Toilet Paper Roll Art

Time to bring our Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts from over the years together in one place. From TP Roll Puppets, to play scenes, rocks and gift boxes.. you will find an ecclectic mix of craft ideas for the humble toilet paper roll! Each craft has it’s own step by step tutorial to help you make your own version with your little ones!

Now our love affair with Toilet Paper Roll Crafts goes a LONG WAY BACK! In fact, I think one of our first 5 or so kids crafts here on Red Ted Art all those year’s ago was a craft made out of the oh so humble TP Roll!!!! Generally speaking a toilet roll craft is an easy craft! With lots of fun to be had. A lick of paint, a glue stick and a pair of scissors is all you need for the majority of today’s makes!

We love crafting with TP Rolls.. they are plentiful, pretty much EVERYONE has them.. and toilet paper rolls are surprisingly versatile! They are also free. And go well with our love of free craft resources, such as our Nature Crafts for Kids, we also adore Newspaper DIYs…. so without too much further ado… let’s see what you can make out of the humble Loo Roll!!!!!

There is nothing quite like a Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for kids!

Remember, we LOVE TP Roll Crafts here on Red Ted Art and will be adding more over time. So do make this your first port of call if you are looking for something specific to make out of TP Rolls.. alternatively, leave me a comment below if you can’t find what you are looking for!!

Toilet Paper Roll Marionettes

Oh yes, we LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of using toilet paper rolls to make marionettes! It all started with our “Giraffes Can’t Dance” puppets and suddenly we knew.. MORE marionettes needed to be made!

  • We also made some cardboard tube Giraffe marionettes a long long time ago!
  • Autumn Leaf Birds Marionettes
  • Sausage Dog Marionette – Victor van Krumm Dog (not strictly speaking a TP Roll, but a cardboard tube.. but thought you would want to see him anyway!)
  • Get whimsical with our TP Roll Unicorn Marionette (love our reader’s photos here on instagram for this one!)

Loo Roll Binoculars

TP Roll Binoculars are SUCH a childhood classic, that we have in fact made several versions of them over the years – decorated in all sorts of manners… and “not decorated” at all (my kids frequently turn up with taped together TP Rolls dangling from their necks).. but if you do want to decorate and maybe use some handy printables here or there, check out these themed Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars!

  • Grab you cardboard rolls and make some Poppy Cat TP Roll Binoculars
  • Space adventure with Curious George Binoculars
  • Valentines Day Love Heart Binoculars

5 Minute Crafts with TP Rolls

Sometimes, things are just a bit busy. If you want to craft something.. but want to craft in a hurry or don’t have much time to “set things up”.. here are some cute and simple “5 minute Toilet paper crafts”.

  • Who knew a cardboard roll, could look so sweet. Make a Simple Doodle Owl – a great 5 minute craft
  • TP Roll Mouse – super quick and easy to make, like the bunny, next, you could use it as a favour box as well. We actually turned ours into a little Mouse King for a Nutcracker playset!
  • TP Roll Bunny Box – these make great little treat boxes too!
  • Pumpkin Seed Owl
  • TP Roll Wrist “Watch”
  • You can also turn your Toilet Paper Rolls into fabulous Chick Gift Boxes! How cute are these? And they are no mess and only take minutes to make!!

Cardboard Tube Gift Boxes or Favour Boxes

TP rolls also make great and quirky little gift boxes. They can quickly be decorated and converted to hold a precious gift or used as favour boxes at Birthday Parties

  • Make TP Roll Mini Pinatas for Cinco de Mayo, Frida Kahlo style! A great way to upcycle some tissue paper leftovers.
  • You can also turn your Toilet Paper Rolls into fabulous Chick Gift Boxes! How cute are these? And they are no mess and only take minutes to make!! These are fun for Easter or maybe fill with a treat for Mom
  • Simlarly, Mom will love these Simple Heart Gift Boxes (pill box shape) on Mother’s Day or make them as Valentine’s Day gifts for friends.
  • Yarn Wrapped Owl Gift Box
  • TP Roll Mouse – super quick and easy to make, like the bunny, next, you could use it as a favour box as well.
  • TP Roll Pyramid Gift Box
  • Fun Toilet Paper Roll Candy Corn Box
  • Adorable TP Roll Cat boxes
  • We Love this Toilet Paper Bat Pinata (use it as a gift box OR a pinata)
  • And who can resist this TP Roll Minion Gift Boxes – you will need a little blue construction paper for this one and you will how very easy it is to make! Googly eyes are the perfect finishing touches!
  • Working in Preschool? Why not take a peak at these TP Roll Paddington Bear Favour Box (I made these as a toy, a reader used them as favour boxes)
  • TP Roll Bunny Box already mentioned above in the 5minute craft section

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts – Organizers

Toilet Paper Rolls make great organisers… especially as they are so plentiful. So make sure you collect them for a week or two and then you will be able to make some of these TP Roll Organisers

  • Or alternatively, make a Cardboard Tube CASTLE Desk Tidy
  • Trinket Display Case for all those “mini collectibles the kids may have”. This one really is Easy Peasy. And a great tidy for your room.
  • Colourful TP Roll Desk Tidy

TP Roll Play Sets & Toys

Many of the easy TP Roll Crafts for Kids we have made over time, have just been “play things”.. things we made to go with a favourite book or story.. to bring the story to life and to play with. You will see.. we have a great long list of Toilet Paper Roll Toys and Play sets that the kids can make with you. Hrre we go….

  • Toilet Paper Roll Nutcracker and friends set? The perfect Story Telling Prop for Nutcracker Ballet fans!
  • Hospital Play Set – more fun with simple cardboard tube characters and googly eyes. This one kepy my son busy when he was a toddler for hours. Lots of imaginative play!
  • TP Roll Mouse – super quick and easy to make, like the bunny, next, you could use it as a favour box as well.
  • TP Roll Mini Beasts – we hat lots of fun with glitter glue and google eyes!
  • Groundhog Toilet Paper Roll
  • Cute TP Roll Love Bugs
  • Yarn Wrapped Owl Gift Box
  • Another owl.. this time a heart shaped Valentine’s Day Owl made from Paper Rolls
  • Easy Pipe Cleaner Turkey Craft
  • Toilet Paper Roll Rocket
  • TP Roll Sheep
  • Friendly Monsters
  • Castles & Men
  • TP Roll Mermaids
  • Kings and Queens Playset
  • Robot
  • TP Roll Umbrella Craft
  • TP Roll Zoo Play set
  • TP Roll Snake
  • DIY Sidewalk chalk
  • TP Roll Dragon (blow those flames!)
  • Easy Paper Roll Firework Blowers! These are super cute and easy to make. Use upcycled tissue paper and Toilet Paper Tubes!
  • BOOK & CRAFT Loo Roll Zoo inspired by “Who is Hiding”
  • BOOK & CRAFT Pirates inspired by “The Troll”
  • BOOK & Craft a Boy and his penguin inspired by “Lost & Found”
  • BOOK & CRAFT TP Roll Paddington Bear
  • BOOK & CRAFT Red Riding Hood Play set
  • BOOK & CRAFT Three Little Pigs
  • BALLERT & Craft: Toilet Paper Roll Nutcracker and friends set? The perfect Story Telling Prop for Nutcracker Ballet fans!
  • MOVIE & CRAFT TP Roll Poppy Cat Figures (incl. printable)
  • MOVIE & CRAFT Captain Jack Sparrow!
  • MOVIE & CRAFT Pigeon from the Storks Movie
  • MOVIE & CRAFT Boxtrolls
  • MOVIE & CRAFT Shaun the Sheep
  • MOVIE & CRAFT Minions

Toilet Paper Roll Animal Crafts

This is a recap of some of the TP Roll Crafts for kids in other sections, but again, I think it is worth to highlight them again in a special Toilet Paper Roll Animal Crafts subsection. I have ordered them alphabetically (by animal name, not title of the post!!) and I have some great new crafts coming for this section over the coming months, so please do check back again!

(In fact, do take a peak at our Bug Toilet Paper Roll Crafts section as welll as a dedicated Toilet Paper Roll Animal Crafts section! So cute).

  • Arty recycled fun with this Love Struck Lion Craft – Toilet Paper Roll Lion – so cute!
  • How to make a Groundhog Toilet Paper Roll for Groundhog Day!
  • Toilet Paper Roll Orangutan
  • Toilet Paper Bat Pinata
  • TP Roll Mouse – super quick and easy to make, like the bunny, next, you could use it as a favour box as well.
  • Toilet paper Roll Koala (seriously cute)
  • Wonderful Toilet Paper Roll Dragonflies
  • Easy Toilet Paper Roll Piggies
  • Adorable little Toilet Paper Roll Vulture
  • E for Elephant Toilet Paper Roll Craft
  • Toilet Paper Roll Frogs so fun!
  • Toilet Paper Roll Paddington Bear
  • Toilet Paper Roll Mini Beasts
  • Toilet Paper Leaf Birds Marionettes
  • Toilet Paper Roll Bunny Box
  • Toilet Paper Roll Cat boxes
  • Toilet Paper Victor van Krumm Dog
  • Toilet Paper Giraffe marionettes
  • Toilet Paper Pigeon from the Storks Movie
  • Toilet Paper Simple Doodle Owl
  • Toilet Paper Three Little Pigs
  • Toilet Paper Shaun the Sheep
  • Toilet Paper Roll Sheep
  • Toilet Paper Roll Snake
  • Twiggy Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer
  • Toilet Paper Roll Unicorn Marionette
  • Red Riding Hood – includes a Toilet Paper Roll Wolf
  • Toilet Paper Roll Zoo Play set
  • Toilet Paper Roll Dragonfly
  • Super cute CHICK Toilet Paper Roll gift box!
  • Toilet Paper Roll Yak
  • N is for Narwhal com – a super fun and easy Toilet Paper Roll Narwhal Craft. The kids will love this one!
  • Learn how to make a TP Roll Spider Windsock! So fun.

Wearable Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids

Yes, you can WEAR your toilet paper roll creations too! And often you can’t even tell it is a TP Roll.. well it depends on what you are making of course. But here are some great TP Roll wearable ideas for you! They are quick and easy too and should probably go into the 5 minute TP Roll Craft category too!

  • Crowns for Prince & Princesses
  • Simple TP Roll Watch
  • Easy Bracelet
  • Superhero Cuffs

Practical Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids

Yes that is right easy TP Roll crafts are not just easy and fun, but can be PRACTICAL too…

  • TP Roll Seedling Pots
  • Napkin Rings
  • Halloween Mini Buckets
  • TP Roll Cat Toy
  • Chinese New Year TP Roll Lanterns

Loo Roll Autumn Crafts

As with our TP Roll Animal section, these TP Roll Autumn Crafts are been regrouped from previous sections – specifically for Autumn, as sometimes it is nice to browse by season! We also have a specila Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Crafts section fo ryou to explore!

  • Leaf Birds Marionettes
  • Cutest of cute Toilet Paper Roll Scarecrows – so fun and NO MESS (no paint needed)
  • TP Roll Witch & Cat
  • TP Roll Candy Corn Gift Box
  • Halloween Mini Buckets
  • Toilet Paper Bat Pinata
  • Simple Doodle Owl – I think owls also make a lovely Thanksgiving Craft – move over turkeys.. owls are coming!
  • Learn how to make a TP Roll Spider Windsock! So fun.

TP Roll Christmas Crafts

Well.. if you know Red Ted Art well.. you will know that we have written about Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts before!! But will share them here (for completeness sake again!). You may have seen some of the following in sections above, but they are suitable for Christmas too, so I thought I would share them again!

  • TP Roll Snowmen (and a game of Snowman Bowling)
  • Fabulous Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Trees (great as Napkin Rings or Ornaments)
  • Cute little TP Roll Angel (say aaaaah) – another popular addition to any toilet paper roll nativity set or gorgeous as a toilet roll tree topper!
  • How about a Twiggy TP Roll Rudolph? Yes please!
  • Or this super cute and simple TP Roll Santa (fill him with sweets for an extra treat!)Celebrate 3 Kings Day with this simple but effective TP Roll Crown Craft
  • Alternatively, make your OWN set of 3 Kings AND a Camel! (The Camel still makes me giggle). Find the TP Roll 3 Kings here and the TP Roll Camel here. They really are the perfect addition to any toilet paper roll nativity set this Christmas!We also had fun, with a Winter Small World Play
  • 2 different types of DIY TP Roll Gift boxes (that kids can make too!)And no Christmas crafting would be complete without your very own TP Roll Christmas Cracker Craft
  • Or make some cute little TP Roll Snowflakes with the kids and decorate the house!
  • A gorgeous set of Nutcracker Ballet crafts.

But do check out our original Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts list, because we have some surprise extras!