Programme Hints - Brownies make things - Paper Rolls Handicraft

Activity:Paper Rolls Handicraft


Brownie Section

Time needed

20-30 minutes

Learning Goal

Members try to recycle waste and turn them into useful household products. They learn to cherish and make good use of resources to reduce waste.



Phone Holder

  1. Cover the toilet paper tube with old magazine papers.


  1. Open a hold in the middle of the paper tube, the size is around 50mm *10mm(or any size that can fit your phone).


  1. Insert 4 pins at the side opposite the hold. Make the holder stand on the table.


Scarf Hanger

  1. Cut the toilet paper roll in half. Make 6-7 rings.


  1. Break off bottom part of the hanger.


  1. Tape a row of rings side by side with the inclined part of the hanger.




Which elements of the method are used, and how?

☑ Learning in small groups - Members collect materials at home for recycling, such as toilet paper rolls, old magazines, posters etc. They can enrich the resources and share them together.


☑ My path, my pace – Members can make use of different materials and methods in a creative way.


☑ Learning by doing – Members learn to reuse and recycle the resources to make things in an inexpensive way. It is also environmentally friendly.


☑ Connecting with my world – Members pay attention to the environment issues. They learn to reduce waste and recycle the resources to save the world.


How does the method give youth members a chance to take the lead?

Members learn to find out the value of the unused items and convert them into useful resources. A leader should also be observant and has lots of ideas.


How can you connect this activity to the values of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting?

Members discuss the ways of reuse and recycle the waste. They learn to reduce waste and fight against pollutions. The activity develops members’ creativity. They increase their self-confidence and self-value.


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Last Update Date: 2017-09-04