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Toilet Paper Tube Craft Ideas


If you are anything like me then you’ll probably have a ton of toilet paper tubes lying around for the kids to make this with. In this post I thought I’d share a couple of ideas we tried recently, both really simple and easy to do. All you need are a few toilet paper tubes or kitchen towel tubes, some paints and maybe a few other bits and bobs you have in your crafts box.

Toilet Paper Tube Monsters

These are great fun, the kids love making them and their imaginations can run wild to create some truly wonderful monsters, grrrrrrr.

Materials Required:

  • Toilet Paper Tubes or Paper towel tubes
  • Paint, the more colors the better
  • Sharpies or other permanent markers, you can use non-permanent markers but you’ll find them not as good
  • Craft Puff balls
  • Pipe cleaners


  1. Cut tubes into different sizes if desired
  2. Paint tube a solid color, let dry.
  3. Paint second coat if color is not bright enough.
  4. Paint eyes, mouth or anything else onto tube.
  5. Add details with sharpies
  6. Use pipe cleaners and puff balls to make antennae if desired.
  7. Let dry completely.



Toilet Paper Tube Painting

A great alternative to potato or rubber stamp painting, toilet paper tube painting is quick, easy and deliciously messy, the kids will just love it.


Materials Required:

  • Toilet Paper Tubes or Paper towel tubes
  • Scissors
  • Paint, bright colors are really good here
  • Art paper or large pieces of paper
  • Paper plates or plates you don’t mind getting paint on


  1. Cut one end of tube into shaped strips, if letting the kids do this make sure they are supervised
  2. Fan ends out as in picture
  3. Pour paint into paper plates
  4. Dip tubes into paint and dab on to the paper
  5. Have a thoroughly messy and enjoyable time

As usual we hope you enjoy our Ideas, Tips and Guides so please do let us know how you get on if you try them out. Send in pictures as well and we’ll add them to the page with your comments.

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