Paper towel roll crafts are fun and easy go-to projects for a rainy afternoon spent indoors with the kids. You'll have a creative craft and a great lesson for your little ones on green living; fun, and education all at once!
You don't have to spend a lot of money on beads to let your kids have some fun making their own jewelry. All you need are some empty paper towel rolls and a little creativity to make fun crafts with paper towel rolls! Involve your children in the process by having them help save each roll in the bag, and talk about the fun and easy craft project you'll be doing once the bag is full.
It's also a great opportunity to discuss the importance of recycling! Once you have several rolls collected, it's time to make some beads. Have your kids paint each roll, making several different colored ones.
Carefully stand them up to dry on a Bounty paper towel. You will probably need to paint a second coat once the first one is dry. When the paint is dry, cut each roll down into 1" wide tubes. An adult will need to help with this step. Let your kids have fun decorating the cut pieces. Have them paint patterns with glue and then sprinkle glitter on top. They can also decorate with markers, foam stickers, or small tissue paper squares. When you have a whole bunch of paper towel roll beads complete, your kids can string them on the yarn to make colorful necklaces and bracelets.
You can color and design your rocket ship however you'd like, and you might want to make several so that you have a fleet of them. Wrap construction paper around the roll and secure it in place with tape. You can use several colors if you'd like, making stripes around the body of your rocket ship.
Cut four slits about two inches long at the end of the roll. Cut two triangles, around four inches long and three inches high, out of construction paper. Cut a slit in one triangle from the top down, and cut a slit in the other from the bottom up. Slide the triangle with the bottom slit into two of the slits on opposite sides of the paper towel roll. Slide the other triangle into the other two slits. This forms the base of the rocket ship. Cut a four-inch circle of construction paper and shape it into a cone, taping the edges together.
Tape this on the top of the rocket ship for its nose. Color and decorate your rocket ship as desired, with shapes, words, numbers, or names. The sky's the limit! Recycle your paper towel tubes by making a paper towel roll kaleidoscope.
It's fun and easy, and it's something kids will enjoy making. Use the scissors to cut it out, and then draw three lines lengthwise on it, with one line close to the edge.
Fold the plastic along the lines to make an elongated triangular tube, with a thin strip along the one edge folding up on the outside of the triangle.
Tape the triangle closed by placing tape along the edge lengthwise. Put the plastic triangular shape into the paper towel roll lengthwise. Cut a circle of construction paper that is the exact size of the circle at the end of the paper towel tube, and tape it to the end of the tube. Use the toothpick to poke a hole in the center of the circle. Press the square of plastic wrap into the tube's other end so that it is like a little pouch. Place the confetti, sequins, beads, or plastic pieces into the pouch.
Use the rubber band to secure the waxed paper square over the plastic pouch to keep all the little pieces in. You'll find the instructions for making these seed starters at Goods Home Design. You'll find that this site, Krokotak, is written in a foreign language, but the pictured tutorial makes it very easy to understand the instructions.
This will be a fun activity for little girls while they plan a tea party. This is such a great idea and I think it could be made for anytime by changing the colors and greenery. Go to Create Serendipity for the instructions. I've always liked the idea of displaying an Advent calendar to help the kids understand how many days til Christmas.
Isn't this little fellow cute? You can find the directions for how to make him at Childmade. I think this puppy could be made to look like a bunny by making the ears a little more pointed, giving him a pink nose and a round tail. Imagine making napkin rings with the modern look of birch using paper rolls. Find the instructions for this project at Homework. An outstanding, easy to do craft.
You'll find the instructions and patterns for the heads and legs to make these animals at ZiggityZoom. Make these as Valentine decorations, or change the hearts to little rectangles and add a name or a message. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.
Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. My grandson enjoy coming and visiting me , cuz we always do one of those projects beautiful. It's amazing what creative people can do with things that are simply "garbage" for others. I like your ideas so much. I especially like the "Modern Owls" and I also predict that next Halloween my son is going to have a lot of fun making Halloween Napkin Holders. Thanks for sharing these ideas: Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Turkey Favors Dress up your Thanksgiving table with these cute little turkey favors. Napkin Rings The tutorial for making these extremely attractive napkin rings is found at the Mod Podge Rocks! Black Halloween Candles I love these black Halloween candles and see that they are very easy to make.
Birdhouse Ornaments Imagine how these birdhouse ornaments could be made to use for different occasions or holidays. Olaf Who doesn't love Olaf? Wall Art Go to Design Sponge for the directions for this wall art project. Octopus Look at this cute little paper tube octopus project. Glitter Mirror You'd never believe, without seeing for yourself, that a plain round mirror could be made into something so beautiful using cardboard rolls.
Cats These are soo cute. String Lights Although this project is written in a foreign language, the pictures pretty much tell you how this is done. Autumn Wall Hanging The simplicity of this wall hanging is what makes it so unique and elegant. Mini City Make a mini city for your little matchbook cars.
Paper Roll Butterfly This project is easy enough for the kids, but you'll want to help them with the painting. Cutout Wall Art A project like this appears to be more intricate than most and probably is more of an adult project. Make Owls From Paper Rolls. Faux Metal Wall Art No one will ever guess that these metal looking wall plaques are actually paper rolls.
Tree Ornaments Would you have guessed that these ornaments started out as tp rolls? Turkey Napkin Holder This little napkin holder is so simple to make with a paper roll and fun foam pieces. Anytime Wreath This wreath is beautiful as it is, but just imagine it spray painted gold or black.
Roll Snowman Make a few of these to set around your Xmas village. Owl Family Who wouldn't want this cute little family in their home? Firecrackers Find the instructions for making these cool firecrackers at Crafting a Green World.
TP Roll Flowers You'd never guess these flowers were made from toilet tissue rolls, they are so beautiful.
Spring Caterpillar Help your little ones make these caterpillars and see how proud they'll be with the finished bug. Christmas Trees The little kids will love making these cute little Christmas trees. Hanging Lamp Who would believe that a beautiful hanging light could be made with toilet paper rolls. Seven Dwarfs Kids will love making these Disney characters. Black Cat Add this little black cat to your Halloween projects for the kids.
Reindeer Ornaments To make these super easy reindeer ornaments, go to the Happy Hooligans site for the instructions. Bird Feeder Winter is a great time to make and hang a bird feeder outside a window so the kids can watch the birds eat what the kids have hung out.
Treat Bucket Ornaments Cute, cuter and cutest. Bird of a Feather Make a flock of these feathered birds and hang them from the ceiling to get the feel of an early Spring. Stampers This is a great activity for the very littlest artists. Ghosts and Pumpkin Wreath You'll be surprised at how this Halloween wreath is put together. Little Monsters You'll get all sorts of unique little monsters when you have the kids painting these. Toilet Tissue TubeBook Tutorial.
Celebrate Spring Trees I think these little tree are just too cute. Art Caddy How useful this art caddy would be in a craft room. Jumping Jack Bugs There is a great lesson to learn about what makes things move in this project. Seed Starters If you like to start your garden seeds early, make some of these seed starters to plant them in.
Tea Cups You'll find that this site, Krokotak, is written in a foreign language, but the pictured tutorial makes it very easy to understand the instructions. Holiday Wreath This is such a great idea and I think it could be made for anytime by changing the colors and greenery.
Advent Calendar I've always liked the idea of displaying an Advent calendar to help the kids understand how many days til Christmas. Paper Roll Puppy Isn't this little fellow cute? Birch Napkin Rings Imagine making napkin rings with the modern look of birch using paper rolls.
Valentine Animals You'll find the instructions and patterns for the heads and legs to make these animals at ZiggityZoom. We're on a Roll Here - so leave a comment. All these ideas are so great My grandson enjoy coming and visiting me , cuz we always do one of those projects beautiful thank you very much.. WOW I love this page so many brilliant ideas thanks for putting them together x. Very useful information as well. I just love the wreaths!
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Today I wanted to share some cool paper towel roll crafts for kids! It’s great to use recycled items like this and make them into art projects.
TOILET PAPER ROLL CRAFTS FOR KIDS: Ideas for Easy Arts & Crafts Activities, Instructions, & Projects Using Toilet Paper & Paper Towel Rolls & Cardboard Tubes for children, preschoolers, teens It is never too early to teach your children about the importance of recycling and the best way to teach them is through fun crafts.
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Here are fun and imaginative ways you can craft with paper rolls with kids. These crafts are also environmentally friendly! Start saving up all your paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls for crafting! There are so many fun and imaginative ways to craft with these paper tubes! 18 Arts and Crafts Projects for Toddlers Kids Crafts Tips. Mar 08, · You've saved them for one reason or another and now it's time to make those toilet paper roll crafts! With this collection of 62 Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls, you're sure to find something fun and decorative to do with those cardboard tubes! Out of all the recycled craft ideas out there, crafts /5(26).