Don’t throw it out! Six cute crafts to make from a toilet roll

Posted in Play and Activities.

How many toilet rolls do you toss in the recycling bin each week? A lot, right?

Why not save a few and have a fun crafternoon with your little ones making these cute things from toilet rolls? Here are five to choose from.

1. Bee happy bee

Transform an ordinary toilet roll into a cute buzzy bee with this idea from Buggy and Buddy. All you need is some yellow paint, pipe cleaners, googley eyes and some black yarn for the stripes. 

Cardboard tube bee

2. Octopus family

Kids can create their own little octopus family with this fun craft from Kids Activities Blog. They’ll love painting their rolls one day and then turning them into cute sea critters the next.

Toilet Roll Octopus

3. Your very own zoo

Some coloured paper, pipe cleaners and the all-important google-y eyes combine their superpowers to rustle up these adorable zoo animals. Make them as is and then let your imagination go wild and come up with your own animal designs. This cute and crafty project is by Frugal Fun 4 Boys.

Toilet roll animals

4. Pretty flower garland

Replace the glue gun with sticky tape to make this flower craft more child-friendly. What’s more, the finished product will make a pretty room decoration! Instructions from A Glimpse Inside.

Flower garland

5. Toot, toot, toilet roll train

All aboard! Make as many carriages as your child’s heart desires with this fun toilet roll train craft with bottle lids for wheels. Get the instructions from Kids Activities Blog.

toilet roll train

6. Black Halloween cats

Kids Activities Blog put those toilet rolls to good use with a tutorial for making your own cluster of cardboard black cats! And head to our Halloween section for more fun tricks, treats and activities to try! 



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