10 Toilet Paper Roll Craft Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

10 Toilet Paper Roll Craft Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Collecting toilet paper rolls is a great habit to get into if you have a toddler that likes to do craft. Toilet paper rolls are easy for little hands to handle and they are a free material that can be replenished quite quickly. We’ve put together 10 toilet paper roll craft ideas for toddlers that will keep you both busy.

Create a pair of binoculars by sticking two toilet paper rolls together. You can get your toddler to paint the rolls a green colour. Once the paint is dry, decorate the bridge part of the binoculars with stickers and attach some string so they can use them on their next adventure.

Image Sourced from All Kids Network
Image Sourced from All Kids Network

These monsters are so easy to create. This project allows your toddler to be as creative as they like. Have a stash of pipe cleaners and googly eyes in different sizes so your toddler can have fun designing their monster.

Image sourced from Pretty Providence
Image sourced from Pretty Providence

This octopus will need some adult help. Get your toddler to paint their toilet roll and once it’s dry, cut small incisions at the bottom of the roll and fold each cut to create the tentacles.

Image Sourced from Sassy Dealz
Image Sourced from Sassy Dealz

Still with the animal theme, you can create these wriggly snakes by cutting the toilet roll.

Toilet Roll Snake Springs
Toilet Roll Snake Springs

Or you could make a long snake by hole punching each toilet roll and connecting them together with threaded string.

Easy to make Toilet Roll snake
Easy to make Toilet Roll snake

Theses ninjas just need some straws to give them their ninja appeal. To make these ninjas, place a bit of tape at one end of the toilet roll to create the face of the ninja. Get your toddler to paint the toilet roll and leave to dry. Once dry, remove the tape and draw on a face for the ninja and then tie one straw around the toilet roll and place half a straight straw through the belt to act as the samurai.

Toilet Roll Ninjas
Toilet Roll Ninjas

Make a fairy town by creating these fairy houses. Use odd pieces of wrapping paper to wrap around the rolls and then use patty cake liners as the roof on each house. Your kids will enjoy playing with the houses well after they have been made.

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Fairy houses

Create a stackable city buy painting the rolls and using white paint to dot each roll for the city lights. Create incisions at the bottom of each roll so that can be stacked up on top of each other.

Stackable toilet roll city
Stackable toilet roll city

Super Hero arm bands are so easy and cute to make. Add star stickers to each band and make sure your toddler can fit their fist through the roll.

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Super Hero Toilet Roll Cuffs

Last but not least you can build this toilet roll rocket. Use coloured paper to add colour to the roll. Then use alfoil to make windows and a simple pattern on the rocket.

Toilet Roll Rocket
Toilet Roll Rocket

Do you collect toilet rolls? Which craft do you like best from this collection?

 

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