10 Outstanding Toilet Paper Roll Crafts For Kids

When I think back to my childhood, some of my fondest memories involve simple, creative projects that transformed everyday items into something magical.

One of the most versatile and readily available materials we often used were empty toilet paper rolls.

Who knew that those humble cardboard tubes could be the foundation for so much fun and creativity?

In this article, I’m excited to share with you a collection of toilet paper roll crafts that are perfect for kids.

Whether you’re a parent looking to entertain your children on a rainy day, a teacher planning an art project, or simply someone who loves to craft, these ideas will inspire you to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary.

Let’s dive in and discover the endless possibilities of toilet paper roll crafts!

1. Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft

A little bit of magic can turn the most ordinary things into something extraordinary.

That’s exactly what happens with this Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft.

You can transform a simple cardboard tube into a whimsical unicorn with just a few craft supplies and a dash of imagination.

Here’s how to do that. Your kids are going to have so much fun making these adorable magical creatures!

Materials NeededEquipments
Toilet paper roll
Pink construction paper
White construction paper
Gold glitter cardstock
Curling ribbon – 3 different colors
Mini flowers
Black marker
Glue gun
Glue sticks
  1. Begin by cutting a piece of white construction paper large enough to cover your toilet paper roll. Then use a hot glue gun and glue it on the roll to make the unicorn’s body.
  2. Then cut a unicorn horn from the glitter paper and use the white and pink construction paper to make two ears. Triangles is best. Shape them a little with the scissors and hot glued the pink to the white.
  3. Glue the unicorn’s horn to the middle of the toilet paper roll from the inside and glue the bottom of the ears on either side.
  4. Use a pencil to draw the eyes, you can also use googly eyes and add eyelash.
  5. Cut 8 pieces of curling ribbon (Any length). But they’ll get shorter when you curl them. You can help your kids run them along the sharp edge of your scissors to make them curl.
  6. Gather the ribbon at one end and glue it.
  7. Glue the ribbon to the inside of the toilet paper roll, just below the horn, then hot glue flowers to the top of the paper tube, in front of the horn.

That’s all. You’ve made the cutest unicorn toilet paper roll craft! I hope your kids love it

2. Toilet Paper Roll Grogu (Baby Yoda) Craft

If there’s one character that has captured the hearts of Star Wars fans of all ages, it’s Grogu, affectionately known as Baby Yoda.

Now, imagine bringing that adorable little green creature into your home with just a few simple materials and a toilet paper roll.

Here’s how to make Paper Roll Yoda.

The supplies you need includes Toilet paper roll core, colored cardstock (in green, brown and light brown), White out pen (optional), Glue stick, Scissors and Brown marker.

1. Start by drawing the eyes. If you want white on the eyes, use the white out pen to color in the two circles in the eye.

2. Use the brown marker to draw lines on Yoda’s jacket (middle). Then, glue it below his mouth.

3. Place the Baby Yoda paper on the toilet roll and use a pencil to mark its end.

4. Trim the toilet paper roll to match the printable size with scissors. Then, apply glue to the back of the Yoda body and wrap it around the roll. Hold or use paper clips until the glue dries.

5. Fold Yoda’s ear ends into rectangles. Apply glue to each rectangle and attach them to the sides of Yoda’s head, near the top. Let dry and repeat for the other ear.

That’s all.

3. Adorable Bunny and Ducky Toy Story Craft

If you are looking for a fun and creative activity to enjoy with your kids, this craft is sure to delight Toy Story enthusiasts of all ages.

Here’s how to make this craft.

Supplies needed:

  • Yellow, blue, orange, and green construction paper
  • Two empty toilet paper tubes
  • Googly eyes
  • Yellow feather
  • Green puff ball
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

To make your own Bunny and Ducky, start by covering your toilet paper rolls with construction paper.

For Bunny, you can use the blue construction paper, and for Ducky, yellow is ideal.

  1. Start by assembling your toilet paper roll Ducky craft: Cut an orange construction paper triangle for the bill. Glue it under the googly eyes.
  2. Give your Ducky feathers by attaching yellow ones inside the toilet paper tube. Since regular glue might not hold well, use tape to secure them in place and prevent them from falling out.
  3. For the final step of the Ducky Toy Story craft, cut two foot shapes from orange construction paper and glue them to the bottom of the duck.

Now for Toilet Paper Tube Bunny Craft.

  1. Now, let’s assemble Bunny! We have already attached the blue body with his eyes. So begin by cutting out two larger ear shapes from the blue construction paper and two smaller ear shapes from the green construction paper.
  2. Attach the smaller green pieces to the top of each blue piece, then glue them inside the toilet paper tube.
  3. After crafting Bunny’s ears, proceed to create his face and body. Glue a green pom pom under the eye for a puffy nose. Then, draw a bunny mouth beneath the nose using the black marker.
  4. Next, cut a small oval from the green paper and then you need to glue it onto the middle to make Bunny’s belly.

And that’s it. I hope these Bunny and Duck crafts looks so amazing for your kids to play with.

4. Butterfly Toilet Paper Roll Craft

With just a few basic materials and a sprinkle of creativity, you can transform an ordinary cardboard tube into a beautiful and vibrant butterfly.

EquipmentMaterials Needed
White craft glue
Thin black marker
Optional hole puncher
Pain Brush
Toilet paper
Acrylic paint
Decorations for butterfly: sequins
2 or more 8×12″ sheets of craft foam
2 Wiggle googley eyes
1 6″ or longer piece of chenille/pipe cleaner
  1. Start by painting your toilet paper roll, then set aside to dry.
  2. Get a Butterfly template pdf and print it out.
  3. Cut out the butterflies and trace them onto craft foam. The larger one will serve as the outline, while the smaller one will be the primary color.
  4. Attach the smaller butterfly on top of the larger one. A glue gun works faster, but for younger children, white craft glue is safer.
  5. After the paint on your toilet paper roll dries, adhere it to the center of your butterfly using glue.
  6. Attach wiggly eyes and draw a smile with a thin marker to give your butterfly a happy expression.
  7. Trim your chenille (also known as pipe cleaner) into two 3″ pieces. Twist the top of each piece around a pencil to create the curled antennae tips.
  8. Now, decorate your butterfly using your preferred craft supplies. Options include sequins, gemstones, glitter, and scraps of craft foam. For my second butterfly, I used a hole puncher to create foam circles. Let your creativity run wild!

5. Patriotic DIY Marshallow Shooters for the Kids!

This craft is perfect for keeping the kids entertained on a lazy afternoon or adding an extra element of excitement to parties and gatherings.

The supplies you need includes: Toilet paper roll, Red and white striped paper (some leftover Christmas gift wrap with red/white stripes would work great too!), Blue balloon, Rubber band, and Mini Marshmallows.

  1. Trim the striped paper to wrap the toilet paper roll, affix with glue. Tie a knot at the base of an uninflated balloon.
  2. Cut the top (round part) off the balloon and wrap the open end of the balloon around the bottom of the toilet paper roll. Secure it with a rubber band.
  3. To use, insert a marshmallow into the shooter and pull back the knotted end. Release the balloon to propel the marshmallow outward.

6. Toilet Paper Roll Crab

Whether you’re crafting with kids, looking for a creative way to recycle, or simply love marine life, this craft is perfect for imaginative play or as a whimsical addition to your seaside-themed decor.

Materials NeededEquipments
Empty toilet paper roll
Red Construction paper
2 Toothpicks
2 Googly eyes
2 Red chenille stems\
Elmers glue
Glue Sticks
Cordless Glue gun
  1. Trim red construction paper to match the size of the toilet paper rolls and adhere with glue.
  2. Then, slice two pipe cleaners in half. Set one piece aside, then intertwine the three remaining pieces at their midpoint.
  3. Create feet by bending each pipe cleaner at the end and glue to the bottom of the toilet paper roll.
  4. Slice two red construction paper circles and remove a wedge from each.
  5. Next, divide the remaining pipe cleaner into halves. Attach each circle to one end of a pipe cleaner, then affix the opposite end of the pipe cleaner to the sides of the toilet paper roll to form the claws.
  6. Insert two toothpicks through the top of the toilet paper roll. Attach googly eyes to the ends of the toothpicks using glue.

7. Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft 

For this particular craft, the supplies you need includes White cardstock, Markers, Paper roll and Glue stick.

Follow the procedures below to learn how to create a unicorn toilet paper roll craft.

  1. First and foremost, print out any beautiful template on white cardstock.
  2. Use markers to color as preferred.
  3. First, cut out all template pieces.
  4. Then, for the body template, cut along the four center leg lines.
  5. Afterward, fold each leg forward and crease along the lines.
  6. Subsequently, bend each leg backward and crease along the lines
  7. Apply glue generously to the backside of the body piece, excluding the legs. Wrap the body template around the paper roll. Your unicorn can now stand freely.
  8. Lastly, glue the head to one side at an angle and attach the tail to the opposite end using glue. For a curled tail, wrap it around a marker.

8. Toilet Paper Roll Ninjas

The supplies needed to make a Toilet Paper Roll Ninja are basically just toilet roll cores, paint, straws and a black marker. Follow the steps below to make one for your kid.

  1. Begin by sketching the slot for the ninjas’ eyes.
  2. Paint their bodies, opting for colors like black and red or your preferred choices.
  3. Add the striking ninja eyes and eyebrows with a pen.
  4. Tie knots on their straw belts and equip them with a staff for combat. Trim the straw if it’s too lengthy.

9. Astronaut Toilet paper roll Craft 

The materials you’ll need to carry out this craft includes the following.

White cardstock
Paper tube
Glue stick
Tape (optional)

  1. First and foremost, print out any beautiful template on white cardstock.
  2. Next, color the astronaut as you wish. You can fill in the American flag or create your own flag design.
  3. Next cut the template and flag out
  4. Trim along the top and bottom lines of the arms, ensuring they remain attached to the body. Fold and crease the arms to protrude from the template.
  5. Securely glue or tape the template around the paper tube, with the arms extending outward.
  6. Attach the flag to the astronaut’s hand using glue, and your project is complete.

10. Toilet Paper Roll Ladybug craft for kids

The materials you need to get ready to start are a Red paper, Black paper, Glue Scissors, Black pipe cleaners, Brass fasteners, Markers or stickers and Wiggly eyes. Now, lets get into the production.

  1. Begin by covering the TP roll entirely with the black paper using the glue stick.
  2. Start by drawing a heart shape on the red paper and fill it with smaller hearts. Optionally, use heart-shaped stickers instead. Then, cut out the wings.
  3. Attach the wings to the toilet paper roll using brass fasteners, leaving space at the top for the ladybug’s head.
  4. Draw a circle on black paper or foam, cut it out, and attach two wiggly eyes and two pipe cleaners on top. Curl the pipe cleaners for antennas and affix the head to the top of the roll.
  5. Cut six pieces of pipe cleaners and attach them to the sides of the roll.
  6. Spread the ladybug’s wings and write your secret message on the black paper. You can use a white pen or paint a heart, or stick the message instead.
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