Cardboard Box Tree & Craft Roll Animals

by Lynn Lilly, Jul 12 2022

My house still looks like a holiday hurricane. We made it through Christmas and then it was Bella's first birthday. Toys, boxes and decorations are still everywhere. For this week's Crayola live Facebook broadcast I thought why not make the best of the mess and all the left over shipping boxes and turn them into a woodland place set that will bring joy through making it and hopefully hours of playtime (or at least 30 minutes). 

Cardboard Tree Craft Recylced Crafts Crayola

All the Crayola products I am using today can be found at

Project: Cardboard Box Tree

Materials for the Tree:

  • Scrap Cardboard (larger cardboard boxes works well)
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Washable Liquid Glue
  • Crayola Super Tips
  • Hot Glue or a Industrial Glue
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Crayola and Craft Box Girls Recycled Tree Craft


  1. Draw a large outline of a tree on a piece of cardboard. 
  2. Parents, use a sharp scissor or craft knife to cut out the tree. 
  3. Draw a second tree on another piece of cardboard that is the same size. 
  4. Parents, use a sharp scissor craft knife to cut out the tree. 
  5. Take a brown marker and decorate both sides of both pieces of the trees. 
  6. Parent's, take the first tree and cut a slit from the bottom center of the trunk. Stop a few inches before reaching the top. Do not cut all the way through.  
  7. Parents, take the second tree and cut a slip from the top toward the bottom stopping a few inches before the bottom. Do not cut all the way through. 
  8. Insert the second piece on to the first piece by sliding the slits into one another. Keep in mind you might need to cut a little deeper on either one to get them to line up. 
  9. You might need to secure them with hot glue or industrial glue. Parents this part is a job for you. 
  10. Time to dress the tree. Cut out leaves and glue them to the branches. 

Project: Craft Roll Snail


  • Cardboard Craft Roll (approximately 5")
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Liquid Washable Glue
  • Google Eye
  • Green Pipe Cleaner
  • Crayola Super Tips
  • Scissors

Craft Roll Snail Craft


  1. Starting at one end of the craft roll cut the roll into a spiral. 
  2. At the end where you ended cutting, use the scissor to round it out and make a head shape. 
  3. Glue a google eye on the snail head and draw a smile with a marker. 
  4. Create antennas with a pipe cleaner and glue to the top of the snail head. 
  5. Pick a color for the snail shell. Cut out a circle and use a marker to draw a spiral inside the circle. 
  6. Glue the circle to the snail and TADA! It's time roll! 

Project: Craft Roll Fox


  • Carboard Craft Roll (approximately 5")
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Googley Eyes
  • Small Black Pom Pom 
  • Scissor
  • Pencil

Craft Roll Fox Craft Box Girls Crayola


  1. Cut a piece of orange construction paper that fits around the craft roll. Use the glue stick to glue the paper to the craft roll. 
  2. Using your finger push in the front and back of the top of the craft roll so the side poke up. This will the fox ears. 
  3. Draw triangles on the ears with a marker. 
  4. Cut two tear drop shaped fur patches from white construction paper and glue on the top section of the fox (face) with the points angled down and touching.
  5. Glue the pom pom where the points of the tear drop meet. 
  6. Glue a googley eye on each fur patch. 
  7. Cut a half oval out of white for a belly fur patch. Glue at the bottom of the body. 
  8. Cut out paws and glue to the sides and bottom. 
  9. Lastly, cut out a tail and glue to the back so it is poking out the side. 

Let your kiddos get creative and make more woodland animals to play with. I even added a small bird to the trees. 

Craft Roll Bird Kids Crafts

I hope this project brings your kiddos joy and sparks creativity! 

Kids Craft Cardboard Tree

For winter I will be live the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm on the Crayola Facebook Page. When school lets out I will return to weekly. Im exciting to keep crafting with you all year long! 

Happy Crafting!

Lynn :)



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