Toilet paper began flying off the shelves as the news of coronavirus and closures arrived. There are aisles in stores once devoted to this product that are now completely empty. Seeing as so many of us are stuck home with kids to entertain and, hopefully plenty of TP, the empty tubes are useful for helping to keep the kids occupied. So don’t toss them. Instead, have fun fun making one or more of these toilet paper tube crafts.
Here are 20+ ways to make use of all those extra toilet paper tubes:
How about adorable owls? These might be one of my favorites.
Maybe this dragon could help defend a Lego or block castle during imaginative play.
Prefer daydreams of cooler climates? Make your own penguin.
Have a lot toilet paper roll tubes to play with? Paint and link them to form a snake.
Design your own zoo with an alligator, monkey, lion family, and an elephant.
Blast off with a fun DIY rocket!
Begin preparing for gardening season and use toilet paper tubes to make seedling starters.
Make a set of binoculars then head out into the backyard to watch for birds. How many can you spot?
Pretend to go camping and make ‘toasted marshmallows’ over a toilet paper tube campfire.
What little girl wouldn’t like to make her own unicorn? My own is totally into these and narwhals right now.
Create your own clown and design your own circus. What fun show would your clown put on?
If you have several tubes (about 11 or more), build a marble run!
Have a race with your DIY race cars.
Here’s a fun twist – use toilet paper rolls to make a fun canvas artwork to decorate your home.