DLTK's Crafts for Kids
German (Bavarian) Lederhosen Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This is a simple three dimensional craft that can be done "just for fun" or a Germany theme. The accordion was
invented in Germany and is still often used by German folk music bands. Bavaria is a state in south eastern Germany.
- toilet paper roll or cardboard tube,
- something to color with if using the B&W version,
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Color (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces.
- Glue the large rectangular piece on first to cover the tube.
- The slightly larger part is the shirt (white)
- The slightly smaller part is the legs (beige)
- The lines running vertically designate the legs. They should go at the front of the craft.
- Glue the smaller rectangular piece (the shorts) around the toilet paper roll, just above the legs.
- Glue the suspenders onto the front of the body, just above the shorts.
- Glue on the head and arms.
- You may need to trim the arms a bit shorter depending on how you decide to place them. In the photo, we folded a bit at the end of the arm and
glued that to the toilet paper roll so the arms spread out in the air.
- Fold the tabs on the feet and glue them on the inside of the toilet paper roll to give a 3D effect.
- Glue the trachten hat onto the head.
- Glue the accordion into one of the hands.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
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