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If you are looking for crafting ideas with items you have at home, this episode is full of inspiration! Share your cardboard tube crafts on Instagram with the hashtag #thegreattoiletrollchallenge or check out what crafters are making around the world.
Toilet Paper Tube Activities with Younger Children
Toilet Paper Tube Cars – We made these for my son’s birthday and raced them from our patio down two ropes.
Nature Scavenger Hunt with Toilet Paper Tube Binoculars
Koinobori Mini-Windsock with a Carp Design – Made by Squirrelly Minds
Kadomatsu or New Years Decorations designed by me!
Toilet Paper Tube Activities for Older Children and Adults
Constellation Scopes – Practice recognizing constellations! Download a PDF with the designs for well-known constellations that you can cut out and attach to a cardboard tube. (Created by the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts)
Take a “Moon Selfie” of yourself or a pet – The new face for the “man in the moon.”
Maze Ball Game – Get construction instructions by Frugal Fun for Boys or check out the video below:
Marble Chute Game
Cardboard Tube Instrument by Nathan Selikoff
Speaker for your phone made from a Pringles canister
Check out the Isolation Beetle Project on Facebook, which encourages you to design a beetle from toilet paper rolls.
Artists Who Work with Toilet Paper Rolls and other Cardboard Tubes
Junior Fritz Jacquet – Origami artist from France
Anastassia Elias – Illustrator from France
Awesome interview on a new Turkish TV show called Geri Dönüşen Sanat about artists who recycle materials – great job to director Tunahan İlbars!
Nituniyo – Elephant sculpture from 2015 called Somnis de Pes
Bea Szenfeld’s Toilet Paper Tube Dress from 2013