Toilet paper roll crafts not only provide an economical material for kids to use for a variety of craft projects, but it’s also a great way to reuse and repurpose what would otherwise be trash.
What is it about kids and toilet paper? They either use too much or not enough, and never at the right time! And when it’s time for a new roll, my kids often manage to change it but fail to discard the empty roll leading to a collection of them on the back of the toilet. Realizing our bathroom trash was often 90% empty toilet paper rolls, I figured we could put them to better use and searched out these 19 fun and easy toilet paper roll crafts for kids.
Toilet Paper Roll Toys
Make your own race cars and then you can pretend to race them around the house!
Turn an old paper roll, a bit of craft paper, and your imagination into this adorable little fairy house! A great addition to an indoor fairy garden or play house for kids!
Help your little mermaid have swimmingly good craft time with this fun toilet paper tube mermaid craft for kids.
This fun Toy Story inspired craft that will finally give you a reason to use all of those empty TP rolls your kids have been collecting.
Kids of all ages are going to have a literal blast with these homemade pom pom shooters or poppers!
Holiday Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
This adorable pumpkin is fancy enough to adorn your family dinner table or give as a wonderful gift too but super simple to make. Check out how to make this Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin!
These little poppers are a fun craft to make from empty toilet paper rolls, that have the added fun of busting open with confetti inside!
This Turkey Toilet Paper Roll Craft is the perfect Kids Thanksgiving Craft Idea. You can make them as a fun fall activity or a way to decorate your Thanksgiving Dinner table.
Recreate a classic handmade ornament from your childhood with your own children. This toilet paper Santa ornament is a fun family craft.
Turn your endless supply of toilet paper tubes into some fun and slightly scary monsters for Halloween.
Animal Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
These cute and cuddly toilet paper roll piglets will be perfect for farm play or for any animal-loving kids.
TP Roll Crabs (from Everyday Mouse)
There’s no shortage of crafts you can make with toilet paper rolls, but this little guy is especially cute! Just in time for summer, let’s grab some googly eyes and make toilet paper tube crab craft!
I just love ladybugs and so do little ones. This super cute toilet tube ladybug craft is great for building fine motor skills, teaching kids about bugs, and learning the letter “L”.
Make this adorable toilet paper roll mouse craft with the kids for farm animal themes, M is for mouse themes or anytime you want an easy kids craft.
Help your kids create cute and creative creations with this toilet paper roll butterfly craft for kids. Here’s how to make them!
Functional Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
Fun, easy, and enjoyed by both kiddos and adults, these Upcycled Toilet Paper Seedling Pots reuse old paper towel rolls and teach kids about plant growth and gardening.
These simple bird feeders are the ideal way to introduce even the youngest children to watching and feeding the birds in their garden. Get kids interested in the natural world and they will care more about it while getting involved in caring for the wildlife in their patch.
Star Tubes (from Bubbablue and Me)
Help teach children about star constellations and have fun with torches in the dark at the same time.
Making your own spectroscope, also known as a CD spectroscope or sometimes a kaleidoscope, is pretty simple and not intimidating at all! Before you know it, your kids will be well on their way to making all kinds of rainbows.
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Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.