There seems to be an endless array of fun and creative toilet paper roll crafts and other ideas. Who knew! I’m excited about the ease and low cost of these cute and clever toilet paper roll art projects. No more tossing them in the trash at my house! I’m saving them for a rainy day.

Easy DIY toilet paper roll crafts for kids, toddlers, teens and adults! Lots of fun and creative ways to recycle toilet paper rolls. Fun ideas for fall, Christmas and more.

Toilet Paper Roll Pencil Holders

How cute are these!? Simply staple or glue 3-4 toilet paper rolls together, and then decorate to make cute fuzzy animals. I would also suggest hot gluing the rolls down onto a cardboard surface to keep it from falling over once it’s filled with supplies. 

Fun and easy animal themed pencil holder made out of toilet paper rolls. A cheap and easy recycled craft easy enough for kids to make.
Staple or glue the rolls together and decorate however you’d like with paper, paint, yarn, googly eyes, pom poms, or cotton balls. I’d also suggest hot gluing the rolls down onto a small base such as a piece of cardboard to keep it from tipping over once filled with supplies.

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

What a great eco-friendly activity to do with the kids! Spread peanut butter on toilet paper rolls, roll them in bird seeds, and then hang them from a tree branch for the birds to enjoy. Now I just need to find a spot where the squirrels won’t gobble it up in one sitting.

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder
This brilliant idea comes from Go Graham Go
easy toilet paper roll bird feeder | Pinterest crafts for kids.
You can also do this with oranges!

Toilet Paper Roll Storage 

This ingenious idea is so simple and yet so useful. Create a pen caddy with toilet paper rolls! A clever way to keep your pens, markers, paint brushes, and pencils organized without spending any money. You can find the full instructions for this project over at Instructables

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Organizer | A cheap and easy way to organize pens, markers and pencils! This toilet paper roll craft is actually useful.

Cord Organization 

If you have drawers full of tangled cords, try keeping them organized with toilet paper rolls. You can even make them fancy with adhesive paper. Check out the details over at Apartment Therapy

Awesome Toilet Paper Roll Ideas

Toilet Paper Roll Color Match

How about a fun learning activity for kids? Check out this color match game using toilet paper rolls as well as a bunch of other easy color sorting games. So many fun and clever ideas!

A list of fun and easy toilet paper roll crafts and activities for kids! This color match game is great for toddlers and preschoolers.
Color Match Game & Other Ideas: Kids Kubby

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

You can create just about any kind of craft out of toilet paper rolls. Kids love turning them into cute little animals and toys. Get creative with paint, stickers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, pom poms, felt, cotton balls, markers, and tissue paper.


Kids of all ages will have fun making these toilet paper roll binoculars! Let them go wild with whatever decorating supplies you happen to have on hand.

This inexpensive craft is perfect for kids of all ages. My preschoolers had a blast making these toilet paper roll binoculars! Once finished, take them outside to explore nature.
Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft

Pom Pom Shooters

Save this easy activity for the next rainy day at home! Your kids will have a blast launching colorful pom poms into the air and competing in shooting games. Get the Full Tutorial Here.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Pom Pom Shooters are a fun indoor activity for kids made with just a few cheap supplies you probably already have at home. Save this idea for the next rainy day!
Step-by-Step Instructions: Pom Pom Shooters

Vibrant Flowers

With a few clever cut-outs, you can easily create a blossoming masterpiece. This eco-friendly craft not only celebrates the beauty of nature but is cheap and easy to make with just a few toilet paper rolls, scissors, and paint. Check out the Full Instructions Here!

Toilet paper roll tulip flowers made by drawing the shape of a flower and cutting out the empty space. Make a variety of colors with paint.
Instructions: Toilet Paper Roll Flowers

4th of July Fireworks Art

With a few clever cuts you can turn a toilet paper roll into a fireworks stamp for the 4th of July! A fun and easy art project for preschoolers and toddlers. Full tutorial here!

Easy toilet paper roll art project for the 4th of July!
Instructions: Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Art

Whimsical Owls

Owls are easy to create by simply folding the top of the toilet paper rolls together, creating what looks like little ears. You can then paint or decorate them however you’d like with markers and paint, along with other creative supplies such as googly eyes or feathers.

toilet paper roll owls

Cute owl toilet paper rolls

I was unable to find the source for the photo below, but I absolutely love the little toilet paper family! Simply paint on a face, add some felt hair, and then dress with scraps of fabric and buttons. 

creative toilet paper roll crafts

Toilet Paper Roll Puppy

Cut the rolls into strips to create unique little paper animals! Add a felt tongue and pom pom nose for the finishing touch. You can find the full step-by-step instructions for this project over at Child Made Tutorials

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Puppy | A super cute cheap project for kids! Here is a list of the most clever crafts to make with toilet paper rolls. These are great for toddlers, preschoolers and even older kids to make! Your next rainy day project, and on a budget.

Toilet Paper Roll Animals

You can easily create just about any kind of animal out of toilet paper rolls. These are fun and easy projects for kids of all ages to make for just about any season or holiday.

The adorable bunnies above are created by flattening a toilet paper roll in half, tracing the shape of a bunny (minus the ears), and then cutting out the empty space. Cut out small ears with the scraps and glue them on to the inside of the little bunny head. You can additionally add a cotton ball tail, as well as draw or paint on details.

A little paint, construction paper, and markers are all you need to make darling animals and insects. Get creative with whatever you have on hand! You could also decorate them with rhinestones, pipe cleaners, pom poms, googly eyes, craft foam, stickers, etc. 

The elephant below makes me laugh! Such a cute idea. The blog for this is no longer there, but It looks like they used craft foam to create the ears, trunk and hair. 

easy toilet paper roll crafts for kids | Pinterest crafts for kids.

This adorable little penguin has also been created using craft foam and googly eyes. Check out all the details over at Momstown

toilet paper roll penguin | Pinterest crafts for kids.

I’m really digging the spiky orange paper hair on the funny penguin below. You could use this idea for just about any wacky little creature! Just cut strips into a colorful piece of craft paper, leaving just enough paper left over to glue to the inside of the roll. 

Toilet paper roll penguin with funny orange hair.

Fall & Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Toilet paper roll Halloween crafts offer a fun and eco-friendly way to unleash your creativity during the spooky season. From mummies to monsters, these upcycled creations bring a festive touch to any haunted home.

Halloween toilet paper roll crafts. Monsters, mummies, and vampires.

Gobble Gobble! This creative little turkey is a wonderful Thanksgiving craft for kids to make. I’m digging the idea of using old book pages or newspaper for the feathers. 

toilet paper roll turkey

Toilet Paper Roll Cars

These little economical toy cars are made completely out of toilet paper rolls, cardboard, paint, and brads. Not only fun to make, but entertaining for the kids to play with over and over again. Check out the details and instructions over at Kifli

And how about these train cars! So easy to make with a variety of plastic bottle caps. 

Fun toilet paper roll craft for kids made with cheap recycled materials from home including plastic bottle caps! Step by step tutorial on how to make a cardboard train set.
Full Tutorial: Toilet Paper Roll Train Set

Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts

It’s the time of year when we are filling our home with Christmas decorations and homemade crafts. The kids love adding their own personal touch, and toilet paper rolls make it easy and affordable to create the most adorable Christmas themed crafts. 

Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Craft Ideas
The hats for these carolers are made with baby socks! Such a creative idea. Tie the tops with yarn or ribbon to create the look of a beanie.

These happy little angels are made with handprint wings and gold or silver pipe cleaners. These would make for great Christmas ornaments! The white angel wings would really pop in a green tree. 

Toilet Paper Roll Angel

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming to town. These little paper roll Santas would be great adorning a gift or hanging on the tree. I wonder if you could even stuff them with some candy? Get the full tutorial over at Krokotak

Mini Santa Gift Bags Made Out Of Toilet Paper Rolls

We watch the Elf movie about a dozen times every December, so I’m absolutely in love with these fuzzy little guys! With the felt, you can barely even tell there’s a toilet paper roll under there. Get the full details and instructions over at Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Toilet Paper Roll Elves | Pinterest Christmas Crafts

This Santa Sleigh is probably one of the most detailed toilet paper roll crafts I’ve seen. The reindeer antlers are made with pieces of Christmas tree! Go check it out over at The Ramblings

Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer | Pinterest Christmas Crafts

Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes

You would never guess that these handmade snowflakes were made out of toilet paper rolls! With a little bit of glue, glitter, and paint you can actually make something quite pretty out of recycled materials. Sources for these toilet paper roll crafts. 1. Night Owl 2. Crafty Sisters 3.Dee Dee

I really like how DIY Inspired used a large rhinestone for the middle.

DIY Christmas ornaments made out of toilet paper rolls! A cheap and easy craft for kids and adults.

Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Made out of cardboard and toilet paper rolls, this advent calendar allows you to fill each day with a miniature gift. My kids would love this! Let them poke open a new day every morning as they get closer and closer to Christmas. 

Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

It’s rustic meets shabby chic with these adorable wreaths made out of paper rolls. Finish them off with ribbon, paper flowers, ornaments, or anything else that adds a little pizzaz. Source: Kifli

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

Full Instructions

Toilet Paper Roll Glass Filler

For large glass containers, use a toilet paper roll in the center to fill in the empty space. This allows you to completely fill a jar with half the amount of adornments. Brilliant idea from Dandelions & Dust Bunnies

Toilet paper roll vase filler

Toilet Paper Roll Seed Starters

Use toilet paper rolls to start your plant seeds. When they are ready for planting, stick the whole roll in the ground and they will decompose! You can get more info about these seed starters over at The Spruce

Tons of toilet paper roll ideas

Toilet Paper Roll Crowns & Hats

These would be fun for any kind of party. Simply cut and decorate them to your liking, and then add elastic string! They would make for sweet little photo props, too. Source: Creative Jewish Mom

Fun Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Toilet Paper Roll Hats

Toilet Paper Roll Marble Run

For this fun activity, you’ll be using both toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls in varying sizes. Make window cut-outs with a craft knife, and then paint and/or decorate them. Place magnet strips to the backs to create this fun little marble run. Let the kids experiment and rearrange the tubes to see how many different ways they can get it to work. 

Paper Roll Craft Ideas

Toilet Paper Roll Stamps

Dip the edges of toilet paper rolls in paint for a quick and easy stamp. Let the kids go crazy with different colors and shapes. These would make for great holiday cards, even for the little ones! 

Creative Uses For Toilet Paper Rolls

Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art

It’s just amazing to me how many creative ways you can manipulate a toilet paper roll into a piece of artwork. Cut them, bend them, and then glue them together for unique wall art. You can either leave them their natural color, or use paint to add a splash of color. 

Toilet Paper Roll Art Ideas
You could even try this on a canvas! I love the idea behind this tree art. Flickr

This clever wall art was made with a frame and toilet paper rolls cut into floral shapes. Source: Crescent & Old Lace

Toilet Paper Roll Art Crafts

What can you make out of toilet paper rolls? Just about everything! These cheap recycled projects are so easy to make for kids of all ages, adults too! If you're looking for cheap crafts to make with supplies you probably already have at home, toilet paper rolls are the way to go. You can use paper towel rolls as well, just cut them in half. I’m excited about the ease and low cost of these cute and clever DIY toilet paper roll art projects. It's turning trash into treasure!


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