Suitable for ages 3+
TIP: If you have concerns about the hygiene of making crafts from toilet paper rolls, cut a piece of paper towel roll or gift wrap tube to about the length of a toilet paper roll and use that instead or roll your own tube using cardboard from old cereal boxes or poster board.
TIP: Add a popsicle stick handle to the toilet paper roll crafts to make a puppet.
TIP: Glue a 2" circle made from cardboard or craft foam to the bottom of a toilet paper roll craft to make cute little pencil holders. (Thanks Monica!)
To turn any of the toilet paper roll crafts into a popsicle stick puppet (without using a toilet paper roll), simply fold the large rectangular template piece over a popsicle stick, pencil or Tongue Depressor and glue/tape on. Then glue/tape on the other pieces the same way you would have done for the toilet paper roll craft.
Toilet Paper Roll bowling: Make 5 toilet paper roll crafts (any theme) and arrange them like bowling pins, use a tennis ball to bowl them down. This makes a fun theme game at a party.
Blue Oni (Setsubun Festival)
(there are over 10, so I won't list them all here)
Dinosaur - Dorothy
Dog - Wags
Easter Egg Holders:
Esau (Old Testament)
Gideon (Old Testament)
Jack (from Jack and Jill)
(from Jack and the Beanstalk)
Jacob (Old Testament)
Jill (from Jack and Jill)
Nanook (Inuit Mythology)
(there are over 70, so I won't list them all here)
Red Oni (Setsubun Festival)
Rocket (USA) NEW!
Sedna (Inuit Mythology)
The Three Bears
Wreaths (takes 14 to 16 toilet paper rolls per wreath)