Toddler crafts: toilet paper roll towers
Sometimes the simplest craft and the most fun. And these toilet paper roll towers were no exception. I’d count it as one of the easiest toddler crafts out there and it costs next to nothing. So here’s how to make it for your toddler today!
I only have one more toddler left in my house filled with five kids. So, I’m trying to make the most of it and do fun little crafts with her. So, I started collecting toilet paper and paper towel rolls around the house and came up with one of the best toddler crafts around. Here’s how to do it.
Collect your toilet paper roll tower supplies
You don’t need very many supplies for this craft. Here’s the list:
Cut and paint the rolls
I cut about three inches off the top of each of the three paper towel rolls. So, I ended up with nine different lengths of toilet paper rolls. You can collect and cut as many rolls to as many different lengths that you want.
Two of my boys really wanted to paint the rolls so I let them go to town. They ended up really cute and colorful. They did a much better job than I could have done.
Glue toilet paper rolls to the cardboard
Take your rectangular piece of cardboard and wrap it in colorful wrapping paper. Then, arrange your painted toilet paper rolls on the cardboard to your liking. Trace a circle around each roll. Put hot glue on each circle one and place the rolls one at a time. It’s easier to put the glue on the cardboard than on the rolls directly.
Fill some bowls with your buttons, beads and/or poms poms and place them on the floor next to the towers. Try to do it on a hard floor so you can clean up with a broom. It will get messy but it’s tons of fun. My one-year-old loved it! She didn’t need any explaining. Her favorite part was dumping out all the buttons onto the floor afterwards and then starting all over again.
Important note: Make sure you keep a close eye on your toddler while they are playing with this craft. Some of the pieces are really small and you don’t want them to choke on anything.
Of all the toddler crafts out there, I hope you enjoy making and playing with this one with your little one. Let me know how it goes in the comments below.
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