How to Make a Scroll Craft

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How to Make a Craft Scroll
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Paper scrolls date back to ancient Egypt. They were used for long documents written in ink. Over the years, scrolls have become outdated for ways of communication. However, they make for a fun and educational craft.

Supplies Needed

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  • 2 Paper towel tubes
  • Rolled kraft paper or recycled paper grocery bags
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • White glue
  • Ribbon

Trim the Tubes

Trim the paper tubes to fit the paper.
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Kraft paper rolls come in many different sizes. If your paper towel tubes are wider than your paper, you'll need to trim the tubes down with scissors to the same width. You can also use recycled paper grocery bags instead of kraft paper. If you are using a bag, cut the paper down the sides to open it up lengthwise. Trim the paper to the width of your tubes.

Apply Glue Onto Paper Tube

Apply glue.
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Apply white glue directly to one of the paper towel tubes.

Cover the Tube with Paper

Cover the tube with paper.
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Roll the top of the paper over the tube. Make sure it's lined up straight. Apply another line of glue onto the paper. Continue to roll until the paper completely covers the tube.

Glue the Opposite Side

Glue a tube to the opposite side.
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If you're using a roll of paper, spread the paper out so you have enough for the entire scroll. Trim it off the roll. Now, repeat the gluing process on the opposite side.

Decorate Your Scroll

Decorate the scroll.
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Once it dries, it can be decorated. Write a note or draw a picture. You can also add color, additional paper or stickers.

Tie with a Ribbon

Tie with a ribbon.
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Add a ribbon for the finishing touch. Roll each side towards the center and tie with a ribbon or string.