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How to Make a Recycled Tube Collage

Melissa Roja Lawlor
May 22, 2012

Crafter and Art Teacher Melissa Jordan makes art out of the recycling bin as part of the Care.com Interview Series

Melissa Jordan, whose creative crafts abound in her blog, The Chocolate Muffin Tree, does more than just recycle her paper towel and toilet paper tubes. The former art teacher finds a way to make art out of just about anything in the house, and if you're looking for a fun, simple way of getting your kiddos' creative juices flowing without spending a lot of money at the craft store, look no further than this fun, earth-friendly collage project!

  • Paper towel tubes
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Cereal box cardboard
  • Glue
  • Tempera or acrylic paint for completion

Degree of Difficulty: Easy

Ages: 3 and up

First, cut your tubes into different sizes and shapes.  You may even cut some tubes apart so they don't even resemble tubes.

Then take your cereal box cardboard as a base to glue all your tube shapes on to create a dimensional collage. Let the collage dry overnight and paint it the next day.  Beautiful results!

Melissa Jordan is a mother of a wonderful 5-year-old daughter and a former Elementary Art Teacher. She began blogging as a creative outlet for her endless artsy ideas. Melissa loves sharing her artsy ideas with others and inspiring her readers to make things. For the full tutorial and other great craft ideas, visit her blog, The Chocolate Muffin Tree. You can also find Melissa on Twitter and Facebook.

Get more ideas from the rest of our Care.com Interview Series: Top 5 Recycled Craft Ideas! »

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