Monday, October 13, 2008

Twice the Fun Tuesday- Toilet paper tubes and an old shoebox

Here's a fun use for old toilet paper tubes and a shoebox: a little photo toy house! Here's what I did:

1. Took full length pictures of everyone in our family. I re-sized the photos to what seemed to be about the right length for toilet paper tubes and printed them off, leaving plenty of blank space on both sides of the photos. I wrapped the photos around the tube and affixed them with a glue stick. I trimmed the tubes where necessary.3. Found an old picture of our living room that my mother-in-law had taken, resized it to the approximate size of the shoe box, printed it off and glued it to the inside of the shoebox.

Altogether, it took me less than 45 minutes to put it together. I wasn't terribly precise and I could have spent more time making it pretty, but really all I wanted was a fun new toy for my daughter to play with during her blanket playtime.

She loves pictures of people she knows- I think I might try to get some full-length photos of relatives over the holidays and add to the set!

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15 comments:

Katey Magill said...
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Denise said...

Thanks for the tip. It seems like a fun inexpensive thing to do. :)

Blessed Nest said...

I love it..my girls would have so so much fun!
I have my Tuesday tip up too...I love the recycle theme..maybe I'll do that next week too!

Rebecca said...

This is brilliant! I love it!

Happy Tuesday!
:)
Becki@BlogMommas

Katey said...

Love it! I can't wait to do it with my daughter. Great blog carnival idea, I'll definitely stop by next tuesday!

Lainie said...

That is cool! Thank you! I'm thinking elaborating for my much older children.

They could "have breakfast" with friends pictures on rolls or even Darth Vader!

Abbi said...

Very cute idea. I love it when people reuse stuff that would otherwise be thrown away.

Kirby3131 said...

I LOVE this!! I love it. I am going to do this for my nieces.

Come by my place today as I'm having a Birthday Week giveaway & WFMW post combined.
Have a fabulous day!
Kristin

Wani said...

what a great idea!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh! My daughter would love these!! Great idea!

Grammy said...

Great Ideal it is so cute.

Donna(mom24boyz) said...

Good Idea, I can see little ones really liking this,...they love looking at photos.

Kirby3131 said...

I LOVE this!! I love it. I am going to do this for my nieces.

Come by my place today as I'm having a Birthday Week giveaway & WFMW post combined.
Have a fabulous day!
Kristin

Wani said...

what a great idea!

Grammy said...

Great Ideal it is so cute.