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10+ Cardboard Tube Crafts (Loo Roll Crafts!)

| March 20, 2013 | 15 Comments

Over 10 Fabulous Cardboard Tube Craft IdeasWell… it was only a matter of time, before I got together with other crafty bloggers to share our favourite Cardboard Tube crafts (aka Loo Rolls) in another Craft Video. We are having lots of fun creating these craft videos via Google+ “Hangouts and Event” feature – super easy to do and great to “see and hear” bloggers in the flesh! It really brings the different ideas to life and gives you a different way of looking at things! I demonstrate a simple craft and the others share their ideas. And then below the video you will find links to individual blog posts and “how tos” should you require more information!

Cardboard Tube Crafts Video

In order of appearance:

1) Long ago we started our Loo Roll Craft journey with Loo Roll People! We made a Boy and some TP Roll Men… and went from there to TP Roll Pirates and TP Roll Mermaids!  We even have a  very special Captain Jack Sparrow!

2) Me and My Shadow shares her adorable Owl TP Roll Craft and super cute Peacock. Love how she squishes the loo roll into different shapes to suit each bird!

3) Here Comes The Girls demonstrates how their favourite books influence their crafty creation with The Gruffalo and Mouse cardboard tube craft (check out the video – blog link to follow soon) AND a Cat in A Hat Craft and Thing 1 And Thing 2 TP roll craft. Be inspired by YOUR favourite books too!

4) Thinly Spread made some adorable Caterpillars (on the video around the 5min 30sec mark) – lots of colour and fun. Great for kids to explore. She also has a fantastic TP Roll Carollers.

5) Zing Zing Tree created a”Torus shape” and shows how versatile this shape is – make some cool trees, a candle holder, robot arms… lots of creative play (you need to watch the video around the 7minute mark to see these.

6) Kids Chaos and her boys got crafty and made bird feeder TP Rolls – simple to make and look so good you would almost want to eat them yourself!

7) We also made some cardboard tube Giraffe marionettes a long long time ago!

8) Another favourite of mine are these cardboard tube craft Crowns – I just ADORE them…

9) Domestic Goddesque was also supposed be joining us, but unfortunately had the flu! But she has made some fabulous Wind Socks in the past as their cardboard tube craft! So I thought you would like to see that!

10) And finally I share our Loo Roll Castle desk tidy!

Want more? Really? You haven’t had enough ideas? Then check out these 12 TP Roll Crafts on Red Ted Art (which includes some of the above, but I “rounded up” a while back)!

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  1. Liz Burton says:

    Great hangout again Maggy, thanks for hosting x

  2. That’s so funny: I forgot all about the wind socks!!

  3. I’m very much enjoying these hangout videos – thank you. I have to say the puppet at the end made both my small boys sit up and take notice! :)

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Love having you on board Liz!

    Hehehe Kelly!! I always find something!!

    Awe… so pleased the boys liked the Giraffes!! We ADORE them. Hope you make some Jenny!

  5. Julie says:

    Love love love….both my little ones are so excited now. We NEVER throw out a TP roll in my house:) Now we have all these new ideas..thank you! I’m so glad I found this site.

  6. Mum of One says:

    Am sorry I missed it last night but great to catch up here!

  7. thanks Maggy, good enough to eat indeed! x

  8. Pinkoddy says:

    It was a great hangout and it inspired us to think differently about the giraffe we were making.

    Love the new look.

  9. wow! this inspired me! I’ll let my little sisters do this project so that they’ll enjoy the used paper tube from tissue paper :)

  10. Jane Watson says:

    I usually enjoy your wonderful crafty ideas. I would never do these ones however as I find it disgusting to use toilet paper inners.

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Hi Jane,

      I can understand that some people or schools may have reservations regarding the use of toilet rolls. You could always substitute toilet rolls with kitchen towel/ paper towel rolls or Gift Wrap Tubes cut down. Plenty of other options available!

      Happy crafting,


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