Save those toilet paper rolls! We have gathered so many toilet paper roll crafts that your kids are going to love. Kids of all ages, younger kids, older kids, everyone will love all these crafts!
From silly crafts to nature, educational, animals, and more, we have all the toilet paper roll crafts.
Most of these crafts can be done with things you have home including household items. The only constant is the need for empty toilet paper rolls. Some you may need a glue stick or some kind of basic supplies and craft supplies, but they’re easy peasy to get at any dollar store.
But we have a fun craft for everyone. Whether you’re trying to find an easy way to keep your kids busy on a rainy day, or whether you’re needing something for your curriculum, we hope you’ll find what you need amongst these diy projects and awesome craft ideas.
Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids will benefit most from these cute toilet paper roll crafts. However, we do have a few easy toilet paper roll crafts for older kids too.
Oh! Did I mention we have creative crafts for the holidays too? Halloween toilet paper roll crafts? Got em! Christmas? Got em! Hanukah? Got em!
We have something for the whole family.
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Fun Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
1. Painting Rainbows With Tissue Paper Rolls
This is a perfect tissue paper roll craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Cut your tissue paper rolls into round strips and let your little one make happy little rainbows.
2. Paper Roll Printing Activity
Grab your paper rolls and paint to make this amazing stamping art. It looks like flowers! Add extra paint, tissue paper, and newspaper and make a beautiful collage.
3. Toilet Paper Roll Submarine Craft For Kids
How awesome are these toilet paper roll submarine craft for kids. All you need is 2 colors of paint, paint brushes, glue, construction paper, and straws.
4. Toilet Paper Roll Ballerina Craft
Love Swan Lake? The Nut Cracker? Then try your hand at these cute toilet paper roll ballerina crafts! Look how pretty each ballerina looks! They even have beautiful tutus. As a little girl, I always wanted to be a ballerina.
5. Homemade Boat Craft
Grab duct tape, paint, an old milk or juice carton, and a paper towel roll to make this boat. It’s big, and so much fun to play with afterwards. This craft would be great for preschoolers.
6. Toilet Paper Robot Craft For Kids
Use toilet paper rolls, balls, pipe cleaners, and a box to make a robot! It’s so cool looking.
7. Cardboard Tube Race Cars
Make race cars using cardboard tubes! Paint them different colors, give them wheels, and race! Vroom!
8. Cardboard Tube Robots Tutorial
Grab your toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes using paint and markers! They’re so cute! Give them buttons, eyes, and even funny mouths.
9. Cardboard Tube Monsters
These are perfect for pretend play! Make silly monsters using paint, toilet paper rolls, googly eyes, and rubber bands! What a cute face!
10. Toilet Paper Roll Dolls
Promote pretend play with these cute toilet paper roll dolls. Make people, animals, give them crazy hair, or hats, these are so awesome. What a cute idea.
11. Paper Roll Pirate Dolls
Arrrr! Walk the plank Matey! Or just have fun with these paper roll pirate dolls! They’re so easy to make and super awesome! Such a fun idea.
12. Shoe Box School Bus
Don’t let the name fool you. You need toilet paper rolls for this craft too. How else will the bus move? That’s right! The toilet paper rolls are the school bus’s wheels! The wheels on the bus go round and round…
13. DIY Cardboard Tube Wristwatch
Learn about telling time with this super cute craft! You can use toilet paper rolls to make cuffs with watches drawn on them. Draw the minute hand, and hour hand, and have your little one tell you what time it is.
14. Toilet Paper Roll Little Bo Beep and Lambs
Little Bo Beep has lost their sheep….wait, there they are! Make Little Bo Beep and her sheep using toilet paper rolls, fabric, glue, and string.
15. Recycled Building Blocks
Use soap boxes and toilet paper rolls to make building blocks! You can decorate the boxes with washi tape!
16. Tin Foil Bangles
Be fashionable with these tin foil bangles. All you need is tin foil, toilet paper rolls and washi tape. If your kid is bigger you can always you a gift wrap tube too! Any big card board tube will work.
17. Toilet Paper Printing
Explore colors and shapes using toilet paper rolls. This toilet paper roll printing is a great craft and activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
18. Toilet Paper Car For Kids
Grab that toilet paper roll, those bottle caps, and race off to get your art supplies. This toilet paper car is a great craft and can promote pretend play afterwards.
Nature Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
19. Bubble Wrap Cardboard Tube Tree Craft
Grab your toilet paper roll and paper towel rolls to make lovely trees! Paint bubble wrap and use it to make leaves on paper to make your trees colorful and full of foliage.
20. Cardboard Tube Craft: Fall Fingerprint Tree
Use the cardboard tube as the trunk of the tree, and use foam or construction paper for the foliage. Then use finger paints to make the individual leaves.
21. DIY Bird Feeders Using Paper Tubes
Almond butter, bird seed, yarn, golfing tees, and paper tubes are all you need to make this DIY bird feeders. Feed your flying friends all year round.
22. Toilet Paper Roll Snowflake Toddler Craft
This is such a great craft for toddlers. Grab some cardboard rolls, cut the bottoms, and dip them in paint, and stamp construction paper. They make beautiful snowflakes, each one a little different. Just like us!
23. 2 Tier DIY Bird Feeder
Make this 2 tier diy bird feeder! All you need is a nut butter, bird seed, twine, and a toilet paper roll and paper towel roll. It’s great to give back to the animals.
24. Apple Stamping
Toilet paper rolls can be used to make apples! This is such a fun fall craft! Toilet paper roll stamps are so easy to make.
25. Toilet Paper Roll Fall Tree Craft With Fruit Loops
Use toilet paper rolls to make a trunk, construction paper, and fruit loops to make a vibrantly colorful fall tree. Yellows, reds, greens, orange, fruit loops make great leaves.
26. Cardboard Tube Flowers Craft
This is a great craft for toddlers, preschoolers, or even kindergarteners! You can celebrate spring or summer by making these super pretty flowers! Just need tissue paper, markers or paint, pipe cleaners, and toilet paper rolls. Don’t forget to make a vase!
Holiday Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
27. Whimsical Winter Trees Toilet Roll Craft
Grab some toilet paper rolls, some beads, sparkly pipe cleaners, and tinfoil to make these whimsical winter trees! Perfect to make around Christmas time!
28. Paper Tube Christmas Tree Craft
Oh Christmas Tree! How lovely are your branches! Now you can make your very own Christmas tree using paper tubes from toilet paper or paper towels. Paint them green and add glitter, faux gems, and even sparkly pom poms.
29. Paper Angel Christmas Craft
How angelic! These angels use a paper roll for a body, and the wings and head are made from a paper plate. Add some paint, glitter, a face, and a sparkly pipe cleaner and it is complete! What an amazing holiday craft.
30. DIY Heart Shape Stamps
Make beautiful hearts! Use a toilet paper roll, tape, and paint to stamp paper and cards. This would be a perfect craft and activity for Valentine’s day.
31. DIY Valentines Boxes Made From Cardboard Tubes
Give out candy with these DIY Valentine boxes! All you need is washy tape, paint, and card board tubes like from toilet paper rolls.
32. Shamrock Stamping For Toddlers
Take 4 toilet paper cardboard tubes and glue them together. Then you’ll push the tubes in to look like hearts. It may look weird, but when you dip the cardboard stamp into paint, then on paper, it looks like lucky clovers!
33. Emotional Christmas Fairy
Use paper tubes to make these cute Christmas fairies. The best part is, your kids can learn about emotions. Are the Christmas fairies mad? Happy? Sad?
34. Kids Homemade Menorah Using Cardboard Tubes
Skip the fire hazard and make a kid-friendly menorah. The best part is that this menorah is easy for kids to make. Celebrate Hanukah while letting kids being hands on with this kids homemade menorah using cardboard tubes.
35. Cardboard Tube Grinch and Max Craft
Move over jolly St. Nick! Here comes the Grinch and Max! You can make them using cardboard tubes. Don’t forget to give them fluffy Christmas hats.
36. EID Poppers Using Toilet Paper Tubes
Celebrate New Years Eve with these EID toilet paper tubes. The best part is, once you pop them there are Jordan almonds in them.
37. The 3 Wise Men Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Make the 3 wise men this Christmas using toilet paper roll craft. Don’t forget to give them big beards, smiles, eyes, and even head pieces.
38. No Sew, No Glue, Paper Roll Christmas Elves
These Christmas elves are so cute! Look how comfy they look with their little hats, and dresses. The best part is, all you need is a stapler, old socks, paper rolls, and markers.
39. Cupcake Liner and Toilet Paper Tube Turkey Craft
Use toilet paper rolls and cupcake liners as well as googly eyes to make this super cute turkey craft. This is the perfect craft for Thanksgiving.
40. Christmas Paper Roll Characters
Make Santa and Mrs. Clause using toilet paper rolls, cotton balls, wooden balls, paint, and pretty sparkly foam! I love this Christmas character craft!
41. DIY Star Topper Craft
Use paper tubes to make a DIY Star Topper Craft. Every Christmas tree needs a star topper.
42. Snow Owl Ornaments
I love these so much! Use paper rolls to make the body of the snow owl ornament. Add sparkly foam, and vinyl eyes and beak. They’re so classy looking. This is a great toilet paper roll craft for older kids or adults.
43. American Flag Cardboard Tube Craft
Celebrate the United States with this great patriotic craft. Red and blue paint, silver or white washi tape, and paper starts to replicate the flag using cardboard tubes.
44. Thanksgiving Craft With Paper Rolls
Make your own Turkey place cards using paper rolls and construction paper! These are super cute, festive, and colorful.
45. DIY Christmas Stamper
Make your own Christmas wrapping paper using paint and toilet paper rolls. Presents are great, but make it even more special with personalized wrapping paper.
46. DIY Advent Calendar
Save 25 toilet paper rolls this year to make this DIY advent calendar. Cut them down, put sweeties and goodies in them and wrap them with tissue paper. Then add pretties, and number them. It’s great.
47. Santa Christmas Craft For Toddlers
Ho ho ho! Make Santa using toilet paper rolls, pom poms, felt, paint, cotton balls, a soda tab, and a pipe cleaner. This Santa Christmas craft for toddlers is so easy to make and uses a lot of items you may already have.
48. Emotional Santa Doll
Make another Santa doll using a toilet paper roll, but this one is a little different! Your little one will be learning about emotions! Does Santa have a sad face? Smiley face? Angry face?
49. Frosty The Snowman
Make Frosty the Snowman using a toilet paper roll doll and felt. But it is an emotional doll, so how is Frosty feeling? Sad? Angry? Happy? Scared?
Cardboard Tube Animal Crafts
50. Love Bug Caterpillar Craft Using Paper Tubes
This love bug caterpillar craft for kids is so much fun. Use a toilet paper roll, make it heart shape, paint it your favorite color, and use pom poms, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners to make a love bug!
51. Cardboard Tube Sheep Craft
Baaaaa! Make a little sheep with fluffy white fleece using a cardboard tube, cotton balls, and googly eyes! How cute.
52. Octopus Paper Towel Roll Craft For Toddlers
Grab your paper towel rolls, paint, pom poms, and glue! Your octopus can be your favorite colors, have fun colorful legs, oh, and don’t forget googly eyes.
53. Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft
Use empty toilet paper rolls to make this super cute octopi. They’re so colorful, they’re smiley, and I love their googly eyes! Their long curly legs are also cute. This toilet paper roll octopus craft is great for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice their fine motor skills.
54. Preschool Bumblebee Craft Using Toilet Paper Rolls
This craft is great for preschoolers. You can make a bumblebee using a paper roll, wax paper, foam, pipe cleaners, construction paper, markers, and googly eyes.
55. Toilet Paper Tube Octopus
Make another octopus using construction paper, toilet paper roll tubes, crayons, markers, and scissors. This is a great craft for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
56. Shark Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Kids
Who doesn’t love sharks?! Use paper tubes to make these cute sharks. They even have super pointy teeth!
57. Snowy Owl Handprint Craft
How cute are these fluffy wings? Cotton balls and handprints make sweet little wings. Look at their big ole eyes. This snowy owl handprint craft is so cute.
58. Paper Tube Honeycomb Bee Craft
Learn about bees and honeycombs using toilet paper rolls. This is a fun nature craft that is also educational.
59. Cardboard Roll and Cupcake Liner Butterfly Craft
Bust out those random cupcake liners you have in the cabinets and extra toilet paper rolls, paint, markers, and pipe cleaners to make this super cute butterfly craft.
60. Lion Cardboard Tube Craft For Kids
Make the lion roar with this lion cardboard tube craft for kids. The tube will act as it’s body, and you just need glue, markers, and construction paper to make the rest of the lion.
61. Toilet Roll Penguin
Penguins are awesome! They’re black and white with an orange beak and some of them even have crazy hair. You can make your own toilet roll penguin so easily!
62. Lion Crafts For Toddlers
Make a lion using paint, paper, pipe cleaners, markers, pencils, and yes toilet paper rolls!
63. Five Little Crows
Remember the song Five Little Crows? Now you can make them all using toilet paper rolls! Look at their wings!
Educational Toilet Paper Roll Crafts and Activities
64. Toilet Paper Roll Apple Trees
Use extra toilet paper rolls to make apple trees. The best part is, when you’re done, you can use these trees as part of a fun and educational math game. Who would of thought toilet paper roll crafts could be so much fun?
65. O Is For Owl Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Learn the letter o and craft! Use a toilet paper roll to make the cutest owl with big eyes! Don’t forget about it’s yellow beak and colorful feathers.
66. How To Catch A Star Craft
Read the book “How To Catch a Star” and then use cardboard tubes to make shooting starts! Gold and silver starts to catch.
67. Visual Addition Pom Pom Drop Using Cardboard Tubes
Use pom poms, cardboard tubes, to do math. It’s fun, it’s interactive, and a great way to learn to count and add. It’s a great activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarteners.
68. Lord Rama Toilets Paper Roll
Learn about Indian culture with this craft! Make Lord Rama, a leader whose victory over the ten headed demon king, Ravana, is popular lore in Indian culture.
69. DIY Suspension Bridge
Learn about science with this STEM activity. Build a bridge using tape, paper toilet rolls, and string. You can learn about other suspension bridges too like the Golden Gate Bridge.
70. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Inspired Cardboard Roll Paintings
Read the Very Hungry Caterpillar and then make your own using red paint, green paint, a brown marker and cardboard rolls.
71. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cardboard Tube Craft
Another great Very Hungry Caterpillar craft! This one uses a cardboard tube to make the a Very Hungry Caterpillar. Paint his body green and his face red, just like in the book!
72. Jolly Christmas Postman Mailbox Ornament
Make a special ornament for your Christmas tree using a toilet paper roll and paint! This would be a great way for Elves or Santa to leave letters! Or to send letters to them!
73. Honeycomb Chore Chart
Learn about responsibility and life skills with this honeycomb chore chart. Make it colorful and vibrant and then add chores that kids can simply complete.
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What toilet paper roll craft are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!