TV Craft – Displaying Our Good News

My daughter is not yet of school age, so when we read Nightly News with Safa, she can’t really relate to the good news Safa shares.  So, we created our own little TV craft, filled with the things my daughter thinks of as good news.  We just brainstormed all of the things that made her happy, and modified this adorable craft from hello, Wonderful.  Check it out & try it with your little ones!

What You’ll Need:

Displaying our good news with a children's TV craft.

  • An empty cardboard box, with a window.

  • Two paper towel rolls

  • Paint OR construction paper

  • Rubber bands

  • A long roll of paper (even parchment paper could work)

  • The usuals: coloring tools, scissors & tape

Step #1 – Prepare Your Box

Adorable way of displaying our good news with a children's TV craft.

  1. Trace two circles on the side of the box (using the paper towel roll), in the place where you want your paper towel roll to go.

  2. Repeat on the other side.

  3. Carefully unglue & flatten your box (you will need to reassemble it)

  4. Cut the circles out, to create 4 holes.  It’s ok if you tear your box a bit here, as long as it can be tapped back together.

  5. Remove the plastic window (and save it, so you can tape it back on).

  6. Paint and let dry 🙂

Step #2 – Prepare Paper Towel Rolls

Adorable way of displaying our good news with a children's TV craft.

We wrapped our paper towel rolls with construction paper, and tapped them.

Step #3 – Prepare Your Paper

Adorable way of displaying our good news with a children's TV craft.Adorable way of displaying our good news with a children's TV craft.

  1. Place to paper towel rolls in the box, and measure your paper.  The paper will need to reach all the way around the two rolls and be tapped to it’s other end.

  2. Use the window in the cardboard box to create rectangular frames.

  3. Kids draw what makes them happy, or report their day in sequence.

Step #4 – Combine The Paper Towel Roll & Paper

Adorable way of displaying our good news with a children's TV craft.

  1. Insert one end of each paper towel roll into the box.

  2. Place rubber bands along the top paper towel roll (4-5 bands).

  3. Wrap the paper around the rolls and tape the ends together.

  4. Close the box up and tape it together.

Step #5 – Enjoy!

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