22 March, 2020
12 Things to Craft Using Toilet Paper Rolls
So, you’re stuck at home with the kids for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus. You ate all the snacks and drank all the wine in the first two days. Now what? You can’t go outside; it’s raining. Can’t go to the mall, it’s closed. Nope, not going to the movies either. Daytime TV is just wrong, and you’ve watched all the good stuff on Netflix.
But don’t despair! Remember all that toilet paper you had to have when the pandemic started? Now you can put those empty rolls to good use and maybe entertain yourself at the same time. Here are 12 things to craft using toilet paper rolls.
1. Empty Rolls Made Into Flowers
These are quite easy to put together. Using three empty rolls folded in half, and then staple to hold their shape. Glue three of them to form the flower and paint. Attach to a stick. Use a fourth empty roll painted green as the leaves, poke the stick through. Insert your creation into a container filled with sand, and you have work of art, sure to put you into the Spring mood.
2. Roll Wreath
3. Loveable Hedgehog
This little guy is simply adorable. Hard to believe he’s been fashioned from the cardboard inserts from a roll of toilet paper.
4. Mini Japanese Carp Windsocks
The kids will have fun making them and then flying them outside when the weather improves for outdoor activities.
5. Fancy Flowers
If you want to get into some more flower detail, click on the photo and you will be taken to the site on how to make these cute flowers you can enjoy long after your garden has faded for the season.
6. Seed Starters
7. Homemade Bird Feeder
Spread peanut butter on an empty roll and roll in birdseed. Tie up with some string or twine to a tree. Birdwatching can be safely done from your own home or backyard.
8. Home Office Organizer
Cover rolls with decorative tape and attach it to a base. Now your home office is a little more organized, and you can get more work done.
9. Decorative Boxes
I just love these little boxes made with jute, burlap, some crafting paper or printed fabric, and old buttons or beads. You can use just about anything to decorate them.
10. Cell Phone Speaker
Get that decorative tape back out and fancy up an empty roll of toilet paper. Cut a hole to the size of your phone and attach some thumbtacks as legs. Now you can turn up the tunes in your home office while you are working from home during the quarantine.
11. Cell Phone Stand
You don’t have to go out and get an expensive stand to watch your favorite videos on your phone. Just take a couple of empty toilet paper rolls and decorate with some heavy decorative tape, and you will be ready to watch handsfree.
12. The Art of Quilling
The ancient art of quilling has been duplicated here with the use of the cardboard core of a toilet paper roll.
Staying home during this time is the responsible thing to do. It may not be as entertaining as you would hope it would be. But it is manageable and just a small part of your life. By helping not to spread the coronavirus you are potentially saving lives. Please do your part, and maybe you will find some of these projects fun, and it has helped to pass the time.
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