Looking for some fun things for your kids to make and do with all those toilet paper rolls hanging around? I’ve scoured the internet looking for the best toilet paper roll projects! Here you will find cute animal crafts and toilet paper roll toys to make. As well as some fine motor, STEM and nature activities to do with toilet paper rolls.
Ready, we are on a roll with these ideas! (I promise, just a few puns)
I hope you find something fun for your kids to make and do with toilet paper rolls on this list. There is something for all ages, from toddler to big kid.
Toilet Paper Rolls: Fun Things for Kids to Make & Do
This list of toilet paper roll crafts will expand your child’s imagination, improve their fine motor skills, provide lots of fun for playtime, hands-on STEM learning as well as encourage them to get outside.
Toilet Paper Roll Animal and Creature Crafts
Toilet Paper Roll Snowman – if you want to add a little bit of fun to a spring day, make a snowman! This toilet paper roll craft is adorable.
Paper Roll Dog Craft by Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls. Use some toilet paper rolls to make these cute puppy dogs. Make them look just like your pup with some construction paper, markers and googly-eyes!
Toilet Paper Roll Squid by Crafty Morning. With some toilet paper rolls, googly-eyes, colorful yarn and card stock paper your kids will have fun creating some really cute squid.
Toilet Paper Roll Yak by Red Ted Art. This adorable little yak is made with a toilet paper roll, paint, construction paper, googly-eyes and yarn! It’s a perfect craft for preschoolers to make when learning the letter Y.
Toilet Roll Dinosaurs by The Craft Train. These little toilet paper roll dinosaurs are so adorable! Who knew you could make dinosaurs simply by cutting and painting toilet paper rolls?
Paper Roll Firefly by One Little Project. These toilet paper roll fireflies are simply adorable and would make a wonderful night light for little kids!
Toilet Paper Roll Toys
Cardboard Tube Bowling Game by All Free Kids Crafts. You can use toilet paper rolls to make fun toys and games for kids to play! This cardboard tube bowling game is sure to delight kids of all ages.
Toilet Paper Roll Frog Toy by One Perfect Day. This toilet paper roll frogs are not only an adorable craft but also a toy! It is sure to keep kids engaged while trying to get the fly in the frog’s mouth.
Toilet Paper Roll Car Craft by A Little Pinch of Perfect. These cool toilet paper roll cars will be fun for kids to design and play with. All you need are some toilet paper rolls, pouch caps and basic craft supplies.
Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe Marionette by Red Ted Art. Kids will have fun learning about marionettes and puppets through making these toilet paper roll giraffe marionettes. All you need is some toilet paper rolls and basic craft supplies.
Cardboard Roll Dolls by Happy Hooligans. These toilet paper dolls are so creative! Kids will love making them look just the way they want and then playing with them.
Toiler Paper Roll Fine Motor Activities
Pipe Cleaner Fish Color Matching by Homeschool AEC. This cute fine motor fish color matching activity uses painted toilet paper rolls to match the fish with. It’s a great learning activity for toddlers!
Cardboard Bead Threading Activity by The Imagination Tree. These cardboard beads are made with painted toilet paper rolls. They are a neat way for toddlers to practice threading.
Threading Using Straws and Cardboard Tubes by Laughing Kids Learn. This is a unique threading activity for toddlers and preschoolers using toilet paper rolls and straws. Simply use a hole puncher to make a bunch of holes in the toilet paper roll and invite your littles to push the straws through the holes!
Cardboard Tubes and Elastic Bands Fine Motor Activity by Craftulate. This fine motor activity uses a cardboard tube, but it would also work with a toilet paper roll! Then all you need is some elastic bands or hair ties to set up this simple activity for your toddler or preschooler.
Cutting Paper Hair on Cardboard Dolls by Laughing Kids Learn. Turn your toilet paper rolls into dolls with long, colorful hair. Then let your preschooler practice cutting skills.
Toilet Paper Roll STEM Activities
Fridge Marble Run – grab some magnets (or painters tape) and make a marble run on the fridge! Kids absolutely love this toilet paper roll activity, and it is so so easy!
A Stairway Marble Run – Or, if you happen to have wooden spindles on your staircase, grab those toilet paper rolls and make a marble run on your stairs!
Hand Crank Wench by Little Bins for Little Hands. Using toilet paper rolls and other recycled materials and craft supplies your kids can build these neat STEM activity.
DIY Marble Run with Toilet Paper Rolls by Powerful Mothering. Using toilet paper rolls and some other basic art supplies you and your kids can make this do-it-yourself marble run! Then your kids can have lots of fun rolling the marbles down.
DIY Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Building Blocks by Swoodson Says. If you have a toddler, these do-it-yourself toilet paper roll blocks are simple to make and a lot of fun to build with. It’s a great early STEM learning activity!
Cardboard Tube Construction Set by Pickle Bums. Kids will have so much fun building with these bright and colorful toilet paper roll construction set. All you need is a bunch of toilet paper rolls, colorful paint and scissors!
Homemade Kaleidoscope by Buggy & Buddy. This fun STEM activity uses one toilet paper roll and some basic art supplies. It’s a great way for kids to explore the science of light, reflections and symmetry!
Toilet Paper Roll Nature Activities
Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft for Cloud Observation by Buggy & Buddy. This cute toilet paper roll binocular craft is a great way to bring more excitement to looking at clouds and identifying them!
How to Make Toilet Paper Roll Seed Starters by Lady Lee’s Home. Toilet Paper Roll Seed Starters are a great way to recycle toilet paper rolls and get the Spring garden started with kids.
Nature Cuffs by Danya Banya. Head outside with these cut toilet paper roll cuffs! Stick on some flowers and other pretty things found in nature to make some beautiful nature cuffs.
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder by The Resourceful Mama. Recycle toilet paper rolls by making these simple bird feeders! All you need is peanut butter, bird seed and string.
Whether you have toddlers, preschoolers or big kids, I hope you’ve found some great ideas for using up all those toilet paper rolls in this list! Now all you need to do is gather up some basic craft supplies and get creative with your kids.
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Happy crafting! I hope you and yours are keeping safe and finding something to make you smile every single day.