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82 Fun Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids

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Crafting with paper rolls is a fun and environmentally friendly way for kids to express their artistic spirits. With a plain old cardboard tube and your desired toilet paper roll crafts, you can create various decorative and functional items, from cute animal designs to gorgeous home decor. 

Calling all kid-crafters! Here is an extensive list of free toilet paper roll crafts for you to try. From cute animal designs to your favorite characters.

Cardboard tubes can be found anywhere in your household items. It could be toilet paper rolls, kitchen towel rolls, empty yarn rolls, and many more. Instead of tossing these empty rolls to waste, why not recycle them into a fun afternoon crafting activity with the kids? 

Not only are they super affordable, but this activity is a great way to teach your little ones about the importance of recycling and being environmentally aware of reusing items. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s budget-friendly! 

We’ve surfed the web for some of the best and free toilet paper roll crafts for you to try! However, if you need some general guidance, be sure to check out the FAQ section below. Otherwise, have a jolly time making these adorable knick-knacks with your little ones. 

FAQs On Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

1. What materials do I need?

Creating projects with toilet paper roll tubes is much easier than you might think. Our selection of kid-friendly crafts only requires a few essential materials that you can easily get from your local stores. Here is what you’ll need:

– Cardboard tubes
– Cardstock paper
– Colored markers
– Poster color paint
– Scissors
– School glue or hot glue
– Scotch tape
– String
– Googly eyes

2. Are there any safety concerns with paper roll crafts?

Safety precautions should always be taken when using scissors and a hot glue gun with younger kids. Close monitoring and adult supervision are needed to prevent accidents and ensure that the supplies are being used properly.

To take extra precautions, you can sanitize the toilet paper tubes by putting them out in the sun to kill those pesky germs or wipe them down with anti-bacterial wipes. If you choose the second option, make sure to let them fully dry out under the sun first, as the rolls can suck up moisture from the wipes.

3. Where can I get paper tubes?

There are many sources where you can get the paper tubes for free. Besides collecting them from your bathroom, you can also obtain them from your kitchenware, such as cling wraps, aluminum foils, or kitchen paper towels. You can also collect them from yarn tubes and thermal paper tubes.

If you haven’t been saving your toilet paper roll tubes, you can also roll up a piece of construction paper into the same shape. Just roll it around several times for a sturdier structure, and secure it with tape or glue. 

4. What are the benefits of crafting with cardboard tubes?

Recycling paper tubes provides valuable lessons in sustainability for children. They learn firsthand about the importance of recycling and repurposing materials and instilling lifelong habits of environmental consciousness. Additionally, crafting with everyday items fosters resourcefulness and creativity, showing kids how simple materials can be transformed into imaginative creations.

What’s Next?

  • Don’t forget to showcase your completed work on Facebook and Instagram, and tag us @craftpassion.  
  • Pin this onto your Pinterest for later. 
  • Share your toilet paper roll crafts with the community so they can get inspired by your handmade artwork! 
  • While you’re at it, feel free to check more of our Kid’s Crafts, specially made for you. If you’d like more project ideas, feel free to try out Mother’s Day Painting Ideas and Origami Flower Tutorials.

82 Fun Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids

Now that you’re prepped and ready, gather your supplies and browse through the list of tutorials to try with your family! We promise you hours of fun and creativity.

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