Cardboard Tube Family Craft

Cardboard Tube Family Craft

Families come in all different sizes, and each one is unique. This craft using cardboard tubes can be customized to be like your family, or you can use your imagination and make an entirely different family! No matter what your cardboard tube family looks like, make sure to make it with lots of love.

Cardboard Tube Family Craft

What you’ll need:

  • cardboard tubes
  • scissors
  • yarn for hair
  • craft paint
  • paint brush
  • construction paper or patterned paper
  • googly eyes
  • glue stick
  • black marker
  • small buttons
Cardboard Tube Family Craft - Materials


With scissors, trim the cardboard tubes into different sizes – longer for the adults and shorter for the children.

Paint the skin tone of your family on 1/3 of the tubes, and let it dry.

Cardboard Tube Family Craft

For the shirt, line up a strip of coloured or patterned paper to the tube, and trim to size. With a glue stick, wrap and glue the paper into place. You could also use craft paint for the shirt instead of paper, and paint on the tube.

Cardboard Tube Family Craft

Decorate the shirt by glueing buttons, ribbon, beads or stickers.

Glue the eyes in place, and draw a nose and mouth with a black marker.

Cardboard Tube Family Craft

For the hair, wrap yarn around your hand. Cut a small length and tie the bundle together at the centre. Trim folded ends or leave folded for a curly hair look. Glue a few strands to the tube to hold into place.

Cardboard Tube Family Craft

You can make the cardboard tubes to look like your family, or you can create a whole new family to play with!

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