Cardboard Tube Holiday Crafts

Cardboard tube Holiday Craft

The Holidays are a fun time of year when everybody is decorating. These Cardboard Tube Holiday Crafts are fun and an easy craft the kids can get involved in with little supervision. Go through your bag of recyclables and bring out those cardboard tubes and give them a second life. Adults get to enjoy admiring the decorations that they put up this time of year; kids like to feel the same thing.


Elves became linked with Santa Claus in the 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” better known today as “The Night Before Christmas.” That poem refers to Santa Claus as a “jolly old elf.” Source: Live Science – Elf on the Shelf: The Strange History

  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Pom Poms
  • Twigs
  • Cotton Balls
  1. Click on images below and print out enough for each child.
  2. Cut out your image and glue to the cardboard tube.
  3. Using the picture as a reference, add special touches like twigs and a red pom pom for the reindeer, cotton balls for the grinch and pom poms for the snowman.

Display your decorations for everyone to see.

Patterns, Templates and Printables

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