into a stamp pad or paint to create unique patterns on paper.

To craft a snake toy, cut three toilet paper tubes in half and decorate them as desired. Punch holes near the edges with a hole punch, then link the sections together with paper clips.

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