12 Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids {Recycle those Toilet Paper Tubes!}

Toilet paper roll crafts are genius.

Seriously!  You are throwing these things away on a weekly basis and here are some ways to repurpose the empty toilet paper tubes as an activity for kids.

Kids Activities Blog LOVES a win-win craft for kids.  Today we are highlighting 12 of our favorite toilet paper roll crafts from It’s Playtime and among some of our favorite blogs.

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Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Toilet Paper Roll Blocks – Create building material out of recyclables including empty toilet paper tubes.  I love this idea from No Time for Flashcards.

Toilet Paper Roll Castle – A little paint and construction paper can transform a simple toilet paper tube craft into a magical kingdom with a castle.  This sweet activity is from Blog Me Mom.

Toilet Paper Roll Math Manipulatives - Fun building and ordering games come from Learn and Play at Home as part of the Playful Maths Series.  Numbers added to tube rings can be used oh so many ways.

Toilet Paper Roll Shape Game – Go on a shape hunt with your toilet paper roll craft binoculars!  This inventive way to repurpose comes from The Imagination Tree.

Toilet Paper Roll Space Shuttle – Space exploration has never been cuter.  Love this paper space shuttle from Mama Smiles.

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Toilet Paper Roll Monsters – These are absolutely the most precious monsters!  Matsutake has easy steps to create toilet paper tube craft creatures that will be the envy of any Wild Things.

Toilet Paper Roll Ramp – This simple game creates the perfect bean transportation.  I love how Mommy with Selective Memory transforms common household items into an imaginative experience for her kids.

Toilet Paper Roll SculptureHappy Hooligans uses toilet paper tubes to teach kids how to use a low temperature glue gun with these photographic sculpture masterpieces!

Toilet Paper Roll Deer – Using twigs and recycled toilet paper tubes, Creative Playhouse transforms these items into the sweetest reindeer.

Toilet Paper Roll Color Matching Game – Some construction paper and a few colorful pom poms make an easy DIY game that is fun for kids.  Child Care Resources presents this simple idea.

Toilet Paper Roll Lacing – Super sweet pre-sewing ideas from Puttis World include this hole punched toilet paper tube for yarn lacing.

Toilet Paper Roll Toddler Tubes - Wonderful, colorful toys for toddlers created from something you likely threw away earlier today!  I love this idea from Teach Preschool.

Toilet Paper Roll OctopusOK, I know this is #13, but it is too cute to not include.  It is a simple toilet paper tube octopus we featured here on Kids Activities Blog a few weeks ago by Quirky Momma, Havalyn.

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Join in on the fun of our weekly It’s Playtime Kids Meme.  Each Wednesday at 4 pm CST, we publish {with the help of our co-hostesses} the the link up where YOU can add your kids crafts, activities and games.  Each Wednesday morning we feature our favorites.

In between we visit and pin away…see you this afternoon!




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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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