Believe it or not, you can create an impressively beautiful flower sculpture to hang on the wall by gluing sections of cut-up paper towel rolls together. This project is the perfect example of how you don't need to spend a lot of money to create something beautiful. Adult supervision required.
What You'll Need:
Empty Bounty Paper Towel Rolls
Craft Glue (Child-Friendly Version)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Adult Version)
Spray Paint (Optional)
Bounty Paper Towels (Optional)
There is no exact science to this Bounty paper towel roll craft. The first step is to flatten a few Bounty paper towel rolls and cut into equal rings. The thickness of the rings is up to you, but they should all be the same. Generally, 1” to 2” thickness is best. The amount of paper towel rolls you will need simply depends upon how large you want your flower sculpture. One paper towel roll should generate between 6 and 10 rings depending upon thickness.
Start with eight rings and lay them out on a flat surface in a flower shape (a circle). Pop the rings out a bit so they resemble flower petals or leaves. Glue the sides together but only the bottom half of each ring. Kids should use craft glue. Although craft glue works fine, adults who wish to make a sculpture that is sturdier should use a hot glue gun.
Then work on the next layer. Take eight more rings and glue the bottom half of those in between the top half of the first circle of rings. Continue to add outer layers to the flower in the same manner. From this point on, you should squeeze two rings between the previous layer of petals to keep the flower full. When your flower reaches the desired size, you are finished.
Although you can hang the paper towel roll craft just as it is, you might wish to spray paint it to match your decor and look even more beautiful. All spray painting should be done outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Put some paper towels underneath the paper towel roll sculpture to catch the overspray.