Upcycle your old toilet paper rolls for a craft-ernoon of fun with the ‘lil ones
Since we still can’t really go anywhere with kids (boo you, COVID-19), there aren’t a lot of options left for us parents. Our idea of a fun (and not so messy) afternoon with kids? Arts and crafts! Specifically, upcycled toilet paper roll crafts. Yup, we know you guys hoarded a bunch over lockdown — why not make use of ’em all now?
Toilet paper roll crafts for kids
A Frozen Adventure with Olaf
Got a kid who can’t get enough of Frozen? Here’s an easy way to get your Into The Unknown fix sans screen time. This Olaf toilet roll craft from Simple Every Day Mom has a video to go along with the instructions too! Enjoy!
If you’re like us and have love/hate relationship with PinkFong’s Baby Shark, here’s something to get the kiddos’ minds off that earworm — your very own handmade sharks! Check out this easy peasy tutorial from Glue Sticks and Gum Drops for all the deets.
Sure, Halloween might be over but it doesn’t mean you can stop making scarily-cute monsters? We love this roar-some monster toilet paper rolls craft idea from Arty Crafty Kids.
While we all can’t give our kids their very own fur babies, we can always make ’em out of toilet paper rolls. This straightforward toilet roll dog from Frugal Fun 4 Boys just needs a pair of googly eyes, a black marker and a wee bit of extra paper.
All colors of the rainbow
We’re suckers for anything rainbow which is why we’re such big fans of this rainbow windsock from Easy Peasy and Fun. Feel free to add more colors if you want to! We say, make this on a rainy day to wash all the blah away!
For all the cat lovers
We at Modern Parenting love all kinds of fur-babies, which is why we’re totally feline’ these cat gift boxes from Red Ted Art. Keep ’em all and use it for the time Christmas rolls over. Get it? Rolls?
Creepy crawly cute
Got pipe cleaners? You’ll need them for these toilet paper craft spiders from Molly Moo. If the kids keep bugging you, you know what to do. Also, you might need to help the kids with some cutting and twisting — it can get tricky for little hands!
We love unicorns!
Not only are these mythical creatures super cute, they’re also really, really pretty. What little girl (or boy, for that matter) can resist all that rainbow goodness? Just print out the printable from Cut Out and Keep, follow the instructions, add colorful streamers and you’re done!