One craft material that seems to have a seemingly limitless supply is toilet paper rolls. Unless there’s a pandemic and you didn’t get what you needed before the shelves were emptied… but short of that we all have toilet paper rolls and have a fresh supply every week! These easy toilet paper roll crafts for kids are perfect for days when you want to craft with the kids, but you don’t want to buy a bunch of craft supplies.
The easy crafts in this list can be made with toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls with just a few additional materials that you probably already have on hand. Kids will love these super fun craft projects and you will love that they can be kept busy with just a few cheap supplies!
Weirded out by using toilet paper rolls? Grab these rolls instead:
Super Cute Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids
Ocean-themed paper roll crafts
This super cute paper roll mermaid is a perfect addition to your kids’ pretend play. You can set up a little ocean scene and make the craft fun last even longer!
These fish crafts are a lot of fun to use with your mermaids!
Or how about adding an octopus or two made with cardboard tubes. Great for cutting skills!
These frog ball catchers are the perfect craft for practicing hand-eye coordination skills!
Midievil and Fantasy Easy Toilet Paper Roll Craft Ideas
What kid doesn’t love imaginary play? Especially when it involves castles and princesses and brave knights? Pair that up with a super cute unicorn for hours of play!
Create your own castle with a little bit of hot glue and creativity!
Bring out your inner Disney fan and set off fireworks at your castle with this fun firework art activity!
Animal Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids
Create some rainbow binoculars and then explore some easy to make animals. There are endless possibilities, so just use this list as inspiration. Once you master a few of these ideas, you can expand to whatever animals your kids are currently learning about.
Transportation Themed Paper Towel Crafts
Create these fun transportation-themed paper towel crafts and play for hours!
STEM Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
STEM activities (science, technology, engineering and math) activities don’t have to be complicated or expensive. These activities using leftover paper rolls, are almost free and crazy fun!
Create your own adorable (or scary) monsters with toilet paper rolls, pipe cleaners and googly eyes.
DIY Building Blocks from paper rolls. I love how you not only get to enjoy creating your own blocks, but you can use the blocks for days, creating new scenery and projects! Build to your building block collection each time you have a new empty roll available.
Get super creative and make a bag from paper towel rolls.
Add a few simple craft materials and create a sculpture!
This marble run is completely customizable and will provide lots of entertainment for the kids!
These kaleidoscopes are a great way to learn about science while creating a unique craft.
Nature Crafts with Paper Rolls
These simple crafts are a great way to connect your kids with nature! Enjoy the wind, feed the birds and plant a garden with these easy paper roll crafts.
I especially love the seedling starters! They are the perfect way to start a garden without needing to invest in planters and pre-grown plants. A great way to save money and teach your kids about growing plants!
No matter how you decide to use your abundance of toilet paper rolls, your kids can have hours of crafting and playing fun without breaking the bank on extra craft materials.
What is your favorite way to use up toilet paper rolls? I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below to let me know what you’ve tried!
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