DIY wall mounted tunnel game: kids craftAugust 3, 2014
What if I told you all you needed for a fun and easy kid’s craft was a few toilet paper rolls and some painter’s tape? Would you be interested? I would be all ears- ha!
I’m always on the lookout for new and unique ways to incorporate stuff we already have around the house into fun toys / games / activities for my girls. Even better if the activity can keep the little ones engaged for a long time.
This fun activity uses a few toilet paper rolls (who doesn’t have those around the house?) and a bit of painter’s tape (regular tape may work as well). This tutorial is ridiculously easy but it’s a lot of fun, I promise!
DIY wall mounted tunnel game: kids craft
- 3 toilet paper rolls (more if you prefer)
- some painter’s tape (regular tape may work)
- some toy cars
- Use the painter’s tape to adhere the toilet paper rolls to the wall in a few different spots. Position the rolls so that a car exiting one roll will automatically enter the next roll. Create a series of wall tunnels using these toilet paper rolls.
- Grab your toy cars or small marbles (if your child is old enough to play with marbles) or small figurines (again, if it’s age-appropriate for your child) and send them through the tunnels. You can position a basket or bucket at the bottom to “catch” the cars as they come out of the last tunnel.
This fun activity kept my daughter occupied for quite a while the first time we set it up. Then the next day she was drawn to it again. It takes like literally no effort to put this together, costs nothing (assuming you have the supplies already) and is educational. The children will learn about gravity (the cars always fall downward through the tunnels), basic geometry (changing the angles of the toilet paper rolls can affect the movement of the cars), and cause and effect (letting go of the cars causes them to fall down).
Have fun with this one and let me know in the Comments below if you tried this great kid’s activity!