Thrifty toilet roll tube arts & crafts for toddlers

Enjoying arts and crafts with your child is rewarding and educational, and it certainly doesn’t need to break the bank! Young children love to keep the special creations you have made together and this quality time will allow you to bond and share experiences.

There are many specialist arts & crafts sites featuring some really ingenious and simple ideas for you to try with your little learner. We particularly like some of the toilet roll tube crafts, and below are just a few of our favourites:

These Easter bunnies / cute critters are so simple and can easily be adapted to make a huge array of other animals, monsters, or even aliens. Let your child’s imagination run wild. Googly eyes are a fantastic addition to any craft kit… but drawn-on ones can work just as well! See instructions on EcoScrapbook

These monsters are brilliant because yet again there are no rules! Your little learner can make their monsters as unique as they like, using whatever materials and colours you have available.
See instructions on Our Thrifty Ideas

What about some adventurer’s binoculars? Your little one can choose any design they would like, camouflage style can work well too! Use these to go out on a nature trail, or to spot little critters around the garden. See instructions on Easy Kids Crafts

These toilet paper roll owls can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make them! You can just draw on the details with felt pens, or you can paint them… or if you’re feeling crafty you can stick on eyes and feathers. They stand up on their own, which is great too. See instructions on Creative Jewish Mom

Fun, hands-on activities are an essential part of early childhood development. State-of-the-art childcare centres such as the Cherry Bridge Station centres in NSW use arts, crafts and activity-based learning as an important part of their early educational curriculum.

So with these, and the many wonderful ideas like them available on the internet, recycling and learning new things can be really fun So with these, and the many wonderful ideas like them available on the internet, recycling and learning new things can be really fun What better way to use such a plentiful by-product! What better way to use such a plentiful by-product!