This post first appeared on Repurpose and Upcycle. I thought Crafting with Kids readers would appreciate this DIY paper towel roll craft too!
Paper towel roll projects are the best aren’t they? Not only are they free, but you get to repurpose something that is just going to waste anyway. I’m sharing a fun DIY tablet stand from a paper towel roll tube. This repurposed paper towel roll craft that is actually pretty darn useful.
I’ll be honest, this isn’t the prettiest DIY. I guess you could make it look good, but at the end of the day a paper towel roll is a paper towel roll no matter how much you disguise it.
Now that you aren’t expecting anything too eye catching, I’m ready share this fun and useful project.
For those of you who would rather watch a movie, I’ve shared video to my YouTube channel for Repurpose and Upcycle.
DIY TABLET STAND FROM A PAPER TOWEL ROLL TUBE
- Paper towel tubes
- Decorating materials (I used peel and stick contact paper)
- Pencil or pen
Making this tablet stand from a paper towel tube is super easy. Side note; this is a great project to give your pre teens. Kids are motivated by anything having to do with technology right?
Once I measured how much contact paper I needed to cut, I wrapped the paper towel tube in it.
Lay your tablet near the paper towel tube and put marks where you need to cut.
As you can see, I didn’t do any fancy measuring or precise cuts.
Make sure the tablet fits well after you cut the paper towel tube.
Because the paper towel roll won’t support the tablet on its own, you need to create a “support system.”
I’ve done this by cutting another hole to place another paper towel tube for support.
Now we know the paper towel tube won’t roll and fall over!
Now that we’ve created a stand for a horizontal tablet, it’s time to make cuts to create a vertical tablet stand.
Using the same paper towel rolls, follow the same steps as you did for the horizontal stand.
NOW YOU HAVE AN INTERCHANGEABLE VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL TABLET STAND!
Thanks for watching friends. What are you going to craft today?