Toilet paper roll crafts for kids are cute, fun, and easy to make. Did I mention that they’re free and double as a teaching tool for learning the alphabet? The kids and I crafted all 26 animals from free materials that I can guarantee you have in your house right now.
Here’s what you need to make toilet paper roll crafts
- Empty toilet paper rolls (Here’s a 30 pack if you don’t have time to save them!)
- Empty cereal box
- Single hole punch
- White scrap paper
- Small scissors
- Permanent marker
- Scrap yarn (for the jellyfish and the unicorn)
You can easily substitute supplies on this list. For instance, paper towel rolls work just as well as tp rolls, simply cut a paper towel roll in half. If you don’t have empty cereal boxes, you can use any other empty food box container in your pantry or even a cardboard box. I prefer crafting with empty food boxes because they are easier to cut with scissors than a typical cardboard shipping box.
The Complete List of A-Z TP Tube Alphabet cCrafts
Each animal on the list below has a detailed tp tube craft tutorial and fun facts to get kids interested in learning more about that animal.
A is for anteater! Did you know that an anteaters tongue is about 2 feet long? Me either!
Did you know that beavers can see underwater?
Did you know that cats sleep 13-14 hours a day?
Did you know that puppies are born blind, deaf, and without teeth?
Did you know that female elephants are called cows?
Did you know there are over 30,000 known species of fish?
Did you know giraffes have 4 stomaches, the extra stomaches help with digestion?
Did you know horses can sleep both standing up and laying down?
Did you know iguanas have a 3rd eye?
Did you know jellyfish do not have brains?
Did you know kangaroos can not walk backwards and a baby kangaroo is called a Joey? How cute is the tp tube Joey?
Did you know llamas are herbivores which means they don’t eat meat?
Did you know mice tails can grow as long as their bodies?
Did you know numbats eat up to 20,000 termites each day?
Did you know crab, shrimp, and lobsters are octopuses favorite foods? Another fun “O” toilet paper tube craft for kids is an owl! How cute is this kid made owl using the same simple technique?
Did you know pigs are very clean animals?
Did you know quails can only fly a short distance?
Did you know raccoons are excellent swimmers?
Did you know seals can sleep underwater?
Did you know wild turkeys sleep in trees to keep away from predators?
Did you know the unicorn has been a part of the Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland since the 1300s?
Did you know vultures have really strong immune systems so they don’t get sick from eating rotten meat?
Did you know walruses spend half of their time on land and half in water.
Did you know xenops are found in Mexico, Central America and South America and tropical rain forest?
Did you know 90% of all known yaks are found in Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas?
Did you know like horses, zebras sleep standing up, and usually only when in the safety of a group?
I mean how cute do the paper towel roll crafts look all lined up in alphabetical order?! Can you even pick a favorite? I thought the llama was my favorite until the unicorn appeared. And then I fell in love with the yak.
U-V-W-X-Y-Z! Now we know our ABC’s! This is Max’s go to song to sing to Mila when she is crying in the car.
And if you likes these crafts with toilet paper rolls, be sure to check out my craft book for kids! It’s called Creating Really Awesome Free Things: 100 Seriously Fun, Super Easy Projects for Kids. There are 100 crafts are made with things you likely have on hand! In fact, there are 5 more toilet paper roll crafts in the book that are not on this list. One of them is a monkey, and it might be my favorite tp tube animal of all time.