Make Paper Totem Poles with cardboard tubes.
Build your own unique totem pole.
To stack the tubes, make small 1/4" to 1/2" snips along the edges of the tops of each tube that is to hold a top tube or section. This allows the bottom tube to fold inward slightly to allow the top tube to slide over the bottom tube with a fairly tight fit, which makes the tube easily stackable.
The pole patterns in the Collage page are pre-sized to fit over most toilet paper, paper towel or gift wrap cardboard tubes.
To set the base pole section onto the "X" stand.
Totempole craft patterns and templates may be used for teaching children a variety of crafty skills. These coloring book patterns can easily be applied to scrollsaw woodworking to make splendid wooden ornaments and decorations. Totem designs can just as easily be used for embroidery, needlepoint, crochet and other cloth artwork or make impressive-looking latch-hook rugs and wall hangings.
Trace the Collage totem pole patterns onto multicolored foam sheets or colorful felt cloth and cut out with scissors, then glue onto paper tubes to create soft totems.
Create treasured gifts and family heirlooms to hand down to future generations with needlework and embroidery on pillows or tapestry.
Apply these patterns to glass etching techniques or creatively sponge paint stenciling designs to trim your walls or ceramics or decorate wooden furniture.