See a handful of easy toilet paper roll crafts for kids and even toilet paper roll crafts for adults too! Learn how to take an unused household item and turn it into a cute art or activity.
Creating kids crafts can be messy and expensive sometimes. What if I told you that you could create something out of nothing! Well, not actually nothing but something you would probably throw away anyways.
The beauty of things to make with toilet rolls is that it won’t cost much, you are recycling (teaching good habits), and it teaches kids to think outside of the box.
There are so many ways to make toilet paper roll art and paper towel roll projects. Listed below are tons of ideas. From Christmas toilet paper roll crafts to everyday toilet paper roll crafts, we’ve got you covered!
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Where to buy empty toilet paper rolls
Sometimes craft stores and big box stores (in the craft isles) will carry toilet paper rolls. If you plan to complete a lot of these recycled activities, you are better off ordering them online. Amazon has a great selection of these craft rolls (unused wahoo). Walmart even carries a handful of different toilet paper roll for crafts too! Don’t forget about Target where you can buy them in the color white!
This leads me to my next questions,
Are toilet paper rolls sanitary for crafts?
Since the days of the good old virus (you know what I’m talking about), we have become a lot more proactive in reducing whatever germs we can. I’ve even read that flushing the toilet with the lid open sends aerosol contaminants into the air.
What sits next to the open toilet? A toilet paper roll. Womp womp womp.
The risk of transmitting bacteria and disease should still be low if you don’t clean a toilet paper roll before crafting.
Let’s still do the best we can to keep our kids and our home germ free.
More than that, teaching kids to help clean the rolls before using them for crafts is a great way to teach good hygiene.
How do you clean toilet paper rolls for crafts?
Since toilet paper rolls are cardboard, spraying cardboard and making it damp or wet just doesn’t sound like a good idea for crafting. So what now?
According to the CDC, “the best method to kill all microorganisms is Steam under pressure, dry heat, EtO gas, hydrogen peroxide gas plasma, and liquid chemicals.”
We know that we don’t want to use liquid chemicals, and I don’t have access to gas, plasma or steam under pressure, so what about dry heat? Where could I get dry heat?
What about the oven?
This lead me to research baking toilet paper rolls which also lead me to find out that other bloggers have also come to the same conclusion!
Melissa from the blog Pretty Delightful has a great post about baking toilet paper rolls. She says to heat the oven to 212 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes! Sounds pretty easy to me!
Now that I’ve given you some ideas of where to purchase the rolls or how to fully clean them and get them ready for crafts, let’s check out some awesome art with toilet paper rolls!
The Best Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids
Bumblebee Craft for Kids with a Toilet Paper Roll Tube
Learn how to make this cute Bumblebee craft for kids with a toilet paper roll tube. This easy bee craft is a great spring craft that can also inspire children to learn about Bees and pollination.
Toilet Paper Roll Penguin; Easy Winter Craft for Kids
Learn how to make this toilet paper roll Penguin for an easy Winter craft for kids. This is such a simple and thrifty kid craft.
Leprechaun Toilet Paper roll for an easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft
Teach your kids how to make this adorable Leprechaun toilet paper roll for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft. This Leprechaun craft is great for kids of all ages too!
Easy Toilet Paper Snowman for a Fun Winter Craft
Learn how to make this simple toilet paper snowman for a winter craft. This is a great kid craft for all ages.
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts for Kids
See a handful of awesome crafty Christmas ideas that use toilet paper roll tubes. Toilet paper roll Christmas crafts are fun and thrifty!
Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Kids Craft for 4th of July
Learn how to make these easy toilet paper roll fireworks with just a piece of paper, a toilet paper roll and paint.
Toilet Paper Roll Heart Stamp for a fun Valentine’s Day Craft
Learn how to create a toilet paper roll heart stamp with just a few supplies. This is a great Valentine’s day craft.
DIY Tablet Stand from a Paper Towel Roll Tube
Learn how to make your own DIY Tablet Stand from a Paper Towel Roll Tube. This is such an easy and functional paper towel roll craft!
Toilet Paper Roll Santa Claus for an Easy Christmas Craft
Learn how to make a toilet paper roll Santa Claus for an easy Christmas craft that only requires a few supplies!
Advent Calendar Christmas Tree from a Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Roll
Kids will love this Advent Calendar Christmas Tree from a toilet paper or paper towel roll. Fantastic way to countdown the days to Christmas.
Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars with only Three Materials
Learn how to make toilet paper roll binoculars with just three household items. This is an easy toilet paper tube craft.
DIY Toilet Paper Roll Spiders; Easy Halloween Craft for Kids
With a few toilet paper rolls, wobbly eyes, paint and felt you can create a fun Halloween themed craft with a DIY toilet paper roll spider.
Easiest Toilet Paper Roll Wind Chimes from Toilet Paper Tubes
Learn how to make the easiest toilet paper roll wind chimes with string, a paper plate and toilet paper tubes.
Toilet Paper Roll Crafts and Paper Towel Roll Crafts for Kids
Learn how to make your own toilet paper roll crafts and paper towel roll crafts.These are simple toilet paper tube crafts that only require a few supplies.
Fun Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids with a DIY Cuff Bracelet
Looking for a few fun Mardi Gras crafts for your kids? Look no further because I’ve shared easy Mardi Gras activities with a DIY Mardi Gras cuff bracelet.
Easy DIY Rainstick Craft from a Paper Towel Roll-Great for All Ages
Learn how to create your own DIY rainstick craft from a paper towel roll. Explore the sound of rain with this DIY rainstick craft.
Easy Confetti Popper or Confetti Cannon from a Toilet Paper Roll
Learn how to make your own Confetti Popper or Confetti Cannon for new years that your kids will love. These confetti cannon’s are so easy to make!