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Make Paper Totem Poles from Paper Tubes

Cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls, paper towels, aluminum foil, saran wrap, etc., make great bases for children to create paper totem poles.

Children can cut out and color the totem pole creatures then paste or tape them onto the tubes. Snips here and there to the tubes to allow one tube to insert into the other can make them stackable.

Refer to the totem pole collages, or sets, for more pattern possibilities suited to fit on a paper towel or gift wrap tube. Cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls, paper towels, aluminum foil, saran wrap, etc., make great bases for children to create paper totem poles.

Children can cut out and color the totem pole creatures then paste or tape them onto the tubes. Snips here and there to the tubes to allow one tube to insert into the other can make them stackable.

Cut cardboard strips to make "X" shaped stands to hold the poles upright.

Cardboard Tubes Make Fun Paper Totem Poles

Children can also trace the totempole patterns onto multicolored foam sheets or colorful felt cloth to create soft totems and ethnic theme masks. Create treasured gifts and family heirlooms to hand down to future generations with needlework and embroidery on pillows or tapestry.

Totempole craft patterns and templates may be used for teaching children a variety of crafty skills. These coloring book patterns can easily be applied to scrollsaw woodworking to make splendid wooden ornaments and decorations. Totem designs can just as easily be used for embroidery, needlepoint, crochet and other cloth artwork or make impressive-looking latch-hook rugs and wall hangings.

Apply these patterns to glass etching techniques or creatively sponge paint stenciling designs to trim your walls or ceramics or decorate wooden furniture.

Cut cardboard strips to make "X" shaped stands to hold the poles upright.


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