Now our love affair with Toilet Paper Roll Crafts goes a LONG WAY BACK! In fact, I think one of our first 5 or so kids crafts here on Red Ted Art all those year’s ago was a craft made out of the oh so humble TP Roll!!!! We love crafting with TP Rolls.. they are plentiful, pretty much EVERYONE has them.. and toilet paper rolls are surprisingly versatile! They are also free. And go well with our love of free craft resources, such as our Nature Crafts for Kids, we also adore Newspaper DIYs…. so without too much further ado… let’s see what you can make out of the humble Loo Roll!!!!! There is nothing quite like a Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for kids!
Remember, we LOVE TP Roll Crafts here on Red Ted Art and will be adding more over time. So do make this your first port of call if you are looking for something specific to make out of TP Rolls.. alternatively, leave me a comment below if you can’t find what you are looking for!!
Oh yes, we LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of using toilet paper rolls to make marionettes! It all started with our “Giraffes Can’t Dance” puppets and suddenly we knew.. MORE marionettes needed to be made!
- We also made some cardboard tube Giraffe marionettes a long long time ago!
- Autumn Leaf Birds Marionettes
- Sausage Dog Marionette – Victor van Krumm Dog (not strictly speaking a TP Roll, but a cardboard tube.. but thought you would want to see him anyway!)
- Get whimsical with our TP Roll Unicorn Marionette
Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
TP Roll Binoculars are SUCH a childhood classic, that we have in fact made several versions of them over the years – decorated in all sorts of manners… and “not decorated” at all (my kids frequently turn up with taped together TP Rolls dangling from their necks).. but if you do want to decorate and maybe use some handy printables here or there, check out these themed Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars!
- Poppy Cat TP Roll Binoculars
- Space adventure with Curious George Binoculars
- Valentines Day Love Heart Binoculars
5 Minute Crafts with Toilet Paper Rolls
Sometimes, things are just a bit busy. If you want to craft something.. but want to craft in a hurry or don’t have much time to “set things up”.. here are some cute and simple “5 minute Toilet paper crafts”.
- Simple Doodle Owl – a great 5 minute craft
- TP Roll Bunny Box – these make great little treat boxes too!
- Pumpkin Seed Owl
- TP Roll Wrist “Watch”
Toilet Paper Roll Gift Boxes or TP Roll Favour Boxes
TP rolls also make great and quirky little gift boxes. They can quickly be decorated and converted to hold a precious gift or used as favour boxes at Birthday Parties
- TP Roll Pyramid Gift Box
- Fun Toilet Paper Roll Candy Corn Box
- Adorable TP Roll Cat boxes
- We Love this Toilet Paper Bat Pinata (use it as a gift box OR a pinata)
- And who can resist this TP Roll Minion Gift Boxes
- TP Roll Paddington Bear Favour Box (I made these as a toy, a reader used them as favour boxes)
- TP Roll Bunny Box already mentioned above in the 5minute craft section
Toilet Paper Roll Crafts – Organizers
Toilet Paper Rolls make great organisers… especially as they are so plentiful. So make sure you collect them for a week or two and then you will be able to make some of these TP Roll Organisers
- Or alternatively, make a Cardboard Tube CASTLE Desk Tidy
- Trinket Display Case for all those “mini collectibles the kids may have”
- Colourful TP Roll Desk Tidy
TP Roll Play Sets & TP Roll Toys
Many of the easy TP Roll Crafts for Kids we have made over time, have just been “play things”.. things we made to go with a favourite book or story.. to bring the story to life and to play with. You will see.. we have a great long list of Toilet Paper Roll Toys and Play sets that the kids can make with you. Hrre we go….
- TP Roll Mini Beasts
- Cute TP Roll Love Bugs
- Toilet Paper Roll Rocket
- TP Roll Sheep
- Friendly Monsters
- Castles & Men
- TP Roll Mermaids
- Kings and Queens Playset
- TP Roll Umbrella Craft
- TP Roll Zoo Play set
- TP Roll Snake
- DIY Sidewalk chalk
- TP Roll Dragon (blow those flames!)
- BOOK & CRAFT Loo Roll Zoo inspired by “Who is Hiding”
- BOOK & CRAFT Pirates inspired by “The Troll”
- BOOK & Craft a Boy and his penguin inspired by “Lost & Found”
- BOOK & CRAFT TP Roll Paddington Bear
- BOOK & CRAFT Red Riding Hood Play set
- BOOK & CRAFT Three Little Pigs
- MOVIE & CRAFT TP Roll Poppy Cat Figures (incl. printable)
- MOVIE & CRAFT Captain Jack Sparrow!
- MOVIE & CRAFT Pigeon from the Storks Movie
- MOVIE & CRAFT Boxtrolls
- MOVIE & CRAFT Shaun the Sheep
- MOVIE & CRAFT Minions
Toilet Paper Roll Animal Crafts
This is a recap of some of the TP Roll Crafts for kids in other sections, but again, I think it is worth to highlight them again in a special Toilet Paper Roll Animal Crafts subsection. I have ordered them alphabetically (by animal name, not title of the post!!) and I have some great new crafts coming for this section over the coming months, so please do check back again! (In fact, do take a peak at our Bug TP Roll Crafts section! So cute).
- Arty recycled fun with this Love Struck Lion Craft – TP Roll Lion – so cute!
- Toilet Paper Bat Pinata
- TP Roll Koala (seriously cute)
- Wonderful TP Roll Dragonflies
- TP Roll Frogs so fun!
- TP Roll Paddington Bear
- TP Roll Mini Beasts
- Leaf Birds Marionettes
- TP Roll Bunny Box
- TP Roll Cat boxes
- Victor van Krumm Dog
- Giraffe marionettes
- Pigeon from the Storks Movie
- Simple Doodle Ow
- Three Little Pigs
- Shaun the Sheep
- TP Roll Sheep
- TP Roll Snake
- Twiggy Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer
- TP Roll Unicorn Marionette
- Red Riding Hood – includes a TP Roll Wolf
- TP Roll Zoo Play set
- Toilet Paper Roll Dragonfly
Wearable Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids
Yes, you can WEAR your toilet paper roll creations too! And often you can’t even tell it is a TP Roll.. well it depends on what you are making of course. But here are some great TP Roll wearable ideas for you! They are quick and easy too and should probably go into the 5 minute TP Roll Craft category too!
Practical Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids
Yes that is right easy TP Roll crafts are not just easy and fun, but can be PRACTICAL too…
- TP Roll Seedling Pots
- Napkin Rings
- Halloween Mini Buckets
- TP Roll Cat Toy
- Chinese New Year TP Roll Lanterns
Toilet Paper Roll Autumn Crafts
As with our TP Roll Animal section, these TP Roll Autumn Crafts are been regrouped from previous sections – specifically for Autumn, as sometimes it is nice to browse by season!
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts
Well.. if you know Red Ted Art well.. you will know that we have written about Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts before!! But will share them here (for completeness sake again!). You may have seen some of the following in sections above, but they are suitable for Christmas too, so I thought I would share them again!
- TP Roll Snowmen (and a game of Snowman Bowling)
- Fabulous Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Trees (great as Napkin Rings or Ornaments)
- Cute little TP Roll Angel (say aaaaah)
- How about a Twiggy TP Roll Rudolph? Yes please!
- Or this super cute and simple TP Roll Santa (fill him with sweets for an extra treat!)
Celebrate 3 Kings Day with this simple but effective TP Roll Crown Craft
- Alternatively, make your OWN set of 3 Kings AND a Camel! (The Camel still makes me giggle). Find the TP Roll 3 Kings here and the TP Roll Camel here.
We also had fun, with a Winter Small World Play
- 2 different types of DIY TP Roll Gift boxes (that kids can make too!)
And no Christmas crafting would be complete without your very own TP Roll Christmas Cracker Craft
- Or make some cute little TP Roll Snowflakes with the kids and decorate the house!
But do check out our original Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts list, because we have some surprise extras!