March 18, 2020
This is a hard and fast rule in my house: Never, ever, EVER throw away toilet paper tubes! Or paper towel tubes for that matter. Basically all cardboard has a second life around here. Toilet paper tubes provide such a wide variety of bases for crafting, and I really believe you can never have too many! And actually, if you ever run out, don’t fret! You can actually buy naked tubes now and they are super sturdy and perfectly shaped with no straggling toilet paper residue!
Here are ten of my favorite toilet paper tube crafts but some of my favorite crafters out there!
I love the simplicity of these toilet paper tube llamas by Mer Mag.
2 ICE CREAM CONES
There’s no one better than my friend Jodi Levine of Super Make It when it comes to toilet paper tube crafts!
3 TUBE KNITTING
Another one from Super Make It…this one uses the tube to help you knit these amazing finger puppets!
4 ABSTRACT PUZZLE SCULPTURE
Paint tubes in various colors, cut slits in the sides, and use them as building blocks like Picklebums did.
One Little Project did some simple engineering to make this cute windmill spin!
6 FLYING AIRPLANE
Attach this plane to a string and watch it fly across the room. From my book, Project Kid: Crafts that Go!
7 TOILET PAPER TUBE CROWNS
Cut and painted with a cute Frenchy style, I love the crowns from Hello Wonderful!
8 TOILET PAPER TUBE ANIMALS
These artful little sculptures by Ukkonooa feel like they leaped right out of a storybook!
9 TUBE CATS
These Molly Moo cats have such a personality!
10 MIRO INSPIRED SCULPTURE
Art Camp LA really took these tubes to a high art level, creating Miro-inspired sculptures.
March 18, 2020| Activities, Early Elementary, Older Elementary, Preschool, Tween to Teen, Uncategorized, Upcycled