Toilet Paper Rolls and Other Unusual Crafts

Just about anything can become an arts and crafts project if you look at it with the right lens. How many of us would think to use something like an old toilet paper roll to make a craft out of? But it works either way, and it is a blast making some of these things—especially if you have kids. They have so much fun creating these custom little art projects and it is great as a parent watching your children be creative and imaginative in the process.

Today I want to go over a few ideas for toilet paper rolls crafts and list a few other things you can do with common household items.

Toilet Paper Rolls

Toilet paper rolls surprisingly enough lend themselves very well to making crafts. They work great for many different holiday and seasonal craft themes.

easter-bunniesConsider an Easter theme. You can easily make bunny rabbit out of the rolls by getting some paint, construction paper, and a few sets of googly eyes.

batAnother good holiday themed idea is Halloween. You’ll need the same supplies as you did for the Easter rabbits, but you can make toilet paper roll bats and pumpkins.

santa-rollBut probably my favorite use of the toilet paper roll is during Christmas to make miniature Santa Clauses. Take a look at how adorable this little thing is. For this you’ll need paint, construction paper, googly eyes, and some cotton balls. You’ll also want to get some Elmer’s glue to glue all of the items together.

Decorating Egg Shells

While we are on the subject of holidays and Christmas specifically, something that I used to do with my grandmother was to decorate eggshells. We would always take an eggshell, decorate it with beads, glitter, and paint and then we would make it into a Christmas ornament to hang on the tree.

Now obviously you will need to take out the yolk and egg white before doing this, otherwise you’ll have some rotten eggs hanging from your tree! What you need to do is poke a tiny, pin-sized hole in the egg at the top and bottom. This can be done with a safety pin or if you have any sewing needles, those will work too. You want to make sure the hole is very small because you don’t want it to be very noticeable.

The next thing that you will need to do is blow out all of the yolk and egg white. This is the tough part because the holes are so small that it really takes a lot of wind power to force all of the insides of the egg out. You want to be careful while you’re doing this too because you don’t want to clutch the egg to firmly and crack it because then your whole project will be ruined. After you have all of the insides blown up, you will want to rinse it out and let the shell dry for 3-4 hours. After that you can have at it. You can paint the egg, glue hands and eyes to it to make it a monster. The entire process is a great time.

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