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Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

  • Duration

    short

  • Age

    , toddler, child

  • Skill for Bub

    Just for fun, Hand/eye coordination

Summary

Make fun crafts using the empty toilet paper rolls.

Most children love pulling toilet paper off the roll throughout toilet training. So much, actually, that many times we end up running for the plunger to fix the stopped up toilet that’s been a victim of an overly enthusiastic child! But you can use this enthusiasm to make your child want to go to the potty so he can get to the end of the roll. How? Make fun crafts with him using the empty toilet paper rolls.

I See You Binoculars

You’ll need:

  • 2 empty toilet paper tubes (you can also use paper towel rolls)
  • Glue
  • Paint, markers, crayons, stickers and other embellishments

Let your child decorate the two empty toilet paper rolls by using paint, markers or crayons. If using paint, let it dry before gluing on other embellishments like wiggle eyes, feathers, beads, etc. Young children may just want to cover the tubes with stickers. Glue the tubes together to form his unique pair of binoculars.

Surprise Rolls

You’ll need:

  • Empty toilet paper tubes (you can also use paper towel rolls)
  • Paint, markers, crayons, stickers and other embellishments
  • Glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Lollies or other small items to fill the tube

Have your child decorate as many tubes as he would like with the paint, markers, crayons, stickers and other embellishments. Make them all different! Get creative! Cut squares of tissue paper big enough to cover the ends of the tubes. Glue the tissue paper to seal up one end of each tube. Let your child fill the tubes up with small candies or other items (maybe even homemade confetti), then seal the other end with another square of tissue paper. All the tubes to dry completely before handing them out to friends and family.

Napkin Rings

You’ll need:

  • Empty toilet paper tubes (you can also use paper towel rolls)
  • Scissors
  • Paint, markers, crayons, stickers or other embellishments

Carefully cut the toilet paper tubes into 1-inch rings. Let your child decorate each ring using the paint, markers or crayons, then help him glue on fun craft items like small pompoms, feathers, beads, wiggle eyes, felt shapes, etc. Allow the rings to dry, then use at your next meal. These are great to make for holidays or parties.