Have you read The Kissing Hand? It’s a great book to see little kids through their first day of school or any scary situation. The main characters are a mom and child raccoon, and thus, with fall and back to school just days away, a raccoon seems an appropriate craft subject. And we’re thrilled with this Cardboard Roll Raccoons Craft!
Now, I admit, raccoons weren’t always so cute to me. When I think of raccoons the first thing that comes to mind are their thief-of-the-night black masks and bushy tails. That’s cute. What I remember next, however, is my parents telling me to watch out for them as I stepped outside at night as a kid. You don’t want to be attacked by a raccoon. That’s not so cute. There’s no need to watch out for our Cardboard Roll Raccoons Craft, though!
For our Cardboard Roll Raccoons Craft you will need clean toilet paper cardboard rolls, black paper, small bits of black felt for the nose, googly eyes, scissors, glue, and clear tape.
Cardboard Roll Raccoons Craft
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- cardboard rolls – toilet paper size
- black paper
- googly eyes
- school glue
- clear tape
- black marker
Start by cutting a toilet paper cardboard roll in half.
On one end, bend two sides down and into each other. You’ll be left with a concave.
Cut strips of black paper about 1-1 1/2 inches in width and long enough to wrap around the cardboard roll. Snip a rounded v out of one section on the black paper. This will be where the eyes will be. Wrap paper around the roll, making sure the eyes line up with the concave in the cardboard roll.
Tape the mask in place.
Cut a bushy tail shape out of the black marker. Use the black marker to add wavy line detail. Glue on the back of the cardboard roll.
Glue on googly eyes. Cut a small circle out of black felt and glue under the eyes.
These raccoons are nothing to watch out for! They’re so cute and such a wonderful craft to welcome fall. Be sure to find more fall craft ideas at Our Kid Things!