20 Fun Toilet Paper Roll Crafts Kids Will Love to Make

Toilet paper roll crafts are a great creative way to use up those little cardboard pieces that come with the toilet paper.  You may see them as just toilet paper rolls and throw them away once the roll is done, but instead of throwing them away, why not get the kids to make some fun crafts with them.

There are so many different and creative things these little brown pieces of cardboard can be used for. They also make a great way for kids to get some hands-on art learning while they get creative. Here are some of our favourite toilet paper roll crafts to make.


Decorated to match your favorite style, you can use toilet paper rolls along with some colourful paper straws as a handy vase to keep your flowers in.

Heart Wreath

Add a little love to your door with this heart wreath made from glue, paint, and empty toilet paper rolls! Cut and shape the rolls into these fun hearts to create a fun heart-shaped wreath for Valentine’s Day or just because. For other holidays or seasons, why not paint the rolls in other colours?


Kids love this craft project to make mini pinatas filled with candy. With a little creativity and a few small decorations, toilet paper rolls can be turned into mini pinatas for the kids to enjoy.

Easter Bunny

This adorable bunny is great for summer or to celebrate Easter. It can also serve as a candy holder for the jellybeans or small candies that will be collected throughout the day.

Spring Butterflies

Looking for a fun spring craft to do with the kids? These spring themed butterflies are easy to make and are cute as a button.

Race Car

Make a fun race cars out of toilet paper rolls then race them! A fun and creative way to use up those toilet paper rolls; these little race cars are super cute. Kids will love painting and decorating their race cars.


These colorful rockets are created with paper towel rolls, but you can easily swap those out for toilet paper rolls.

Recycled Birdhouse

A fun and easy summer or spring craft that kids can make, these birdhouses are created with painted toilet paper rolls and used as decorations.

Confetti Poppers

There’s nothing boring about these poppers. Kids will have a blast creating and shooting the poppers during the festive summer holidays.

Olaf Paper Roll Craft

Everyone loves Olaf, these fun and cute Olaf’s are made from leftover toilet paper rolls. Kids can decorate Olaf with colorful construction paper to complete his look.

Toilet Paper Marshmallow Shooters

Kids will have a blast turning empty toilet paper rolls into fun mini marshmallow shooters! These marshmallow shooters are great for the 4th of July and they are a lot of fun for the kids to play with. The shooters are also easy to make and would be fun for a party.

DIY Magnetic Marble Run Craft

Both fun and educational, you can create decorated toilet paper rolls to create a track for the magnetic marbles to travel though.

Bird Feeder

Make a simple bird feeder to hang outside your window. This easy craft is a great way to start young children bird watching and interested in the natural world.

Toy Car Garage

Looking for a fun craft for all of those empty toilet paper tubes you have been collecting? Turn them into a toy car garage!


Recycle those empty toilet paper rolls into a toilet paper roll rocket craft that is out of this world.

Baseball Utensil Holders

If you have a baseball fan in the house, you can turn those paper tubes into fun baseball designs to hold your utensils in. These can be great for spring and summer parties!


Make your own Printable Despicable Me Minions. This easy and fun toilet paper craft is a fun addition to a Despicable Me party or gift for anyone needing a "little help" around the house.

Confetti Poppers

Easy and fun confetti poppers! Use at home items to make anything a party!

Stethoscope That Works!

Make an easy stethoscope for your little doctor! It uses at home items and really works!

Engineer a Zip Slide

Help kids learn how to be a project engineer by designing and building a zip line!

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