Easiest Toilet Paper Roll Wind Chimes from Toilet Paper Tubes

toilet paper roll wind chimes

Toilet paper roll crafts are the best aren’t they? Recycled toilet paper tubes can be used for so many things, and today I’m sharing how to make the easiest toilet paper roll wind chimes from recycled toilet paper tubes.

Sometimes the best kid crafts are the ones that don’t cost anything. My daughter loves to create something almost every day. I LOVE that she loves to create, but it can get costly when she’s pulling out tons of craft supplies daily.

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That’s the best part about toilet paper crafts; they don’t require many new supplies. Start saving those toilet paper tubes friends! You can always buy them in bulk here.

If you’ve been around our site for long you know we’re no stranger to creating new things with tp tubes. I’ve created a rainstick from a paper towel tube, a confetti popper from a toilet paper roll, easy bracelet from a toilet paper tube, and now I’m sharing how to create a toilet paper roll wind chime!

The possibilities are endless for this craft. That being said, I’m going to keep it as simple as I can, just know that you can embellish this so many ways. I even had the thought about adding small bells to the ends of the toilet paper tubes to create sound!

Materials for the toilet paper tube wind chimes

How to create a toilet paper roll wind chime

  1. Paint or color the toilet paper tubes and the center of a paper plate
  2. Cut a circle out of the center of the paper plate
  3. Punch two holes on each end of the circle
  4. Loop a long piece of string through the holes on the paper plate
  5. Tie two knots under the paper plate with the string (refer to video)
  6. Cut along the seams of the toilet paper tubes in a spiral
  7. Punch one hole at the end of each toilet paper roll
  8. Tie two of the toilet paper tubes to the string
  9. Cut three more pieces of string at alternating lengths
  10. Punch three more holes in the circle paper plate
  11. Tie the three pieces of string to the paper plate
  12. Tie the toilet paper tubes to the other end of the string
  13. Enjoy your new toilet paper roll wind chimes!
painting toilet paper tubes

Let your kids get creative with this step and let them decorate the toilet paper tubes however they want!

painting a paper plate

The paper plate will act as the top of the wind chime that connects the string to the toilet paper tubes.

punching holes in toilet paper tubes

Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the toilet paper tubes. You can do this before or after you cut the tubes in a spiral.

cutting the toilet paper tubes

You can see the seams on the toilet paper tubes. Cut along the seam to create a spiral.

toilet paper roll cut in a spiral

This is what the toilet paper rolls will look like once they’ve been cut along the seams. Make sure to stretch them out.

circle cut out of paper plate

Cut a circle out of the center of the paper plate that you decorated.

Circle with holes punched for wind chimes

Punch two holes out of the circle and pull a long piece of string through the holes.

The colored part of the circle will face down toward the paper towel tubes.

cutting holes in the circle for the wind chime

Cut three more holes for three more pieces of string that the toilet paper tubes will be attached to.

string in varying lengths

Cut three more pieces of string in varying lengths. Three toilet paper tubes will be attached to the end of these pieces of string.

attaching string to toilet paper tubes

After you’ve attached the top of the string to the circle (paper plate), tie a knot with the other end of the string to the toilet paper rolls.

toilet paper roll wind chime

Ta dah! What do you think? Like I said earlier, you can decorate this however you want. To keep it simple I used primary colored paint and colored string.

toilet paper tube wind chime
toilet paper roll wind chime

If I could do one thing differently, I would have found a way to color the inside of the tp tubes too.

toilet paper tube wind chime
toilet paper tube wind chimes
Yield: How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Wind Chime

How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Wind Chime

toilet paper roll wind chimes

Learn how to make the easiest toilet paper roll wind chimes with string, a paper plate and toilet paper tubes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Hole punch
  • Paper plate
  • Markers or paint

Instructions

  1. Paint or color the toilet paper tubes and the center of a paper plate
  2. Cut a circle out of the center of the paper plate
  3. Punch two holes on each end of the circle
  4. Loop a long piece of string through the holes on the paper plate
  5. Tie two knots under the paper plate with the string (refer to video)
  6. Cut along the seams of the toilet paper tubes in a spiral
  7. Punch one hole at the end of each toilet paper roll
  8. Tie two of the toilet paper tubes to the string
  9. Cut three more pieces of string at alternating lengths
  10. Punch three more holes in the circle paper plate
  11. Tie the three pieces of string to the paper plate
  12. Tie the toilet paper tubes to the other end of the string
  13. Enjoy your new toilet paper roll wind chimes!

Notes

You can decorate your toilet paper tubes however you please. Get creative! You can even add small bells to the toilet paper tubes to make them musical.

Easy enough right! Thanks for stopping by!

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