In a large family like ours, there is never a shortage of empty toilet paper tubes. We like to use them for crafts and activities year-round and we especially like to make Christmas toilet paper roll crafts.
I know that toilet paper rolls are recyclable, but it does seem a shame to just always throw them in the blue recycle 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. 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 we will be making our annual homemade Christmas crackers with empty toilet paper rolls. All the great craft blogs out there make it so much easier to come up with ideas.
Christmas Toilet Paper Roll Crafts:
Cardboard Tube Gnomes from Crafts by Amanda
Toilet Roll Reindeer from Happy Hooligans
Santa Going Down the Toilet Paper Roll Chimney from Crafty Morning
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Trees from Reading Confetti
The Three Wise Men at Red Ted Art
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
Snow Owl Ornaments from Pam’s Party and Practical Tips
Adorable Toilet Roll Snowman over at Red Ted Art
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
Christmas Candle Craft for Kids at Happy Hooligans
Toilet Paper Roll Angel at I Can Teach My Child
Fabric Scraps Nativity from Jessica Lynette
Toilet Paper Roll Advent Wreath from Easy Peasy and Fun
Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree Craft from The Resourceful Mama
With all of these ideas and easy access to the main material, the hardest decision will be which one of these Christmas toilet paper roll crafts to make with your kids or students first!