Are you a fan of turning your would-be trash into a handmade treasure? If so, then take a look at these clever craft ideas that use empty toilet paper rolls. I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to 2020 than with its unofficial mascot. After all, we likely all have a good amount of rolls to use up.
If you are ready to roll with some simple and affordable craft options, then check out these great toilet paper roll craft ideas to help spark some inspiration.
1.Winter Toilet Paper Roll Animals
Get the Tutorial Here: The Best Ideas for Kids
What a great craft to make during a winter day when it’s too cold to go outside. These winter toilet paper roll animals are so cute that you’ll struggle to decide which is your favorite. You may just want to make them all!
2.Elf Christmas Decoration Toilet Roll
Get the Tutorial Here: A Mom’s Impression
This do-it-yourself Christmas craft is another one your kids will love. These awesome elf Christmas decorations are great for decorating and adding a bit of elf culture to your home.
3.Dr. Seuss Lorax Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Get the Tutorial Here: A Sparkle of Genius
Did you know that March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day? If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the beloved children’s book author, spend your day creating this lovely Lorax out of a toilet paper roll.
4.Toilet Roll Zebra
Get the Tutorial Here: Crafts By Amanda
Take a look at this striped sweety made out of empty toilet paper rolls. This zebra is a perfect project for your zoo-loving little ones.
5.Dragon Pencil Pot
Get the Tutorial Here: Crafts for Kids
Breathe a little fire into your crafting with this functional dragon pencil pot. He is sure to brighten up any desk while protecting your pencils.
6.Toilet Paper Tube Puppets
Get the Tutorial Here: Skip to My Lou
You probably already have all the items you’ll need to create these precious puppets. They use basic pieces any crafter will have in their stash. These puppets are perfect for a day of indoor crafting.
7.Batman and Robin Roll
Get the Tutorial Here: The Craft Train
Holy upcycling, Batman! These handsome heroes are simple and cheap to make. In addition to paints and toilet paper rolls, you’ll just need some felt for their capes.
8.TP Roll Binocular Poppy Cat
Get the Tutorial Here: Red Ted Art
Are you a fan of Poppy Cat? Start exploring all things big and small with these toilet paper roll binoculars featuring your favorite curious cat.
9.Toilet Roll SophistiCats
Get the Tutorial Here: Molly Moo
To get started on these fancy felines, all you need are some toilet paper rolls, and white paint. The kiddos will love decorating them with paints and crayons.
10.Toilet Roll Building Blocks
Get the Tutorial Here: Swoodson Says
What a simple do-it-yourself craft that turns boring brown rolls into colorful toys. All you need to get started is some scrapbook paper and hot glue. Crafts don’t come any cheaper than that!
11.Easy Phone Holder
Get the Tutorial Here: Easy Peasy Creative
Another piece that is both fun and functional. This practical piece can be decorated to match your style.
12.4th of July Party Favors
Get the Tutorial Here: DIY Candy
You and the little ones are certain to have a blast making these 4th of July party favors. Use your empty toilet paper rolls to make a patriotic piece that costs just pennies.
13.Cardboard Tube Monsters
Get the Tutorial Here: The Joys of Sharing
Check out these charming monsters. They’re just way too sweet to be scary. Add this to your list of Halloween crafts to complete with your favorite little monster!
14.Toilet Roll Glasses
Get the Tutorial Here: Pink Stripey Socks
If you’re in the mood for pineapples and rainbows, then take a look at these gorgeous glasses. Or get creative and design your own.
15.Toilet Roll Birthday Crowns
Get the Tutorial Here: Creative Jewish Mom
A toilet paper roll birthday crowns will be a great addition to your next birthday party. Make a birthday crown for each guest or use them as napkin rings. Every guest will look like royalty with these cute crowns on their heads!
16.Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen
Get the Tutorial Here: Crafts by Courtney
With so many different ways to create this toilet paper roll snowman, you may struggle to choose just one way! But since they’re so simple, go ahead and try all three.
17.Shark Paper Tube Craft
Get the Tutorial Here: Hello Wonderful
Does anyone else get excited for Shark Week each summer? What better way to get in the mood for some sea creatures than with this toothy tube shark!
18.Fire Breathing Dragon Craft
Get the Tutorial Here: One Little Project
Check out this fierce fire breathing dragon made from a toilet paper roll. This is a simple craft using even simpler supplies. Your little ones will have tons of fun stoking these faux flames.
19.Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Get the Tutorial Here: Mermag Blog
Looking for a new furry friend to add to your paper stable? Look no further than these long necked llamas. Make them in any color using empty toilet paper rolls.
20.Toilet Paper Roll Train Craft
Get the Tutorial Here: Kids Activities
All aboard! Your kids won’t just love making this toilet paper train, they’ll love playing with it for days to come.
21.Shark Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Get the Tutorial Here: Glue Sticks and Gum Drops
If your little one is into ocean animals, then check out this toothy toilet paper shark. Grab the hot glue gun and googly eyes and get to crafting!
22.Cardboard Tube Unicorn Craft
Get the Tutorial Here: Kid’s Craft Room
Who knew an empty toilet paper roll could be so majestic? This magical mare has rosy cheeks made out of a fingerprint to give her that perfect personal touch.
23.Cardboard Tube Elephant Craft
Get the Tutorial Here: Creative Family Fun
All you’ll need to get started on these adorable elephants is paint, scissors, glue, and googly eyes. Get ready for an afternoon of crafting that you and the little ones are sure not to forget.
24.Rockhopper Penguin Kids Craft
Get the Tutorial Here: This NZ Life
Rockhopper penguins look like little black and white rock stars. Your kiddos will enjoy decorating them with punk rock hair and googly eyes.
25.Recycle Cardboard Animals
Get the Tutorial Here: Ukkonooa
Birds, cats, and bunnies, oh my! Your kids will have a tough time choosing which one of these adorable animals is their favorite. You may just have to make them all.
There are so many toilet paper roll craft options to choose from, it may be tough for you to decide where to begin. After reviewing all of the above options, it’s safe to say that a fun-filled day of crafting is in store no matter which one you choose.
Once you decide which toilet paper roll craft you’d like to make, it’s time to head to a local craft store to get any additional supplies you may need. Paints, glue, and maybe a little glitter will get you well on your way! Have you tried any of these toilet paper roll craft projects? Please share these links to spread these fun ideas. Are you ready to rock your roll? Leave us a comment and let us know which of the above toilet paper roll crafts is your personal favorite.