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Busy Hands: Flaming Towers - Pretend play craft

Little Dude loves playing with fire engines, and he has quite a few! He's always playing 'putting out the fire', so I thought we should make something to enable that game. What we've made are very simple 'flaming' towers in which you can actually put out the fire.

A fun craft to make towers on fire for pretend play with fire engines.

These are the materials you need to make the Flaming Towers:

- Cardboard tubes (2-3)
- Crepe paper/tissue paper in red, yellow, and orange
- A black or blue marker pen
- White paper (2 sheets)
- Glue
- Sticky tape

Here's how we made it:

1. We used one kitchen roll and one toilet roll to make the towers. We used another roll to cut out small sections (about 1.5 inch/ 4 cm thick) and made a single cut on the sections (see below).

2. Draw windows and a door for each tower on white paper, and taping at one end, cover the tube all around.

Making towers for pretend play.

3. Next, cut out small strips of the crepe or tissue paper and stick them on the small tube sections to make the 'fire'.

4. You can then place these sections on top of the towers by wrapping them around, and take them off easily. If you find the sections too loose, just give them a squeeze to tighten them.

Flaming towers craft for pretend play.

Little Dude had fun playing with his fire engine and fireman, and toppling off the fire to put it out! You can also make towers like these to make a play city.

Have fun!

A fun craft to make towers on fire for pretend play with fire engines.


Busy Hands - series for crafts and activities for kids.

Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.



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8 comments

Jenny said...

So cute for kids! Have Pinned. #letkidsbekids

Karen Bell said...

Fab idea. My son loves playing with his playbill fire truck, this would be brilliant for him to add to it.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

Eileen Teo said...

That is a great idea! So fun and at the same time useful! Thank you for sharing it with us! #pintorials

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

Great idea, and so simple. A great extension to fire truck play x #letkidsbekids

Lisa Healy said...

This is such a simple idea, but I can see it would be so much fun!

Louise George said...

What a fab idea - so simple and yet so much fun. Love the fact that you can put out the fire too :-)

Merlinda Little said...

Haha so creative and imaginative toy to make! #letkidsbekids

kidGLloves said...

Lucas says - Awesome job and coz the Mother & Missy V love firemen(!) - I can't think why............ Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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