|Nobody would ever think that loo roll tubes were the slightest bit Christmassy. But they can be! Hereís how...|
You will need:
|Start by drawing and cutting out a circle from green thin card.|
It needs to be about the size of a dinner plate, so why not draw round one?
|Then, you need to cut out a white circle of card thatís a bit smaller than the green one.|
|And then another green circle thatís a bit smaller...|
|Then a white circle thatís a bit smaller...|
|...and another green circle thatís a bit smaller...|
|...and finally, a white circle thatís a bit smaller again! |
You should now have six circles getting smaller and smaller in a pattern: green, white, green, white, green, white.
|Now you need to turn all these circles into cones.|
To do this, take one of them and cut it in half. You only need one half.
|Curl the card around into a cone shape, by folding two bits back onto each other so that they overlap just a little bit.|
|Then tape them firmly into place, making sure it's nice and secure.|
|Do the same with all the circles, and youíll end up with six cones getting smaller in size.|
It should look like this.
|On all the green cones, you need to take some scissors and cut a zigzag pattern along the edge.|
|Once youíve done that, on the white ones you need to cut out a wavy pattern along the bottom edges.|
|Now stack them one on top of the other in order of size and glue them all together.|
|When theyíre all in place, youíll have something that looks like this. |
Put it to one side to let the glue dry.
|This is where you need your loo roll tube. |
Stick it into the bottom of your cone, making sure itís nice and secure with lots of sticky tape.
This will be your Christmas tree stand.
|When youíve done that, you need to gently pull up the green zigzag bits to create a frilly pattern.|
|Once youíve done that, youíre ready to decorate your tree. You can use whatever you like - how about sweet wrappers?|
|Just scrunch them up into a ball, and then stick them onto the tree with a dab of glue.|
|When youíve decorated the whole tree, and painted the loo roll, youíll have something that looks like this.|
Mini Christmas trees that you can put anywhere you like, year after year.
Try it yourself!