65+ Toilet Paper Roll Crafts


Toilet paper roll crafts are one of our most favorite craft activities for kids of all ages.  The possibilities of things you can create with cardboard tubes and craft rolls are endless. We’ve got a huge selection of toilet paper roll crafts today you can make with simple craft supplies. Look through the big list of toilet paper roll craft ideas and choose something fun to make today!

Image shows a compilation of toilet paper roll crafts for kids, like a lion paper craft, a shark paper craft, etc.
Let’s make some toilet paper roll crafts!

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts For Kids

We throw out so many toilet paper rolls. Many times we don’t think about how many things we can make out of recycled roll. This big list of toilet paper roll craft ideas is segmented and you can jump ahead by clicking on a craft topic:

Favorite Craft Roll Crafts

There are crafts for every ages from: toddlers, preschool kids, kindergarten kids, elementary age and older kids that love to get creative.

Animal Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

1. Paper Plate Lion Toilet Paper Tube Craft

Image shows a lion toilet paper roll craft. Idea from Craftulate
Let’s make a cute lion craft!

It may be a paper plate lion, but it’s body is made from a toilet paper roll. It’s really a fun craft with lots of coloring!

2. Cotton Ball Sheep Toilet Roll Craft

Make a fluffy cotton ball sheep using empty toilet paper rolls as their bodies. Don’t forget about their little legs made from pipe cleaners!

3. Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft

This toilet paper roll octopus would be a great rainy day craft! Make an octopus easily using a toilet paper roll, crayons, markers, and construction paper!

4. Penguin Paper Tube Craft

toilet paper roll craft - penguin with yarn hair and googly eyes
Cute penguin craft!

Penguins are super cute and one of the more easy crafts. Just need paper, glue, yard, googly eyes, and a toilet paper roll. This penguin craft is adorable.

5. Caterpillar Cardboard Tube Craft

Image shows a caterpillar toilet paper roll craft in front of a blue cakground. Idea from Mommys Bundle
What an adorable caterpillar!

Spread the love with this love bug caterpillar craft! It’s colorful and cute, and rests on a heart shaped tube made from a toilet paper roll. Super cute and perfect for Valentine’s day.

6. Bumble Bee Craft Preschool Kids Will Love Made From Toilet Paper Rolls

Teaching the letter B? Learning about bugs? Then you’ll definitely want to try out this bumble bee craft preschool kids will not only love, but have an easy time with. It really is a cute idea.

7. Crow Toilet Paper Tube Craft

toilet roll craft: 5 little crows preschool games, songs and craft - 5 black crow crafts shown
Let’s make birds out of toilet paper rolls!

Do you know the song about the 5 little crows? That is where this crow craft came fun! So enjoy some crafts and songs with your preschool kid.

8. Toilet Paper Roll Owl Craft

Who. Who. A toilet paper roll owl that’s who! Puns aside, this is perfect for craft time! They’re easy to make and adorable!

9. Hungry Caterpillar Paper Tube Craft

Does your child love the Hungry Caterpillar book? Then pair this craft up with the story. It will be so much fun!

10. Owl Art Toilet Paper Roll Activity

toilet paper roll craft - owl with cotton wings

Use empty rolls to make this owl art activity! It’s wings are white and fuzzy and super cute.

11. Shark Cardboard Roll Craft

Image shows a shark toilet paper roll craft in front of a yellow background. Idea from Gluesticks Gum drops
Kids will love making their own shark crafts.

Dun dun….dun dun…dun dun…. That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this shark craft. Whether you love Jaws, sharks, or shark week, this is a one of the more cute toilet paper crafts. Look at the pointy teeth!

12. Butterfly Cardboard Tube Craft

Cupcake liners, pipe cleaners, markers, toilet paper tubes are all you need! They used gold and white cupcake liners, but I think the colorful ones or ones with designs on them would be perfect for this butterfly craft.

13. How To Make A Toilet Paper Tube Octopus

Image shows two octopus toilet paper roll crafts from Kids Activities Blog
Don’t you just love ocean toilet paper roll crafts?

Want to show your child how to make a toilet paper tube octopus? It’s easy! And they have long flowy legs!

14. Hungry Caterpillar Necklace Made From A Paper Tube

Everyone likes the story about the Hungry Caterpillar, and now you can make this cute Hungry Caterpillar necklace. 

15. Owl Art For Kids Made From An Empty Toilet Roll

This owl art for kids is super unique because the owl is sleeping on a tree branch. This is great for bigger kids!

Holiday Paper Roll Crafts

16. Cardboard Tube Turkey

toilet roll craft: turkey craft for kids with toilet paper roll and cupcake liners from Crafty Morning
Let’s make a toilet roll turkey!

How festive! You can make a turkey for Thanksgiving using colorful cupcake liners and a toilet paper roll. This is one of my favorite easy toilet paper roll crafts for the holidays!

17. Paper Tube Christmas Tree

Don’t throw out that toilet paper roll! This is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit by making this paper tube Christmas tree. Add a little paint, sequins, gems, and you’re all set.

18. The Jolly Christmas Postman Paper Roll Craft

Image shows a DIY toilet paper roll mailbox. Idea from Left Brain Craft Brain
Make this cute mailbox with your toilet paper roll.

The Jolly Christmas Postman is a children’s book and is super cute. You can base an ornament off the story by making your own small cardboard mailbox to hang on the tree. This would be a great Christmas craft for younger kids.

19. Cardboard Tube Santa Doll Craft

Santa dolls are perfect to make for the holiday season and are rather simple crafts. But these are special because they teach your child about their emotions as well. That’s very important especially for smaller children. (Link no longer available)

20. Christmas Toilet Paper Craft

Looking for more holiday crafts? Then you’ll definitely find the perfect one among these Christmas toilet paper crafts.

21. Kids Christmas Wrapping Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft

What a great way to use empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls! Let your child make their own kids Christmas wrapping paper by stamping brown paper! This is also a great way to work on fine motor skills. (Link no longer available)

22. Pumpkin Stamp Paper Tube Craft

Image shows two pictures of a toilet paper roll used to create a pumpkin stamp. Idea from Crafty Morning
A perfect Halloween/Fall craft!

This pumpkin stamp would make a great Halloween craft. This is one of those toilet roll crafts that can be used for Halloween or fall.

23. Heart Stamp Made From Toilet Paper Tube

Share the love with this heart stamp. This would be perfect for Valentine’s cards and Valentine’s art. It’s easy peasy to do, and a lot of fun! Make red hearts, purple hearts, pink hearts, or whatever your favorite color is. (Link no longer available)

24. No Glue Christmas Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

We already made Santa dolls, now it is time to make Santa’s helpers! This is a great addition to the Santa craft and is great for small kids since it is one of the few no glue Christmas crafts that I’ve come across.

25. Shamrock Printing Made From Toilet Paper Tubes

Image shows a picture of four toilet paper rolls shaped like shamrocks for stamp printing.
There are so many fun things you can do with toilet paper rolls.

Don’t forget about St. Patrick’s Day! This craft project is super easy, you just need 4 toilet paper rolls and paint to do some shamrock printing.

26. Paper Tube Christmas Tree

recycled paper tube christmas tree craft

Okay, this one will require you save up a few toilet paper tubes. But once you have them you can make a paper tube Christmas tree. Decorate it with other craft supplies like: paint, glitter, sequins, etc.

27. Thanksgiving Place Cards Made From Cardboard Tubes

Let your children help decorate this Thanksgiving by making this super cute Thanksgiving place cards. Each one is colorful, looks like a turkey, and only requires basic supplies. Plus it will help keep your kids busy while you start prepping for supper!

28. Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Crafts

Image shows two pictures of a toilet paper roll mummy for Halloween decoration.
Such a simple but fun Halloween craft for decor.

How spooky! These toilet paper roll Halloween crafts are actually very cute. Use your empty rolls, and a little toilet paper or paper towels to make this mummy!

29. Santa Toilet Paper Roll Craft

santa toilet paper roll craft

Check out this cute and easy Santa craft made from toilet paper rolls. Kids of all ages can help make Santa and customize the way they want for the holidays.

30. Emo Christmas Fairies Made From Cardboard Tubes

Learn about emotions with these Emo Christmas Fairies and friends project! Make Holly the Christmas fairy, Jack Frost, Santa, and more! (Link no longer available)

31. Star Ornament Toilet Tube Craft For Preschoolers

Star ornament craft made from toilet paper tubes and gold stars
We love recycling crafts here.

Pair a book and a craft this holiday season! Make this star ornament craft for preschoolers to decorate your Christmas tree!

32. Mr. and Mrs. Claus Cardboard Roll Craft

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are so easy to make and art absolute cute! These Christmas dolls are such a great craft, I think for kids in Kindergarten and up as they’re a little more elaborate.

33. DIY Star Topper Made From A Cardboard Tube

toilet paper roll craft - star tree topper that uses a toilet paper roll to attach it to a tree

All Christmas trees need a beautiful topper! What a great project using toilet paper tubes. Paint it green and add a giant shiny star! Then your DIY star topper is complete. (Link no longer available)

34. Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Image shows two pictures of a dIY toilet paper roll advent calendar.
Let’s make our own advent calendar.

Save those toilet paper rolls and extra tissue paper to make this awesome toilet paper roll advent calendar. Why spend the extra money when you can make your own. (Link no longer available)

35. Santa Christmas Toilet Paper Tube Craft For Toddlers

Grab pom poms, paint, googly eyes, toilet paper tubes, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, and a soda tab to make this adorable Santa Christmas craft for toddlers.

36. Handmade Toilet Paper Roll Pillow Box

DIY Pillow Box Valentines - Duck Tape Craft with Hershey kisses
Your Valentine’s Day present will be so creative!

A handmade pillow box can be used for any small gifts or even little treats like Hershey Kisses. This is perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s day, birthdays, and Easter baskets. Decorate each box with washi tape!

37. Cardboard Tube American Flag Craft

Get festive for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the Fourth of July with this American flag craft. You will need 4 toilet paper tubes, blue and red pain, glue, white stars, and white washi tape.

38. Snowman Craft Roll Craft

toilet paper roll craft - snowman with black hat and pipe cleaner arms

Let’s make a snowman! A toilet paper roll snowman craft. Whether you are making this cardboard roll craft for a holiday or a snowy day, it is sure to please!

Nature Paper Roll Crafts

39. Cardboard Roll Flowers Craft

Cardboard Tube Flower Craft in a plastic vase

This is an easy way to recycle! Use empty tp rolls to make beautiful cardboard flowers and then use a drink mix canister as the vase! I love this.

40. Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes Craft

Image shows different picures of a toilet paper roll craft to make a snowflake stamp.
If you’re looking for winter crafts, here’s one using toilet paper rolls!

Ah winter! My favorite season of all time! Celebrate winter with these toilet paper roll snowflakes. Your little ones will have a great time with this craft as they get to play with paint!

41. DIY Bird Feeder Made From Toilet Paper Rolls

toilet paper roll craft - diy bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll

I love when people come up with creative ideas that give back to the world and this DIY bird feeder does just that.

42. Honeycomb Toilet Paper Roll Activity 

This bee craft would go well with the previous one. You aren’t making a bee, but rather honeycomb. Give your bee a home! This honeycomb activity is a great way to teach your child about nature!

43. DIY Bridge Made From Cardboard Tubes

Image shows a DIY recycled suspension craft made with toilet paper rolls and other supplies.
Kids can learn while having fun too.

Learn about physical science with this DIY Bridge project. You will make a suspension bridge and be recycling all in one! What a fun educational craft.

44. Apple Toilet Roll Craft

Make apples from toilet paper tubes! This is a great craft that could teach about fall, Johnny Appleseed, or just the letter A!

45. Fall Cardboard Roll Tree Craft

toilet paper roll craft - fall trees made out of toilet paper rolls, construction paper and finger paints

Celebrate fall with this fall cardboard tree craft! All you need is some finger paints, foam, and toilet paper rolls. It’s a lot of fun to make and even great for smaller kids like toddlers and preschool kids.

46. Snowmen Made From Paper Rolls

Image shows two pictures of toilet paper snowmen.
Here’s another lovely Christmas craft.

These snowmen are so adorable. Use pom poms and pipe cleaners as ear muffs and buttons for, well, buttons!  

Paper Roll Crafts That Go Zoom

47. How To Make A Boat With Toilet Paper Tubes

Homemade boat made from milk carton, tape, and toilet paper rolls

Want to know how to make a boat? Well…this boat looks more like a barge to me, but it’s still super cool. It’s made out of a clean cardboard milk container and it’s stacks are made from empty toilet rolls. Super cute!

48. Airplane Empty Toilet Roll Craft

Speaking of things that go zoom, your little one will love this airplane craft. It’s super easy to make and comes with a free letter A printable. Fun and educational, a win-win!

49. Submarine For Kids Made From Tissue Paper Roll

Image shows two pictures of a toilet paper roll submarine craft in blue and red colors.
Kids of all ages will enjoy making their own submarine with easy supplies.

Making a submarine for kids one of the more fun toilet paper roll crafts. It’s kinda elaborate with it’s stacks, windows, straws, and colors!

50. Easy Toilet Roll Architecture Activity

toilet paper roll building and architecture activity

Let’s build something with toilet paper rolls! Check out this fun toilet paper roll structure architecture activity idea for kids of any age.

51. Car Cardboard Tube Craft

Toilet paper roll car with lid wheels

Zoom off with this super easy car craft. Grab your markers, paint, toilet paper tube, and jug lids!

52. School Bus Toilet Paper Roll Craft

The wheels on the bus go round and round with this school bus craft. Decorate a shoe box to look like a big yellow school bus and use toilet paper tubes as the wheels!

53. Train Paper Roll Craft

Image shows two pictures of a toilet paper roll train. On the first picture, a kid is playing with it, the second is a close up.
Choo-choo! The toilet paper roll train is coming!

Build an entire train from toilet paper rolls using plastic bottle lids as wheels. Paint them and tie them together with string! This train craft doubles as a toy!

Educational Paper Roll Crafts

54. Emo Paper Roll Doll

No this isn’t emo like when millennials were in school in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Rather they’re emotional dolls! Teach your kids about the different emotions with these emo dolls so they can better understand how they are feeling. (Link no longer available)

55. Chore Chart Made From Paper Towel Rolls

Kids may not be exactly excited for this one, but this craft project is fun to make and will teach your child to be more independent and how to be more responsible. Plus, it’s a cute chore chart and very colorful.

56. Visual Addition Game With Cardboard Tubes

Learn addition the easy way using pom poms and toilet paper tubes. They can keep adding pom poms to the tubes until they get to the correct number. This visual addition game is great for toddlers, preschool kids, and kindergarten students.

57. Marble Games For Kids Using Cardboard Tubes

Image shows a DIY marble race craft made with toilet paper rolls and paper. Marbles are on the floor.
Making a marble race is super simple and fun.

Anyone who loves Marble Run will love this marble tube game. It’s easy to make and even more fun to play with!

Magical Paper Roll Crafts

58. Unicorn Wrapping Paper Roll Craft

toilet paper roll craft - magical unicorn with curled ribbon mane

Okay, I won’t lie, this unicorn craft from Fun Money Mom is one of my favorite crafts. Who doesn’t want to make magical unicorn with colorful hair!?

59. Tissue Paper Roll Party Poppers

What’s more magical than parties? What creative ideas! Use old toilet paper rolls to make party poppers. 

60. Birthday Countdown Ideas Using Toilet Paper Rolls

toilet paper roll craft - fairy birthday countdown

Countdown to your child’s birthday with these super cute fairies! They’re bright and cheerful and a great way to get your child excited! This is one of my favorite birthday countdown ideas.

61. Cardboard House Using Cardboard Tubes

Image shows a kid playing with a toy car and a DIY cardboard house made with toilet paper rolls.
The things you can do with a little cardboard and toilet paper rolls are endless.

Build a cardboard house out of toilet paper rolls and cardboard boxes. Then let your little one decorate it anyway they want! This makes me think about doll houses in a way we used to play with as kids.

Favorite Characters Made From Paper Rolls

62. Ballerina Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Ballerina Craft

Your little girl (or boy) will love this ballerina craft. Not only can you give the ballerina long legs and a pretty face, but a beautiful tutu!

63. Pirate Cardboard Tube Art

Arrr! Ahoy Matey! This pirate art is not only fun, but it will provide hours of fun even after your child finishes making the pirates.

64. Star Wars Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Image shows toilet paper roll crafts painted and decorated to look like Chewbacca, Princess Leiah and R2D2 from Star Wars.
Let’s make our own Star Wars characters.

Star Wars is huge in my house! So make Princess Leia, R2D2, Chewbacca, and the rest of the crew with this Star Wars toilet paper crafts.

65. Lord Rama Made From Cardboard Tubes

Learn about other cultures and how Lord Rama defeated the evil King Ravana with this fun craft!

66. Frosty The Snowman Toilet Roll Craft

Frosty the Snowman is well known around Christmas time. But this emotion doll is a fun way to help your child express their own emotions and encourage emotional imaginative play.

67. Simple Cardboard Roll Robots

Image shows three toilet paper rolls painted and decorated to look like robots.
Make simple cardboard robots with toilet paper rolls

Next time you have some extra empty toilet paper rolls you’ll definitely want to make these simple cardboard robots! All you need is some paint and markers. So easy.

68. Bo Peep and Sheep Paper Roll Craft

Everyone knows the story of Little Bo Peep and her Sheep, but if not, this would be a great time to tell the nursery rhyme while making this unique craft. (Link no longer available)

69. Robot Paper Roll Craft

toilet paper roll craft - diy dotty robot craft using toilet paper rolls for robot legs

Make a shiny robot using boxes, tinfoil, and cardboard tubes! Don’t forget to add accessories like buttons, beats, and pom poms! What a fun robot craft.

70. Darth Vader and Stormtroopers Toilet Paper Roll Craft

This! This is my favorite! Who doesn’t love Darth Vader and Stormtroopers! These are made from household items and are easy to make. This would be great for a craft and movie day!

71. Minecraft Creeper Cardboard Tube Craft

Minecraft Creepers….are well creepy. They silently sneak up on your and BOOM! There goes the house you’ve been building all day. But regardless, they’re still cool, and you can build one using toilet paper tubes.

72. Alien Tissue Paper Roll Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Craft Aliens Final

Everyone will love this alien craft. Give them lots of eyes, lots of arms, and make them super colorful!

Image shows two Elmo toilet paper roll crafts.
Aww, aren’t they so adorable?

I think that Elmo and Cookie Monster are probably one of the more popular Sesame Street characters. And now you can make the using toilet paper tubes. These are some seriously cute toilet paper crafts.

74. Video: Learn How To Make An Alien Using Toilet Paper Rolls

75. Toilet Paper Roll Ninja

Who doesn’t like ninjas? Now you can make these awesome toilet paper roll ninjas! They’re super easy to make!

Pretend Play Paper Roll Crafts

76. Binoculars Toilet Paper Tube Craft

Use toilet paper rolls of any small cardboard tubes to make pretend binoculars! This is a great way to inspire pretend play and get your child outside. (Link no longer available)

77. Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

Toilet Roll Rocket Craft - Kids Activities Blog

This is my favorite kids’ craft!! I love this simple toilet roll rocket craft. Your kids will definitely have a great time making this out of this world idea.

78. Toy Wrapping Paper Tube Bangles

Image shows two picturs of a toin foil toilet paper roll bracelet.
You can even make DIY jewelry!

Play dress up with these DIY toy bangles. Use cardboard tubes, tinfoil, and washi tape to make pretty toy jewelry.

79. Superhero Cardboard Tube Crafts

Superhero crafts! Make some superhero cuffs! Can’t fight crime without being dressed appropriately. 

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Basic Crafting Supplies Needed For These Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

For most of these crafts you will need some basic crafting supplies. Most of these you may have already, but if not we can help!

More Crafts From Kids Activities Blog

What toilet paper roll craft are you going to try first? We’d love to hear about it below!



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