Cute Cardboard Tube Blue Cat Family

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Grab a couple of cardboard tubes, some paint, scissors and glue to make this feline family. Use the downloadable Painting Guide or Suggestion sheet for inspiration. It has printable faces and tails for you to colour or just make up your own characters. It's up to you!

A quick activity and rather cute! Children can name them.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's, Over 10's, Any Age
Level: Easy


Cardboard tubes
Black marker


...base coat...

Base coat two cardboard tubes

...cut one of the tubes to make three sizes...

Cut one of the tubes about a third from the end so you have three tubes of different sizes

...draw a body...

Use the Painting Guide to copy a basic body onto the cardboard tubes

...paint the body onto the tubes..l.

Paint up the cardboard tubes

Faces and Tails painted, cut out and ready to glue...

Paint the cat faces and tails, cut them out and glue to the cardboard tubes. Stick the faces on at an angle for fun and put them on your desk or window sill so they can see everything that's going on!


Painting Guide Sheet for Cute Cardboard Tube Blue Cat Family

Download Painting Guide Sheet for Cute Cardboard Tube Blue Cat Family

Try making them in other colours and sticking the heads on at different angles for an alternative look.

If you think this is fun, have a look at another Cardboard Tube Cat Family to make!

Design by Mina Keenan
Have fun! :)

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