Cardboard tube apples

By | August 13, 2014

We have a plethora of cardboard tubes and it seems like every day Big Brother brings me one and says we could craft with it! Today we crafted with cardboard tubes and made a fun little Autumnal display – cardboard tube apples.

cardboard tube apples

Materials you will need:
Cardboard tubes
Red and green paint
Split pins

How to make cardboard tube apples:

Paint your cardboard tubes with red and green paint, leave to dry.


When dry carefully cut your tube into thin rings.

Make a small hole in the top of each one with the split pin or scissors and place the rings inside each other, holding them together with the split pin.

cardboard tube apples - treading on lego

We’ve displayed ours in a bowl and I think they look good enough to eat!

10 thoughts on “Cardboard tube apples

  1. Vanessa Holburn

    I love using toilet rolls up like this – especially since they are banned from toddler groups & school these days. I can see lots of variations for these too – maybe glitter to add a ‘Frozen’ theme? They would be especially good for Xmas too – as a table piece or on the tree! #pinitparty
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