Crafts for Kids

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Don’t throw out that toilet paper roll! You are going to want to save those tp rolls to make these super cute and fun-to-make toilet paper roll crafts for your next kids activities. Recycling the cardboard tube into cars, sharks, octopus, games, snakes, butterflies, trees, dinosaur skeletons and more is lots of fun for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first graders and 2nd graders too!
Don’t throw out that toilet paper roll! You are going to want to save those tp rolls to make these super cute and fun-to-make toilet paper roll crafts for your next kids activities. Recycling the cardboard tube into cars, sharks, octopus, games, snakes, butterflies, trees, dinosaur skeletons and more is lots of fun for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first graders and 2nd graders too!

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Whether you are trying to recycle some old cardboard tubes or you are just looking to wow your children as you transform an empty tp roll into something amazing, you will love these creative crafts for kids. We have found some pretty epic projects for you and your toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartens, grade 1, and grade 2 students to make. The hardest thing for you to decide is which toilet paper roll craft will you try first!

Toilet Paper Crafts of cars, trucks, trains transportation toilet paper roll crafts

Paper roll crafts

  • We are love this super clever, brightly colored Train project with the recycled lid wheels
  • 3….2….1…. BLAST OFF with this TP Rocket craft
  • Kids will have fun designing their own Cars with this really fun to make car craft
  • Head over the blue yonder with this cool Airplane project
  • Or dive down deep to explore the ocean in this Submarine craft
  • This Boat craft from tp rolls is pretty epic!

Animal Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Preschool toilet paper roll crafts

Recreate some of your children’s favorite creatures with these fun animal crafts made from toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls.

  • I love the tentacles on this happy Octopus
  • Not-so-scary Monsters
  • Frearsome green Crocodile project
  • These beautiful Flying Fish would be a great project when children are traveling around the world for a Japan craft project for kids
  • I love the wings on these Butterfly crafts
  • Gobble Gobble! Easy Turkey craft perfect for thanksgiving in November
  • Retell your kids favorite dragon story with this Dragon Puppet
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar craft perfect for Eric Carle Day!
  • Another fun Butterfly project kids will love
  • Yikes! Check out these Snakes!
  • If you are heading under the sea exploring, you’ll want to make these Shark Binoculars

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Toilet roll crafts

Cardboard Tube Crafts

Paper Towel Roll Crafts

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Toilet paper tube crafts

Can you believe how many cool toilet paper tube crafts there are! If you are like us you will want ot try them all!

favorite character toilet paper roll crafts

Toilet paper roll crafts for kids

Finally, try turning the cardboard tp roll into an amazing toilet paper roll crafts for kids with these cartoon character ideas!

  • Make the lovable Olaf from Frozen into a toilet paper roll cutie
  • Your Minecraft fan will love this Minecraft Creeper craft to decorate his shelf or desk
  • Make a group of silly, lovable yellow Minions out of toilet rolls
  • After reading the classic, kid friendly Paddington books you can make acute Paddington out of a cardboard tube
  • Do your kids love Sesame street? Recreate two of preschoolers favorite characters – Elmo & Cookie Monster!
  • Do you want to build a Snowman?
  • You don’t have to go from a galaxy far, far away to hang out with your favorite Star Wars Characters! You can build Han Solo, Chewbaca, R2D2, Princess Leia, Luke Sywalker, and more!
  • Perhaps your kids are Muppet fans? If so try this super cute Beaker craft.
  • Or get ready for Christmas by building this cool DIY Nativity Set
We hope you enjoyed all these fun Toilet Paper Roll Crafts. Which one will you try first?

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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