100 Fun and Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Toddlers 2 & 3 Years Old

Don’t toss all the toilet paper rolls! Well, I’m sure if you’re on the hunt for some easy toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers, you’ve been stashing them left, right and center. Easy to do when you’ve got little ones at home – why use 3 sheets when you can use 30, right?!

Here you’ll find toilet paper roll crafts a-plenty, all with your 2 or 3-year-old toddler in mind.

That’s not to say older kids won’t appreciate them too – these easy toilet paper roll crafts are likely to appeal to any child who likes getting creative.

And for those who love getting lost in a world of make-believe, which means all little kids, many of the finished crafts double as toys so will continue to entertain your little ones for a long time to come.

Or maybe it’s cardboard tubes you’ve been collecting – these toilet paper roll ideas will work just as well. And given this list is rather supersized, it’s categorized by season and celebration, plus there are sections for animals, fantasy characters and means of transport.

I’ve also included some of our own creations – which will probably stand out as the least photo-worthy, but I’m good with that! I always have to remind myself that when crafting with kids, particularly toddlers, it’s much more about the process of creation than the finished article.

What can Toddlers Make with Toilet Paper Rolls?

How long is a piece of string?! The list is pretty endless when it comes to toilet paper roll crafts. From Frankensteins, mermaids, and love bugs, to musical instruments and binoculars, the versatility of a toilet paper roll is almost unbeatable, perhaps only trumped by the humble paper plate.

There are also some toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers with an educational angle. Yes, you can even use them to create games and activities for learning.

So grab your toilet roll stash, your 2 or 3-year-old and get crafting!

Minute Crafts with Toilet Paper Rolls

Need a toilet paper roll craft for your toddler but short on time? You should be able to finish these ones in a minute or two.

shaker toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Homemade Shaker Instruments with Pasta

Using a toilet paper roll or cardboard tube and uncooked pasta, your toddler will enjoy making this homemade shaker instrument.
Visit Plate in 28 for instructions.

Toilet Paper Roll Flower Vase

Do your toddlers love to pick flowers? Well, here’s a simple toilet paper craft vase they can make and decorate – swap paint for stickers and you’ve definitely got yourself a minute craft. Toddlers will love putting their floral pickings in their very own vase – what a lovely gift for someone special.

Toilet paper roll flower vase from panikomoda.

Bracelets Made from Toilet Paper Rolls

Here’s an adorable and easy toilet paper roll craft for your little girl and her toddler friends. Simply cut a toilet paper roll into three sections, then cut through each one once so it can slide onto their arms easily. Then have your toddlers paint their bracelets in bright colors and decorate them with different stickers. Cute, simple and fun!

Spring bracelets from mimilou_weltentdecker.

toilet paper firework craft for toddlers

Easy Toilet Paper Roll Firework Craft

If you're looking for a fun New Year’s and Fourth of July activity, you might want to try this toilet paper roll firework craft with your toddler. They will enjoy mixing different colors to create the fireworks.
Go to Mom Brite for instructions.
toilet paper roll house crafts for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Houses

Your toddler is sure to love making a house out of a toilet paper roll or cardboard tube. Why not make a whole village? If you only have a few minutes to spare, keep the houses rustic and uncolored and draw the doors on windows on instead. Adorable and simple.
Visit Moms and Crafters for more.
flower stamp for toilet paper roll crafts for 2 year olds

Toilet Roll Stamp Flowers

More stamping, but this time to make some lovely flowers. An easy toilet paper roll craft and art activity for your 2 or 3 year old.
Visit Taming Little Monsters for more.
dinosaur toilet paper craft for toddlers

Dinosaur Toilet Paper Roll Craft

If your toddlers love dinosaurs, then this toilet paper roll craft is for them! They will enjoy making this cute craft and will love roaring around the house with them afterwards.
Go to Conserva Mome for details.
Toilet paper roll umbrella craft

Rainy Day Umbrella Craft

Your toddler will enjoy customizing their very own toilet roll umbrella with the color and pattern of their choice – I can see my daughters right now… pink and purple stripes. Such a fun and easy toilet paper roll craft for toddlers.
Visit In The Playroom for details.

Valentine’s Crafts made with Toilet Paper Rolls or Cardboard Tubes

If Valentine’s day is around the corner, these toilet paper roll crafts with a heart or love theme are what you’re looking for. They would make lovely Mothers Day Crafts too.

easy Valentine toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Toilet Roll Love Bug Valentine Craft

This toilet roll love bug craft will be a hit with little kids. Your toddler will love giving this to Mom or Dad on Valentine's Day.
Head over to Todays Creative Ideas for details.
heart stamp toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Heart Stamp

With some toilet paper rolls, you can easily create a heart-shaped paint stamp for your toddler to use. Then they can stamp to their heart's content… and make a homemade card for Valentine's Day.
Visit Crafting with Kids for more.

Pop Hearts Toilet Paper Roll

This pop heart craft will definitely make a lovely Valentine’s gift or heart-shaped decoration. All you need are toilet paper rolls, paint, glue, colored foil and glitter (with adult supervision, of course!). Simply draw a heart onto the tubes and cut carefully so it’s still attached at the sides at the top and the bottom. Then it’s time for your toddler to decorate.

Pop hearts toilet paper roll crafts.

octopus toilet paper roll crafts for kids on Valentines

Valentine Octopus Toilet Paper Roll Craft

What an adorable and easy-to-make Valentine's Day octopus toilet paper roll craft for toddlers. Well, lots of legs means a whole lot of love!
Head over to In The Playroom for details.

Spring & Easter Crafts with Toilet Paper Rolls

Crafting is a lovely way to spend time with your toddler during the holidays so if Spring is in the air and the Easter Bunny is on his way, and you’re looking for an easy toilet paper roll craft for your toddler or older child, you’ve come to the right place.

For more Easter crafts and activities, check out:

cute butterfly toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Butterfly Toilet Paper Tube Craft

This butterfly toilet paper roll craft uses materials you're sure to already have at home. It's simple, pretty and a great way to introduce the role of butterflies to your toddler.
Head over to Only Passionate Curiosity for details.
easy ladybug toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Ladybug Toilet Paper Roll Craft

How cute is this ladybug toilet paper roll craft? Easy enough for 2 and 3 year olds who are sure to have fun playing with it afterwards.
Head over to Mommy Made That for more.
adorable butterfly craft toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft for Kids

Here's another fun toilet paper roll butterfly craft toddlers can make. All you need are some recycled materials to get going.
Head over to Two Kids and A Coupon for instructions.
Easter bunny for toilet paper craft for toddlers

Easy Easter Craft: Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

Well Easter wouldn't be Easter without the Easter bunny, so this toilet paper roll craft is not to be missed! It's a great hands-on activity and craft for toddlers and preschoolers.
Visit Hispana Global for details.
toilet paper roll bee crafts for toddlers

Bumblebee Toilet Paper Roll Tube Craft for Kids

Another important springtime bug, this time a bumblebee toilet paper roll craft. A lovely fun and bright craft your toddler is sure to love.
Head over to Crafting with Kids for more.

TP Roll Easter Bunny Craft

Another fun and easy toilet paper roll bunny craft. Let your toddler paint them or leave be for an easy life!

TP roll easter bunny craft from 4stepspreschool.

Handmade Toilet Paper Bunnies

Yet another toilet paper tube bunny craft for Spring or Easter. For these, the faces are hand-drawn and ears cut out of the top of the cardboard. What a fab way to personalize each one!

Toilet paper bunnies from pictureparents.

Summer Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Is it too hot to go outside? Don’t worry! You can still enjoy summer inside with these fun and easy summer-lovin tp and cardboard roll crafts.

easy toilet paper crab craft for 2 year olds

Toilet Paper Roll Crab Beach Craft

If your toddler loves going to the beach, this sweet toilet paper roll crab craft may be the one to choose. It'll be fun to make for toddlers and preschoolers who'll be sure to enjoy playing with them afterwards too.
Head over to Hunny I’m Home DIY for details.
popsicle activity for toilet paper roll crafts for 2 year olds

Toilet Paper Roll Popsicles

Got an ice-lolly loving toddler on your hands? This popsicle toilet paper roll craft is sure to tempt them! They can make their own unique and delicious-looking popsicle by decorating it exactly how they want. This one surely also belongs in the toilet paper roll minute craft section too, it's that easy.
Head over to Little Ladoo for the guide.
toilet paper roll pineapple and watermelon crafts for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Watermelon and Pineapple Craft (free template)

Are you ready for Summer? Well, here's an adorable toilet paper roll watermelon and pineapple craft for toddlers. This comes with a free template that your toddlers can color and decorate.
Head over to Two Kids and a Coupon for details.

Flower Sun-Catcher

Welcome summer or spring with this pretty flower sun-catcher..  Gather all your toilet paper rolls, cut them in half, then have your toddler paint them. Once dry, cover the ends of the tubes with tissue paper, then glue them all together into a flower shape. Finally, tie a piece of yarn or ribbon to the top and hang them in the window.

Flower sun-catcher from grandkidsmakelifegrand4u.

Toilet Paper Roll Fall & Halloween Crafts

Here are some fun autumn and fall toilet paper roll crafts to make with toddlers. Some of these will make really cute decorations or placeholders for Thanksgiving.

For more Fall crafts and activities, check out:

cute pumpkin toilet paper roll craft box

Toilet Paper Tube Pumpkin Box

Here's a fun way to recycle and make adorable Thanksgiving decorations with your kids. This toilet paper tube pumpkin box is so cute, you're sure to want to keep it long after the celebration has passed.
Jump over to Only Passionate Curiosity for more.
turkey toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Thanksgiving Turkey Feathers Craft (Free Printable)

Here's a fun craft toddlers can make to get in the spirit of Thanksgiving. This toilet paper roll turkey craft comes with free printable feathers that they can color.
Go to Pink Peonies for details.
Pilgrim family toilet paper craft for toddlers

Cardboard Tube Pilgrims & Indians craft

Introduce the theme of Thanksgiving with these adorable Pilgrims and Indians figures. Kids of all ages will enjoy creating this easy toilet paper roll craft.
Head over to Crafts by Amanda for instructions.
corn cob as toilet paper craft for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Corn Cob

Have fun making this easy corn on the cob craft with your toddler. Another toilet paper roll craft that you can use to decorate your table at Thanksgiving.
Head over to Hispana Global for instructions.

Toilet Paper Roll Leaf Stamping Fall Tree Craft

Flatten some toilet paper rolls to create a leaf shape and use them to make this beautiful fall tree.
Head over to Crafty Morning for more.

Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Crafts

This list of Halloween toilet paper roll crafts for your 2 and 3-year-olds are so spookily cute! These are sure to appeal to older kids who want to get festive this Halloween too.

For more Halloween crafts and activities, check out: 37 Not-so-spooky Halloween crafts & activities for your toddler

mummy toilet paper roll crafts for 3 year olds

Mummy Treat Containers

With the help of your toddlers, turn these toilet paper rolls into scary mummies for Halloween, complete with hidden treats inside.
Jump over to Skip to My Lou for details.
easy monster toilet paper crafts for 2 year olds

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Halloween Craft

These toilet paper monsters are so simple and fun to make. Kids will enjoy personalizing their very own monster with googly eyes and whatever other decorations you have to hand.
Jump over to Made in a Pinch for more.
pumpkin for an easy toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Halloween Kids Craft | Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin

This toilet paper roll pumpkin craft will be a fun activity to do with your toddler. Make a few and you can use them to decorate the house during Fall and Halloween.
Go to Raising Whasians for the guide.
ghost toilet paper roll crafts for 3 year olds

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Ghosts

Here's something for little ones to do should they get bored during a Halloween get-together. Just pull out those old toilet paper rolls, paint them white and have your toddler draw on some spooky ghost faces.
Head over to Drug Store Divas for more.

Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Here's a full set of spooky characters sure to get the kids into the Halloween spirit. Just don't make all of them in one sitting, or it'll drive you crazy! Just one toilet paper roll craft at a time…
Head over to The Best Ideas For Kids for more.
pumpkin toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Paper Towel Tube Pumpkin Craft for Toddlers

A simple and fun toilet paper roll pumpkin craft to keep toddlers busy – another fun activity for little ones at a Halloween party perhaps?
Head over to Two Pink Peonies for more.
spider binoculars as toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers to make

Spidernoculars

Make Halloween fun and crazy with this spidernocular made out of toilet paper rolls. Your toddler will have the best time decorating it!
Jump over to Lorenay Lennox for instructions.

Toilet Paper Roll Mummy Craft⁠

This one-eyed mummy toilet roll craft is so cute and simple you’re definitely going to have to give it a try. Let your toddler paint the toilet roll green then, once dry, have them wrap it with gauze or toilet paper and stick on a giant googly eye, good practice of fine motor skills. So adorable, isn’t it?

Toilet paper roll mummy craft from homeschlprek.

DIY Hanging Bats

Boo! Halloween is coming! Make a fun and easy toilet paper roll bat craft and hang them up as Halloween decorations. Your 2 or 3 year old is sure to have fun creating this craft. Start by wrapping a toilet paper roll with black paper. Make the wings using the same paper, stick on some googly eyes and use a white or silver pen for their mouth. There you have it!

DIY hanging bats from dimps05.

Pumpkin Drop Game for Halloween

This one is more activity than craft – think of a Halloween version of the egg and spoon race, with the toilet paper roll or cardboard tube as the spoon. Perfect for a festive Halloween gathering.
Head over to Get Your Holiday On for details.

Cardboard Tube Spiders

We had a lot of fun making these cardboard tube spiders out of toilet paper rolls by painting them and sticking on googly eyes. You can use them as paint stamps too.

Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts

Prepping and decorating the house is one of my favorite times of year – there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit! Since having little ones, of course, that’s also meant a few easy toddler crafts too. Once you see the festive and fabulous creations in this section, all made with a simple toilet paper roll or two, you’ll never want to throw one away again!

For more Christmas crafts, check out:

snowmen family as toilet paper roll crafts for 3 year olds

Snowmen Family Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Turn some toilet paper rolls into a family of snowmen that will never melt! Cute and simple. they look like they'd hang on the Christmas tree too.
Visit Happy Deal Happy Day for details.
santa claus toilet paper roll crafts for 3 year olds

Toilet Paper Roll Santa Claus

Here's a simple toilet paper roll Santa Claus craft to make with toddlers. It only requires a few supplies, and the finished product is sure to bring a lot of smiles.
Jump over to Crafting with Kids for instructions.

Recycled Christmas Tree Loops

Here’s a great way to turn toilet paper rolls into funky Christmas decorations. Start by letting your toddler paint and decorate the tubes using bright colors and perhaps a little glitter (if you’re feeling brave!). Once dry, cut the tubes to turn them into a spiral. These Christmas tree loops will look so pretty hanging around the house.

Recycled Christmas tree loops from mycreative.moment.

easy toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Kids Indoor Snowman Bowling Activity

With a few toilet paper rolls you can create this fun snowman bowling game for your toddler to play. Click the link below for the free printable template, color and then stick one snowman to each tp roll. This is sure to keep little ones entertained inside while anxiously waiting for Father Christmas to arrive!
Head over to A Mother Thing for instructions.
animal toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Winter Animal Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

If you're all stuck at home on a snowy day, why not turn those toilet paper rolls into some gorgeous winter animals? The walrus and the fox are definitely my favorites!
Go to Printables Fairy for more.
toilet paper roll santa claus craft for toddlers

Easy Toilet Paper Roll Santa Claus Craft

Here's another toilet paper roll Santa Claus craft your toddler can make. If yours turns out as cute as this one you'll definitely want to keep it for many Christmases to come.
Visit Artsy Craftsy Mom for instructions.
nutcracker soldier as toilet paper roll crafts for kids

Nutcracker Movie inspired Toilet Paper Roll Craft

The Nutcracker is such a classic and now it's been turned into a Disney movie, even little ones can enjoy this enchanting fairytale, and here's an adorable toilet paper roll craft to accompany it.
Head over to This Mama Loves for details.

Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Candles

Fancy some carols by candlelight without the fire hazard? Why not try these easy toilet paper roll Christmas candles with your toddler? The wick and flame are made with a popsicle stick and yellow paper – so simple and effective, perfect for young children.

Toilet paper roll Christmas candles from alexand.create.

Toilet Paper Roll Grinch Craft

Would you look at that cheeky Grinch face! I'm pretty sure this will get your toddler excited for Christmas, it would mine.
Visit Simple Everyday Mom for instructions.

Stamp & Sticker Christmas Tree craft

Cut out a Christmas tree using green colored paper. From your collection of toilet paper rolls, get one out (or maybe two) and slot the tree on top.  Now it’s time for your toddler to decorate.

Stamp & sticker Christmas Tree craft from piglets_pen.

Toilet Paper Roll Animal Crafts

Little kids are fascinated by animals and love creating their favorites – not surprisingly, toilet paper rolls are a great starting point for pretty much any animal you can think of! Take a look at this list of animal-themed toilet paper roll crafts and you’re sure to find one to excite your toddler.  Once done, little ones will love playing with their new cardboard animal friends, so you might even be able to enjoy a quiet cuppa…

cute penguin toilet paper craft for 3 year olds

Toilet Paper Roll Penguins

It wouldn't surprise me if penguins were toilet paper rolls in a previous life – look how effective this toilet paper roll craft is! They both stand so tall and straight….
Head over to Crafts by Amanda for instructions.
horse toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Horsin’ Around Toilet Paper Craft

Saddle up! It's time to create a horse from toilet paper rolls or a cardboard tube. Your little cowboys and girls will have a blast finishing this activity.
Head over to Cowboy’s Life Blog for details.
cute toilet paper frog craft for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Frog Craft

Ribbet, ribbet! How about this frog for a fun and cute toilet paper roll craft for toddlers? It's a simple activity they're sure to enjoy making.
Head over to Kids Activity Zone for more.

Cute Hedgehog from Toilet Paper Roll

A cute little hedgehog is coming your way. I simply love the fact he’s holding a heart – this would be lovely for Valentine’s Day or what about for Mothers Day? Start off by making the top of the tube curved, for little Hedgie’s head. His prickles, arms and the heart are made from colored paper. Simply cut and stick.

Hedgehog craft from zabavnodetstvo.

cute and easy elephant toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Elephant Toilet Paper Roll Craft

There's a little bit more involved in this toilet paper roll craft but the free template and printable should make light work of it. Having spent their early years in Africa, my older kids love elephants, so they're going to love this one.
Jump over to Easy Craft for Kids for instructions.
easy frog easy toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Frog with Free Template

Frogs can also be an interesting topic for kids, which is why you might decide to choose this toilet paper roll craft. They can even get creative and make them in different colors. That'll mean a pink frog or two in our house then!
Visit Little Ladoo for more.
toilet paper roll owl crafts for 2 year olds

Toilet Paper Roll Owl with a Free Template

Want to craft an owl out of a toilet paper roll? Use the free template and it won't take long to make this adorably cute owl with your toddler.
Head over to Moms and Crafters for more.
toilet paper roll pig craft for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Pig Craft

Piggies are next! Aren't these ones sweet? So simple and perfect for toddlers learning about farmyard animals or those starting on the letter 'P'.
Go to Artsy Crafty Mom for instructions.

Toilet Paper Roll Koala Bears

How adorable is this koala bear craft? I just love it. For this one you combine cardboard rolls of different sizes, so toilet paper rolls and other cardboard tubes, like the ones from cling wrap tubes and aluminum foil.

Toilet paper roll koala bears from blog.estefi.Machado.

toilet paper roll fox craft for kids

Toilet Paper Roll Fox Craft (+Free Printable Template)

This toilet paper tube fox craft is a fun and easy art project for young children. Click the link for the free template.
Head over to Mommy Made That for more.

Fish Toilet Paper Roll

Here’s an adorable fish made from toilet paper rolls. Simply flatten and cut one end of the toilet paper roll into a fish face shape. At the other end, cut two triangles – top and bottom, then it’s time to decorate. What about adding some sequins to make some sparkly scales?

Fish toilet paper roll from my_messy_desk.

Pirate and parrot for toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Cardboard Tube Pirate and Parrot Craft for Toddlers

Get ready for some fun adventures at sea with this pirate and parrot craft made from cardboard tubes or toilet paper rolls. These are perfect for small world imaginative play for your young toddler.
Go to Artsy Craftsy Mom for details.
sheep toilet paper roll crafts for todddlers

Adorable Toilet Paper Tube Sheep Craft

Get ready for the cutest toilet paper roll cotton ball sheep craft you've ever seen! Not only do your toddlers get to be creative with this craft, but they get to practice their fine motor skills too.
Jump to tutorial at

Toilet Paper Roll Walrus Craft with Free Template

Learning about arctic animals will be fun accompanied by this toilet paper roll walrus craft. Just download the free template to make it with your toddlers.
Head over to Simple Everyday Mom for more.
hello kitty toilet paper roll crafts for 2 year olds

Hello Kitty Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Toddlers

Any Hello Kitty fans out there? Here is a cute and easy toilet paper tube craft you can make with your little toddler.
Head over to Easy Crafts for Kids for details

Toilet Roll Octopus

With so many cardboard tubes hiding in the cupboards, here’s a great activity and craft for older toddlers and preschoolers. First you’ll need cut slits in the top, fold and glue together to make the top of the octopusses head. Once that’s done, have your toddlers paint with their favorite color. Allow to try, then punch holes and thread the yarn. This will be a good practice of fine motor skills, as well as patience! I’m not sure my toddlers would make it to the end of this craft without a little help… Now, watch your octopus friend dance and wiggle!

Toilet roll octopus from maximumheightsacademy.

Fantasy Character Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Young children, toddlers especially, live in a world of fantasy and imagination, aided by fairy tales, storybooks and cartoons, so this section of toilet paper roll and cardboard tube crafts has plenty of fun charaters and make-believe creatures sure to grab your kids attention.

Mermaid toilet paper roll crafts for 3 year olds

Easy Mermaid Toilet Paper Roll Craft

This mermaid toilet paper roll craft comes with a free template making it a fun and simple activity for 2 years old and above.
Jump over to Conserva Mome for more.
cute unicorn toilet paper roll crafts for 2 year olds

Cardboard Tube Unicorn Craft (with template)

What is it about unicorns? My eldest daughter started this love as a toddler and it's showing no signs of disappearing so this toilet paper craft will be right up her street. She'll love coloring her own unicorn, made easy with the free template.
Head over to Messy Little Monster for more.
rapunzel toilet paper roll crafts for 3 year olds

Rapunzel Paper Roll Craft

A toilet paper roll craft based on the classic fairy tale, perfect for your little princesses at home.
Go to Ruffles and Rainboots for details.
Toilet paper roll lorax craft for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Lorax Craft

A great way to introduce and encourage young children to think about the environment is through Dr. Seuss' Lorax. So here's an easy toilet paper roll craft to get started.
Jump over to Artsy Crafty Mom for more.
cute pirate toilet paper roll craft

Pirate Toilet Paper Tube Craft

Another cute pirate toilet paper tube craft – make use of the free printable and you'll be able to put it together with your toddler in no time.
Go to Only Passionate Curiosity for details.
Han solo toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Fun Han Solo Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids in Minutes!

Any Star Wars fans out there? Here is a cute Han Solo toilet paper roll craft! Pass on the force with your toddler!
Visit Ruffles and Rainboots for instructions.
baby yoda toilet paper roll crafts for 3 year olds

Toilet Paper Roll Grogu (Baby Yoda)

Ot what about this Baby Yoda craft? Another fun way to recycle those cardboard tubes.
Jump over to Simple Everyday Mom for details.
easy unicorn toilet paper craft for toddlers

Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft with Free Printable Template

Another unicorn craft made out of a toilet paper tube – my daughter is not going to know which to start on! Which will your unicorn-loving toddler go for?
Jump over to Conserva Mome for more.
bunny and duck toilet paper craft for toddlers

Adorable Bunny and Ducky Toy Story Craft

Fans of Toy Story may go for this cute bunny and duck toilet paper tube craft. It uses such simple materials, if you craft with your toddler regularly, you're sure to have everything at home already.
Jump over to Hunny I’m Home DIY for more.
dragon toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

DIY Fire Breathing Dragon

Bring this fire beathing dragon to life using old tissue paper rolls and colorful crepe paper. Perfect to celebrate Chinese new year.
Head over to Raising Whasians for instructions.
cute mermaid toilet paper roll crafts for 2 year olds

Easy Toilet Paper Tube Mermaid Craft

If you have a little girl, Ariel is likely a firm favorite – she is in our house! This simple toilet paper roll mermaid craft will be lots of fun for your 2 or 3 year old. Plenty of options to personoalize them too, my choosing the hair and tail colors.
Head over to In The Playroom for more.
scarecrow toilet paper craft for toddlers

Scarecrow Toilet Paper Roll Craft [Free Template]

Print, color and stick – that's all there is to this cute and easy scarecrow toilet paper roll craft.
Jump over to Simple Everyday Mom for details.
encanto candle as toilet paper roll craft for toddlers

Encanto Candle Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Throwing an Encanto party or just want to have a fun craft afternoon with your toddlers? Here's an Encanto candle toilet paper roll with gold glitter glue that will make you feel you're part of the magical Madrigal family.
Head over to Kids Activities Blog for more.

Transport Paper Roll Crafts

It’s no secret that toddlers love things that go and fly so these fun and easy transport-themed toilet paper roll crafts are sure to be popular. From cars and planes to trains and rockets, toddlers will be spoilt for choice.

For more transport crafts and activities, check out 50 Fun Transportation Crafts & Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

fun rocket toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Rocket Toilet Paper Roll Craft [Free Template]

Here's a fun outer space activity for your toddlers, a rocket toilet paper roll craft for toddlers.
Visit Simple Everyday Mom for instructions.

Toilet Paper Roll Vehicle

Use an old toilet paper roll along with some bottle caps in this easy car craft for young kids. They’ll love decorating them to make their very own unique set of wheels.

Toilet paper roll vehicle from treasures4teachers.

space shuttle toilet paper roll crafts for 3 year olds

Cardboard Tube Space Shuttles

Have your toddler color and decorate these cute toilet paper roll space shuttles. A lovely introuduction to space and astronauts.
Go to A Little Pinch of Perfect for details.
Rocketship toilet paper roll craft

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket Craft

Another fun outer space activity for your toddlers: a bright and shiny rocket toilet paper roll craft.
Jump over to Two Kids and a Coupon for instructions.
airplane toilet paper roll crafts for kids

Airplane Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Toddlers and older kids are sure to love this good old-fashioned by-plane. How about use a longer cardboard tube and turn it into a concorde? So much potential for all sorts of aircraft with tp rolls and cardboard tubes.
Visit Conserva Mome for instructions.
car garage toilet paper roll craft for toddlers

DIY Toy Car Storage – Cardboard Parking Garage

This cardboard parking garage is made from toilet paper rolls and cardboard tubes and will be a hit with any car-loving toddler. A great way to encourage them to pack their toys away by parking their cars at the end of the day – double win!
Jump over to Messy Little Monster for more

Toilet Paper Roll Race Car

Another fun and easy toilet paper roll craft for toddlers that love cars. Have your kids paint the toilet paper rolls and then wheels. Glue them together and now they have their own mini race car. A great DIY toy to play with afterward.

Toilet paper roll race car from kiddiegram.

Other Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts For Toddlers

Yup, more toilet paper roll crafts!

Cute Toilet Paper Rolls Cacti

These cacti are looking sharp! Guess what? They’re pretty easy to make! Your toddler is sure to enjoy drawing the face and spikes on with a sharpie and adding other embellishments, just because…

Cacti toilet paper roll craft from north.east.mama.

Fun Toilet Paper Roll City

Create a whole city using old toilet paper rolls and cardboard tubes cut into different sizes. Flatten them a bit to make the tubes into cuboids then time to draw on windows and doors.

Toilet paper roll city craft from jumbletree.

Minecraft desk organizer using toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Upcycled Toilet Paper Roll Minecraft Desk Organizer

What a great way for your toddler to store all their felt tips – a cute Minecraft inspired desk organizer made of toilet paper rolls.
Visit A Mother Thing for instructions.
easy binoculars toilet paper craft for toddlers

Cardboard Tissue Tube Binoculars

Help your 2 or 3 year old make their own binoculars using old toilet paper rolls. They can use these while bird watching at home or off on an adventure…
Visit Crafts by Amanda for more information.

Toilet Paper Roll Fun Confetti Cannon

Feeling a  bit festive? This toilet paper roll confetti cannon is sure to make your toddlers go crazy! Cut off a balloon and simply tape it to the end of the tube. Once your toddler has done decorating, fill the confetti cannon up with pompoms or paper balls. If they pull the balloon, little balls will come whirling through the air. Fun, right?

Confetti cannon toilet paper roll craft from mimilou_weltentdecker.

Clothespin toilet paper roll puppets for 3 year olds

Craft and Create these Adorable Puppets

Let your toddlers create these adorable toilet paper roll clothespin puppets. The free template is packed with different facial features and accessories that your mini crafter can mix and match.
Head over to Moms and Crafters for details.
kaleidoscope toilet paper roll craft

Make your own Kaleidoscope Craft

Toddlers will have fun making this DIY kaleidoscope toilet paper roll craft. Hold it up to the light and turn the tube to see the glitters and sequins move around.
Go to In the Playroom for instructions.

Fun & Easy Toilet Paper Roll Activities For Toddlers

Here are some learning activities that use toilet paper rolls or cardboard tubes. From letter and number recognition to STEM, they’re ideal to engage little learners 2, 3 and even 4 years old.

Number Recognition Activity

An easy activity in matching which will help young toddlers start to discriminate between the different shapes that form each number, the first step in letter recognition. Number recognition activity from thebeesymommy.

Bug habitat toilet paper roll

DIY Bug Habitat Made With Toilet Paper Roll

Are you looking for ideas to teach your toddler or preschooler about different habitats? Here's a DIY bug habitat made with toilet paper rolls and straws! Genius.
Head over to Reuse Grow Enjoy for instructions.
Diy Sorting game using toilet paper roll crafts for 3 year olds

Toilet Paper Roll Color Sorting Game

For 2 and 3 year olds learning colors, this rainbow color sorting game will be perfect. It'll also be good practice of hand-eye coordination.
Visit A Mother Thing for instructions.
bird feeder toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder Craft

Reuse those old toilet paper rolls or cardboard tubes to make this bird feeder craft. Hang it in the garden and watch the birds enjoy a feast. It'll be a great opportunity to spot different birds.
Head over to Honey and Lime for the guide.
rainbow blower for fun toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Toilet Paper Roll Rainbow Blowers

This fun toilet paper roll activity would be fun to include in your weather theme, although I must say I'm a little confused about how it helps understand or represents rainbows?! Cute though!
Jump over to Printables Fairy for more.
homemade spectroscope toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Homemade Spectroscope | Bring Light Refraction to Life!

A homemade spectroscope that's sure to fascinate toddlers and preschoolers as they see light refraction (maybe just call it bending) in action. A simple craft idea that makes learning so much fun.
Go to Hess UnAcademy for details.
fun flying dragon toilet paper craft for 3 year olds

Flying Dragon Craft/STEM Project

Your toddler will have fun with this flying dragon toilet paper roll craft. Although simple, this flying dragon craft will help teach them about force, motion and physics.
Head over to Hess Un Academy for more.
feelings toilet paper roll crafts toddlers

Toddler Feelings Learning Activity

2 or 3-year-olds have big feelings and emotions – if you have a toddler, I'm sure you know this! It can help to talk to them about their feelings, and one way to do that is through this cardboard tube people craft and activity. It also practices fine motor skills as your little ones snips the paper to make the hair.
Head over to Two Pink Peonies for more.
Cute toilet paper toll craft for 3 year olds

St. Patrick’s Day Windsock Toilet Paper Roll Craft

An opportunity to learn about the weather and celebrate St. Patrick's Day all at the same time with this cute and simple toilet paper roll craft.
Head over to Today’s Creative Ideas for details.
toilet paper roll seedling pots for toddlers.

DIY Upcycled Toilet Paper Seedling Pots

Reuse all those stored old toilet paper rolls or cardboard tubes and turn them into seedling pots. Not only is it a fun activity for the whole family, but it also teaches your toddlers about plant growth and gardening.
Head over to Forked Spoon for instructions.

Pom Pom Slide

Keep your toddlers busy with this pom pom slide made of toilet paper rolls! Cut the tubes in half and connect them together. Use paper straws to support the slide and mount them onto cardboard. Add squeeze pouch caps as stoppers, and find pompoms to match. Not only is this a fun activity for toddlers but also a good chance to practice color recognition and matching.

Pom pom slide from sparepartssa.

feed the shark toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers

Feed the Shark Game with Free Printable

Here's a fun feed the shark color sorting game that your little ones will love. Click the link below for the free shark template which you place over the top of each toilet paper roll and the fish to feed them with.
Head over to Mommy Made That for details.
popper toilet roll crafts for toddlers

DIY Party Poppers

Toddlers will enjoy playing with their DIY party poppers over and over again. It's a  great activity for a birthday party or any holiday celebration!
Visit Mama of Minis for details.
feelings toilet paper roll craft for toddlers

The Color Monster Toilet Paper Roll Monster Craft

Another opportunity to teach your toddler about different emotions with these colored toilet paper roll monsters. This goes perfectly with the book titled "The Color Monster".
Jump over to Artsy Crafty Mom for more.

Which of the many, many toilet paper tube crafts will you start with your 2 or 3 year old?

I have my favorites, let me know which yours are?!

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