5 easy toilet paper roll crafts for kids!

Toilet paper roll crafts

5-minute makes

Toilet rolls are finished at an impressive rate in our house (note to self, never trust a toddler near a full roll!) Put the empty tubes to good use with these 5-minute craft ideas. They're perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
  • 5-10 minutes
  • Toilet paper roll tubes, paint, googly eyes, scissors
  • 3+

1. Toilet roll car: take a toy for a ride!

What to do:

  1. Help your child to snip a little bit from the middle of the tube. (This is where the driver sits)
  2. Now, they paint the tube a fast car colour (like racing red!).
  3. Once dry, they snip and stick black paper wheels, paint on go faster stripes and add a lucky number.
Toilet paper roll car
Toilet roll snake

2. Easy toilet roll craft: sssuper snake

It’s so simple:

  1. Your child paints the tube a snakey colour.
  2. Once dry, they paint some snakey patterns (zigzags, stripes or spots).
  3. When that dries, they cut down from the top of the tube in a spiral.
  4. Finally, add a paper tongue and googly eyes.

3. Use a toilet roll to craft a cool cat!

Easy step-by-steps:

  1. Cut the tube in half (they can use the other half for the pig, if you like).
  2. Now your child paints it a cat colour.
  3. Once dry, they add paper ears, paws, whiskers and a tail.
  4. Then they draw on a cute cat’s face and add googly eyes.
Toilet roll cat
Toilet roll owl

4. Twoo! Transform a toilet roll into an owl

How to make it:
  1. Fold in the top of the tube and push down so you create two ears.
  2. Now your child paints it a good owl colour.
  3. Once dry, they pop on googly eyes.
  4. And then they paint wings, feathers, a beak and claws.

5. Fishy socks

What to do:
  1. Cut the tube in half (they can use the other half to make the cat).
  2. Now your child paints it piggy pink.
  3. Once dry, they add pink paper ears, googly eyes and a button nose.
  4. Then they snip into the tube to create front trotters.
  5. For the tail, they twist paper to make it curl.
Toilet roll pig