If you're anything like half of the country, you saw Finding Dory this past weekend! We did and the kids loved it. Rachel cried. Shhh.
Finding Dory Craft
Toilet paper or paper towel rolls: We use Charmin and Bounty products (sponsored) so that's what we had.
glue (Elmer's worked fine)
acrylic paint in: blue, yellow, black, white, orange, and green
Note: We love Bounty because they're durable. Be sure to grab your coupons before you head to the store!
Using scissors, cut your toilet paper rolls about 1/2″ wide. One toilet paper roll will yield about six sections.
To make Dory:
You will use 7 small pieces/sections of toilet paper roll. (2 rolls)
Lay three sections together and affix with glue.
Cut two sections and place on each end to create the body. Affix with glue.
Fold a section in half to create a tail. Attach to one end with glue.
Make the top fin by cutting a section apart and then off completely. Reserve the other piece. Bend and shape the top fin and attach with glue.
Use the reserved piece to create a rigid C shape for the eyes. You may need to trim to get it to fit properly. Attach with glue.
Cut small fins out of a larger piece of roll and attach with glue. Let dry completely.
Paint! If you spill the paint, be sure to grab some Bounty ;)
Glue on eyes.
To make Dory's BFF Nemo:
You will use 6 small pieces/sections of toilet paper roll (1 roll)
Using two sections, glue them together, one on top of the other. Cut two sections open and place on each end to create the body. Affix with glue. Add tail just as you did for dory, folding in half, and gluing.
Cut a small rigid C shape for the eyes. Affix with glue. Cut one large and one small fin and affix with glue. Let dry completely.
Glue on eyes
To make the “weed”
Glue together three sections of toilet paper roll. Let dry and paint green.
If you haven't tried Bounty Paper Towels yet, you should! We prefer the Select-a-Size, but this past week we tried Bounty Basic and they were great, too.