Have ya’ll met Hollie from Little Miss Marmalade yet? She just started blogging a few months ago and she’s already one of my favorites. I had the opportunity to meet Hollie (like in person) while attending SNAP blogging conference and she’s a sweetheart! When I discovered that we shared
an obsessiona love for Jane Austen, I knew that we were meant to be blogging buddies. She’s here today to show us how to make paper yo-yos on the cheap. Can’t wait to try this out with Logan!
As a mom in charge of a tight budget, I’m always looking for inexpensive, fun activities and crafts to do with my kids. So you can imagine how thrilled I was a few months ago when I spotted a paper yo-yo in a store. I thought, “That would be so easy to make for very little money!” The title for this craft was created by my kids since earlier this summer we read Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In the spirit of the theme, we went hunting for rainbow-colored or patterned wrapping paper. The great thing about this craft is that for less than $8, you’ll have enough supplies to make lots of paper yo-yos to use as party favors. The roll of wrapping paper I used could yield enough paper to make at least 5 paper yo-yos. And you can change the wrapping paper design to match whatever party theme you’re planning.
1 roll wrapping paper, 22.5 square feet ($3.99 at Hallmark store)
1 dowel rod, 12 inches long ($1.99 for a pack of 10 at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store)
1 rubber band ($1.99 for a pack of 100 at Jo-Ann)
Total Project Cost: $7.97
Step 1: Use scissors to cut a 3.5-inch strip of paper from the roll of wrapping paper.
Step 2: Use a piece of tape to attach one of the ends of the paper strip to the dowel rod.
Once it was time to test the paper yo-yos, my kids were ready and excited! They wanted to have a contest to see whose paper yo-yo would go “over the rainbow” the farthest.
And the winner was . . .