Paper Roll Crafts for Kids

Learn How to Make Crafts Using Toilet Paper and Paper Towel Rolls

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Check out all of these creative ways to recycle cardboard toilet tissue, paper towel, and even wrapping paper rolls.

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    Advent Christmas Tree

    Advent Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree
    Advent Christmas Tree.

    Follow these instructions and learn how to make a Christmas tree shaped advent calendar out of pieces cut from toilet paper or paper towel rolls.

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    Cardboard Roll Puppets

    Cardboard Roll Puppets
    Cardboard Roll Puppets.

    Learn how you can easily transform cardboard tubes into puppets when you watch this fun how-to video. If you prefer, you can also read through this tutorial.

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    Toilet Paper Roll Dragon Craft
    Toilet Paper Roll Dragon Craft.

    This tutorial teaches you how to make a toilet paper roll dragon that will look like it is breathing fire.

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    Elephant Trunk Craft

    Elephant Trunk Craft
    Elephant Trunk Craft.

    Help your kids make a wearable elephant trunk out of a paper towel roll. They can also make some elephant ears to wear

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    Handprint Spider

    Hand Print Spider Craft
    Hand Print Spider Craft.

    You don't have to be afraid of this spider that is made using a toilet paper roll and two handprints cut out of black paper.

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    Homemade Binoculars

    Homemade Binoculars
    Homemade Binoculars.

    Craft a pair of binoculars out of two toilet paper rolls and a piece of cardboard. Don't forget to personalize it with sequins, stickers, or anything else you like.

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    Indian Hat Craft

    Indian Hat Craft
    Indian Hat Craft.

    Follow these directions and you will learn how to craft a miniature headband that can be used as a decoration of a place card holder.

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    Light Bulb Maraca

    Light Bulb Maraca Craft
    Light Bulb Maraca.

    Follow these instructions and you can make a maraca using a light bulb, a toilet paper roll, and paper mache techniques.

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    Olympic Torch Craft
    Olympic Torch Craft.

    Follow these directions and make a pretend torch you can use for your own backyard Olympics or even as part of a Statue of Liberty costume.

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    Paper Plate Butterfly
    Paper Plate Butterfly.

    I hope you enjoy making this butterfly. All you need is a paper plate, a toilet paper rolls, and some simple craft supplies.

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    Paper Towel Roll Hand Bells

    Paper Towel Roll Hand Bells
    Paper Towel Roll Hand Bells.

    This project sheet teaches you how to make a fun musical instrument out of a paper towel roll and some jingle bells.

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    Paper Towel Roll Noah's Ark

    Paper Towel Roll Noah's Ark
    Paper Towel Roll Noah's Ark.

    Check out this amazing Noah's Ark float made using toilet paper rolls among other things!

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    Paper Towel Roll Snowman

    Paper Towel Roll Snowman Craft
    Paper Towel Roll Snowman Craft.

    It is hard to believe that this snowman, submitted by Anneliese, is made using little more than a paper towel roll.

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    Party Popper Craft

    Party Popper Craft
    Party Popper Craft.

    It is so easy to make one of these party favor holders out of a toilet paper roll. Coordinate the tissue paper with your party theme or any holiday.

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    Pilgrim Hat Craft

    Pilgrim Hat Craft
    Pilgrim Hat Craft.

    Find out how to create this fun Thanksgiving place card holder that looks like a Pilgrim's hat.

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    Tabletop May Pole

    Tabletop May Pole Craft
    Tabletop May Pole Craft.

    May Day is celebrated on the first of May, and you can use this paper towel roll may pole to celebrate.

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    Toilet Paper Roll Flowers

    Toilet Paper Roll Flowers
    Toilet Paper Roll Flowers.

    Gather together several empty toilet paper rolls and follow these directions to make a bouquet of flowers.

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    Toilet Paper Roll Snowflake

    Toilet Paper Roll Snowflake
    Toilet Paper Roll Snowflake.

    A visitor named Tiffany explains how she made this snowflake out of thin rings she cut from toilet paper rolls.

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    TP Drum Ornament

    TP Drum Ornament
    TP Drum Ornament.

    You can make this cute little drum ornament from a piece cut from a toilet paper roll.

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    Turkey Napkin Holder

    Turkey Napkin Holder Craft
    Turkey Napkin Holder.

    Make several of these turkeys and use them to hold napkins at your next Thanksgiving dinner.