In a large family like ours, there is never a shortage of empty toilet paper tubes. I know that they are recyclable, but it does seem a shame to just always throw them in the blue bag, especially when I remember making crafts with our paper tubes as a child. It’s funny how the memory works. In my mind, my brother and I made something out of every empty toilet paper roll in our childhood, but I’m sure that can’t be true. It was probably only a handful of times that we used them for crafting and I’m sure my mom threw the rest away, but I only have memories of the things we made with them and of the bag she used to collect them in for future projects.
It is precisely because of those memories that I feel a small measure of guilt in getting rid of empty toilet paper rolls so I am always on the lookout for craft ideas that use them. They are also a very inexpensive craft supply!
This Christmas season, we have made a few new t.p. roll crafts and will be making our annual homemade Christmas crackers. It is so much easier now with Pinterest and the internet to come up with ideas!
Here are 12 projects for the holidays that use empty toilet paper rolls:
Cardboard Tube Gnomes from Crafts by Amanda
Toilet Roll Reindeer from Happy Hooligans
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Trees from Reading Confetti
The Grinch Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Craft for Kids from Crafty Morning
Homemade Christmas Crackers from here on The Chaos and The Clutter
Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar from Danya Banya
Toilet Paper Roll Holiday Elves from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Cardboard Tube Christmas Tree Ornaments from I Heart Arts and Crafts
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments from Happy Hooligans
Easy DIY Christmas Ornament for Kids from DIY Inspired
Cardboard Tube Children and Snowmen from Crafts by Amanda
Cardboard Tube Painted Poinsettia from The Preschool Toolbox
If you are like me and have a never-ending supply of toilet paper tubes, you may want to follow my Toilet Paper Rolls board on Pinterest to get even more ideas.