Need a creative and fun activity for your children? Try creating toilet paper roll crafts. With a bit of creativity and ingenuity, even items like toilet paper rolls that seem useless can be turned into something wonderful.
There are just myriads of items that you can make with toilet paper roll. From colorful octopus, cute bunnies, puzzling art, even a platform to play with marbles. Best of all, these items can be great decorations, playable items or both. Want to try it? Check out our ideas below.
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Toilet Paper Pumpkins
Fall is coming. And the season is incomplete without pumpkin decorations. The thing is, pumpkins don’t last long. As such, they are not good decorations.
And here is where DIY toilet paper roll crafts come to the rescue. Get the pumpkin decorations but without having to worry them getting expired.
All you need to do is to prepare a large toilet paper roll, wrap it with plastic (preferably unused ones that you have) and shape it to a pumpkin.
Then, just wrap everything with a flannel. Finally, stick a wood branch on top of it so they look like pumpkins. There you have it. Pumpkins for days.
Toilet Roll Octopus
Need some toilet paper roll crafts for kids to try? Well, cute animals are always welcome. So, why not make some cute colorful octopus with your unused toilet paper rolls? It is not just fun but also very easy to make.
First, flatten the paper roll and draw eyes, a mouth, and tentacles. Then, cut the tentacles part and spread them outward.
Turn back the paper roll into a circle and voila! Since this is fun, your kid is likely to make some toilet paper roll crafts, so do prepare several rolls for them to have fun with.
Toilet Paper Roll Bunny Craft
Next one is another toilet paper roll crafts animals. This time, instead of octopus, it is bunnies. Who doesn’t like cute bunnies? Everyone likes cute bunnies. This is why they are such good decorations, for just about any room, including the kid’s playroom.
All you need are a drawing pen, several colored papers, colored small rope, and glue. That’s it. It is that simple. Draw the eyes and mouth first, then glue the small rope to make the whiskers and finally, attach the ears.
While these cute bunnies are welcome in any season, they certainly make good toilet paper roll crafts Easter decorations.
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Making DIY toilet paper roll crafts is surely a fun and exciting activity. Not only it is fun to do, but you also get something awesome from it too. For example, adorable ‘snowman’ toilet paper roll crafts like these.
Creating these ‘snowman’ is simple. Prepare several toilet rolls, cut two holes on the side, create the eye, nose, and mouth and hang long pieces of clothes or papers at the bottom.
You can hang these ‘snowman’ anywhere. If you hang them outside, they can serve as windsocks, too. Isn’t that amazing?
Toilet Roll Ninjas
As we have shown you, many creative empty toilet paper roll crafts can be made. But we haven’t told you about the ninjas, have we? These scary ninjas make perfect small decorations in any interior, including even the study desk.
It doesn’t take much to make, don’t worry. You need paper rolls, black sticks, straws, and paints. The first and foremost thing to do is to paint the paper rolls.
Paint the rolls completely, leaving a stripe on the upper half for the eyes. Draw the eyes, tie the straw sash and place the sticks. Voila!
Winter Toilet Paper Roll Animals
Want to have a bird but don’t have the time to take care of them? No problem. Make your own bird (or birds) using your unused toilet paper rolls. With a bit of ingenuity and creativity, you can have cute bird decorations.
What birds should you make? Well, what are your favorite ones? Owl? Perhaps penguin? You can make just any bird you want. There is no limit on how many you should make, either. So, go ahead and fill your interior with toilet paper roll crafts birds!
Paper Roll Flowers
Flower decorations almost always work. It makes the interior look fresher, more lively and of course, beautiful as well. But not all of us have the time to take care of living flowers daily. Here’s an alternative: make toilet paper roll crafts flowers.
To make the flowers, cut a paper roll into several lines. To make it easier, color the paper roll first, let it dry and then cut it. Then, fold each of the lines to form a petal.
A line is enough to make one. You can also use the pieces to make the branch and leaves. Glue the flower in a paper and there you go.
Paper Roll Frogs
You can make just about anything for your paper roll DIY projects. Animals, flowers, ninjas, snowman, anything. You can make cute little frogs like these too if you want. Unlike the previous toilet paper roll crafts, you can make the frogs more interactive.
Notice how these frogs have a string as the tongue. At the end of the string, there is an insect-like figure. Since the tongue is made of string, you can move it around to your liking. Awesome, isn’t it?
Want some toilet paper rolls crafts for kids that are fun? Try making a puzzle out of them. These paper rolls are good examples.
Notice how the image on each paper roll is incomplete. When they are joined together, they form a complete image like a sitting elephant, for example.
To make these puzzles, the first thing to do is to draw an image on the paper rolls. Flatten the paper rolls and let your children draw on them as if they are a single paper. Then, when they are done, separate the paper rolls again and turn them into circles again.
Is your toddler love to play with marbles? While the other toilet paper roll crafts are mostly decorations, not with this one. This one can be played with. Because of that, it is among best toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers.
What is best about this craft is that it is very easy to make. You just need several paper rolls, split some into two halves and create holes for these split parts and attach. There you have it. A unique platform toy for marbles.
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Toilet Paper Roll Fish Craft
Koi fish is a sign of luck in Chinese. Well, if you have lots of unused toilet paper rolls, you can consider yourself lucky. How could you not? You basically have good materials you can turn into something awesome like koi fish here.
Making these koi fish is easy too. Prepare paints, a marker, colored folding papers, and glue. Those are what you need.
Paint the paper rolls and close one of their ends to be the mouth. Attach folding papers to be the fins, and draw eyes with a marker. Now you got yourself cute koi fish.
The next one also includes fish. It is different from most toilet paper roll crafts in the list. Rather than letting the objects (in this case, fish) free, you are fishing them. Sounds exciting, isn’t it? Well yes, because it is.
Make fish from the paper rolls, give them flowing fins at the bottom, tie a small rope and hang them on a pole. And it is done. Very easy, right?
Mummy Toilet Paper
Is Halloween coming? You need to prepare appropriate toilet paper roll crafts for Halloween then. Your toilet paper roll crafts don’t need to be elaborate.
Even simple crafts will be enough. Look at these mummies. Aren’t they cute? As simple as they are, they make great decorations.
Here’s how to make these crafts: scrabble a part of the paper roll with a marker, attach eyes to it and finally, wrap the soon-to-be mummy with toilet paper. There you go. Your Halloween mummies are ready.
Brighten your morning with this cute chicken. While this craft is not as easy as the other toilet paper roll crafts in our list, it certainly makes a statement any room. So yes, the craft is worth the effort.
This one is a bit detailed and you will need items like feathers, glue, a small ball, marker, a stand and a platform for the chicken. The paper roll is the body, the ball is the head, and the feathers are, well feathers.
Have a beach themed interior? Or perhaps you just need cute beach themed DIY toilet paper roll crafts to add to your interior? Either way, making mermaids from toilet paper rolls will do.
Notice how simple these mermaids are. Just make a face, add two clams, wrap the lower part with folding paper for the fish part, and add a bundle of threads for the hair. As simple as that. While they may be simple, they will make cute additions to the interior, beach themed or not.
Toilet Paper Roll Honey Bee
What do you think? Really adorable isn’t it? Better yet, this adorable bee is made of a paper roll, something which often thrown away. So if you have some unused paper rolls, prepare yellow paint, a piece of tulle, small sticks, and beads.
Paint the paper roll in yellow and black, attach the beads for the eyes, sticks for the antennae and attach the tulle for the wings. There you go. An adorable bee.
COURTESY OF MORNING CREATIVITY
Most of our toilet paper roll crafts here are mainly decorations. This one is not only a decoration but also functional as well. If you have over 30 paper rolls, turning them into a wall calendar like this is not a bad idea.
A wall calendar like this makes waiting for a certain date fun. Be it waiting for Christmas, a birthday, new year, and so on. All you need to do is to place a number on each paper roll and organize them to look like a calendar. Simple? Yes. Fun? Very.
There is no better to welcome a certain holiday than preparing the appropriate decorations. As we have shown here, paper roll crafts do make great decorations for holidays. Of course, this also includes Saint Patrick’s Day too.
So, welcome the holiday with a cute leprechaun made from unused toilet paper rolls. Just paint or wrap a paper roll in green, add a face, a button, and an orange beard. That’s it.
Paper Roll Dragon Craft
Animals toilet paper roll crafts for kids don’t impress your kid enough? Okay, what about a dragon that breathes fire? Now that will be impressive!
To make the fire-breathing dragon, paint the dragon with whatever color your kid likes (green, for example), attach round beads for the eyes and nose, and attach red, orange and yellow slices of colored papers at the end of the paper roll. Blow into the roll and watch the dragon breathes fire!
The last one in our toilet paper roll crafts list is a decoration to welcome fall. Nothing makes the season better than proper decorations.
The good news is you can recycle unused toilet paper rolls into decorations for the season. This tree is a good example of that.
Notice how worn out the trunk of this decorative tree is. The weathered leaves above and below make you feel the mood of the season. A simple yet creative way to welcome the season.