Take these toilet paper roll craft ideas and projects and let your kids turn TP rolls into planters, toys, decors, and so much more!
Toilet Paper Roll Craft Projects to DIY with Your Kids
1. Duct Tape Toilet Paper Roll Arm Cuffs
There are tons of great craft ideas using empty toilet paper rolls. Try your hand at making these fashionable arm cuffs.
These fun-to-make crafts are great for birthday parties, sleepovers, and after school activities! Your kids will go nuts over these!
2. Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder
This is such a great idea! Spread peanut butter on toilet paper rolls, roll them in bird seeds, and then hang them from a tree branch for the birds to enjoy!
This instant bird feeder is sure to delight your kids when they see their project come to life! This cute and simple craft project is great for kids and adults, too.
3. Toilet Paper Roll Rocket
Ready to get crafting? Check out this awesome rocket craft! We just love how the rocket has a hat!
All you will need is a toilet paper tube, orange/yellow construction paper, aluminum foil, scissors, and glue. Check out how it’s done!
4. Toilet Paper Owl Crafts
Aren’t these just the cutest little things? You might need to help your little ones draw the owl faces on there, or simply see what they can come up with themselves.
Either way, this toilet paper roll owl craft is a fun and easy craft for kids to do. It’s a great way to upcycle and you can even turn them into little magnets. The possibilities are endless!
5. Japanese Flying Fish
These Japanese flying fish are by far the coolest out of all the projects in this roundup. The idea is by far, the most unique, too yet simple and easy to make.
I bet they’ll make a great home or playhouse decor, both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to this great handcrafted tutorial, you can also make them with your kids!
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6. Toilet Paper Roll Rave Cars
Does your little guy or girl just love playing with toy cars? Check out this awesome tutorial on how to make mini race cars out of toilet paper rolls because we bet your kids will love it!
You may need to help them with making sure they don’t paint your table! To achieve this effect, watercolor paints always work best!
7. Toilet Paper Teacup Rolls
What a clever and unique idea for homemade toys your kids can get creative with! Check out how to make these adorable little saucers and teacups using toilet paper rolls and cardboard.
For your kids tea party, this fun activity should make the list. I should say they also make fun projects for kids on a do-nothing day.
8. Little Monsters Tutorial
Seriously, these are the most adorable set of little monsters we ever did see. Look how simple they are to make, too.
All you need are some paint and small pompoms from the dollar store! We love seeing projects like this so, kudos!
9. Teach the Kids About Recycling! Make Some Planters
Did you know you can upcycle toilet paper rolls into miniature planters for your garden? Learn how to create these earth-friendly seed starters by keeping a few toilet paper or paper towel rolls handy during the warmer months!
10. Sew A Minion Pencil Case
If you’re into crocheting, you’ll love this easy-peasy piece. A minion pencil case, and indeed, how cute!
It all starts with…a toilet paper tube! The rest of the supplies may be in your DIY stash right now, so let’s get started!
11. Cute Little Kazoos from Toilet Paper Tubes
Remember growing up and playing with those cute little paper kazoos? We do! Now you can make them at home using recycled toilet paper tubes!
They’re very easy to make and only require a short trip to the craft store. In fact, you might just have everything you need in your kitchen!
12. DIY Marble Run with Paper Towel Tubes
Make a maze of excitement for your marble collection with this tubular project! This one actually got me so excited because the set can cost a lot at toy stores!
For my kids who can lose interest as fast as they can get excited, we can simply recycle the toilet papers after they’re done playing. Now, is it not just smart and practical?
13. Toilet Paper Tube Snakes
These toilet paper tube snakes make a perfect kids craft project for little ones. In fact, they make easy toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers with your help, of course.
Try painting them in different colors and top them off with those googly eyes! Be careful with the tiny googly eyes, though because you don’t want them ending up on your toddler’s mouth.
14. Toilet Paper Tube Butterfly
These lovely handmade butterfly kids crafts make the perfect gifts for mom! But they also make great crafting activities for kids whatever the occasion.
Next time you run out of ideas for kids running riot on a birthday party, rally them and let them take on this fun and no-expense craft.
15. Turkey Fine Motor Activity and Craft
Learn how to make this cute little turkey table topper by reusing some toilet paper tubes! This simple fine motor turkey activity is great for kids just learning how to make things!
Looking for easy toilet paper roll crafts for Christmas? Watch this video from Frishta – DIY Craft because you’ll love it:
Who knew saving a couple of rolls of paper towels or toilet paper would turn into a crafting extravaganza! You’ll never run out of ideas with this fun list of toilet paper roll crafts for kids.
Now you know why we never throw some things away and store them properly. The next time you go to throw away all those used TP rolls, think twice about what you could be making.
Which DIY toilet paper roll craft are you going to try with the kids? Let us know below in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 15, 2016, updated for quality and relevancy.