At this point, we’ve all stocked up on toilet paper and paper towels. But instead of throwing the cardboard rolls out, keep the kids busy (because we need to keep them busy) and use them for fun art projects.
Working on craft projects has always been one of my favorite ways to bond with my kids. Glitter, glue, beads, paint — you name it, I’ve got it. And something my kids and I also care a lot about are the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. That’s why most of my favorite craft projects come from turning recyclables into little treasures. There are literally so many fun things you can do with a roll of toilet paper! From these adorable Star Wars figures to creating a delicate rose, the sky’s the limit with those little cardboard cylinders. So, before you toss out your old toilet paper rolls, take a look at some of these clever ideas and choose some fun, creative, and adorable toilet paper roll crafts to try with your kids.
Alex Richards is a Brooklyn-based young adult writer with a background in photography and television production. She loves making no-budget horror flicks with her friends, cooking, crafting, exploring, and being silly with her two kids, awesome husband, and lazy cats. In addition to her young adult novel, Back Talk, Alex writes for New York Family Magazine, and works with ASAP, a South African organization supporting rural communities of women caring for vulnerable children.