Crafting with toilet paper rolls

February 12, 2024
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Using Bamboi toilet rolls for crafting is not only a fun activity, but also sustainable.

Crafting with toilet rolls is a fun, affordable, and environmentally friendly way to be artistic. Toilet rolls can be transformed into a wide range of different creations, from animals and decorations to other toys. You don't need much to craft with toilet rolls. With scissors, paper, and glue, you can go a long way.

Crafting with toilet rolls is not only a fun activity, but also helps to reduce waste and promote sustainability. Toilet rolls are easily available and most people have them at home. In this blog article, we provide a few ideas for crafting with toilet rolls for adults and children. First, we discuss which animals can be crafted with toilet rolls. Then we show that crafting with toilet rolls can be done all year round. Finally, we provide a few possibilities to reuse the wrappers of Bamboi toilet rolls.

Ideas for crafting with toilet rolls

Crafting with toilet paper rolls is easy and a fun DIY project for children and adults. By using a string, glue, paint, and other materials, details and character can be added to the empty toilet roll. This is a good way to reuse Bamboi toilet rolls and to stimulate creativity through crafting. Gather the supplies and start crafting your own unique cardboard figures.

Crafting with toilet rolls

Crafting with toilet rolls: animals

Crafting animals with a toilet roll is easy. The toilet rolls can be transformed with paint and eyes into different creatures such as unicorns, squirrels, hedgehogs, horses, spiders, sheep, penguins, butterflies, and dinosaurs. Below is a brief and concise explanation of how the above-mentioned animals can be crafted with Bamboi toilet rolls.

Crafting with toilet rolls unicorn

To make a unicorn from toilet paper rolls, you need the following materials: paper, glue, scissors, a marker, pink paint, glitter (or sequins), rainbow wool for the tail, and a toilet paper roll.

Cut a strip of paper that is long and wide enough to fit completely around the roll. Wrap the paper around the toilet roll and glue it in place. To make the mane and tail, put four fingers together and wrap yarn around them until a thick 'circle' of yarn is formed. Carefully pull the circle of wool off your fingers. Tie the yarn in the middle with another piece of wool. Now cut both below and above the thick circle of wool in half. The wool is now the same length on each side of the tied part. Tie the yarn again on one side and then cut the yarn into two pieces. Make sure one piece is longer than the other.

Glue the smaller piece of yarn into the top of the toilet paper roll and let part of it hang over the toilet paper roll. This is the pony of the unicorn. Glue the larger piece of yarn to the middle of the toilet roll at the back. This is the tail of the unicorn. You can trim both the pony and the tail to the desired length.

Cut a horn out of the paper and sprinkle glitter on it. Glue the horn on top of the rainbow wool pony. Cut the ears out of cardboard in the shape of two triangles, pinch them closed and secure them with a little glue. Glue the ears on top of the yarn hair. Dig the bottom of the ears into the hair so that the glue is not visible. Draw eyes with a black marker on the toilet roll. Dip your finger in pink paint and give the unicorn pink cheeks. The toilet paper unicorn is ready!

Squirrel crafting toilet roll

Another animal that you can make with toilet paper rolls is a squirrel. For this you need: a toilet roll, a squirrel template, a marker, eyes, glue, and tape. First, print out the template. Then color the template with the markers. Cut the ears, tail, and body of the squirrel out of the paper. Then glue the ears onto the body and stick the eyes on. Then wrap the squirrel body with the ears around the paper roll. Glue the tail on the right side so that it is still visible. Ta da, the squirrel is ready!

Hedgehog craft toilet roll

To craft a hedgehog from toilet paper rolls, you need the following materials: a compass, four toilet rolls, glue, brown paint, and eyes.

Cut one of the four toilet rolls lengthwise in half to create a rectangle. Then draw a circle on the cardboard of the toilet roll with the compass and cut it out. Then cut the circle in half, creating two half circles. Fold one of the half circles from the straight side into a point. This is the hedgehog's snout. Tape the snout together. Cut the second toilet roll also lengthwise in half and roll it up into a smaller roll, the same size as the back of the snout. This is the body. Tape the snout and the body together. Together they form a kind of rocket. Cut the end of the body four times and close the body.

Then take the remaining two rolls and paint them brown. Draw and cut the spikes in straight lines from the cardboard of the toilet paper roll. Then stick the spikes horizontally on the body of the hedgehog so that a large bunch of spikes is created. Then make two round ears and stick them just behind the snout, in front of the spikes. Make a ball from a piece of tape that serves as his nose. Finally, paint his snout brown with a dot of black and stick the eyes on it. Now your hedgehog is ready!

Horse craft toilet roll

To craft a horse with toilet paper rolls you need: a toilet paper roll, a horse template, paper (brown, black, green, beige, and pink), a pencil, glue, scissors, black and pink markers, brown wool, and a black pipe cleaner. On this website, there are images that illustrate how to make a horse from toilet paper rolls.

The template consists of the horse's head, legs, and ears. You can also draw these shapes yourself on the brown paper. If you don't, start by tracing the head (twice), the legs (four times), and the ears (twice) on the brown paper. Then color the bottom of the legs black with a marker to make the hooves. Cut two small triangles from the beige paper for the inside of the ears and a half-circle for the snout. Cut out the snout and attach it to the brown head of the horse. Repeat this for both heads.

Wrap the toilet roll in brown paper and glue it. This is the body of the horse. To make the horse's mane, cut the wool into pieces of a length of your choice. Take one of the two horse heads, turn it over and stick the pieces of wool to the inside of the horse's head (this is the inside, the side where the snout is not stuck on). Then turn the horse's head back over and attach the eyes and draw the nostrils. Take the green paper and draw the saddle, cut it out and stick it on the horse's back. Then take both heads and attach them to both sides of the toilet roll. Let the noses touch each other.

To make the stirrups, bend two short pieces of black pipe cleaner into a pair of stirrups. Cut two small pieces of black paper. Fold one end of the black paper around the pipe cleaner and secure with glue to finish the stirrups. Glue the stirrups to the bottom of the saddle on both sides of the body. Then wrap the remaining wool a few times around your fingers and tie a small piece of yarn at the end of the bundle. Stick this to the back of the horse's body. This is the tail. Finally, glue the four feet to the body. Done!

Crafting animals with toilet paper

Spider craft toilet roll

Another animal that you can craft with a toilet roll is a spider. For this, you need: a toilet roll, black paint, two eyes, and white tape. This video explains how to craft a spider from a toilet roll.

Paint the toilet roll black. Make a few notches at one of the two ends of the toilet roll and fold them inwards. This is the spider's back. Then cut eight notches at the other end of the toilet roll. These form the legs. Leave a wide piece between the legs. The wide piece serves as the head of the spider. Fold the legs outwards and also the head. Stick the eyes on the head and make a cross on the body with tape. Voila, the spider is ready!

Crafting a sheep with a toilet paper roll

To make a sheep out of toilet paper rolls, you need the following materials: a toilet paper roll, cotton balls, black cardboard, water, glue, aluminum foil, a ping pong ball, straws, a black marker, and eyes. For a detailed explanation of how to make a sheep from a toilet paper roll, you can watch the video.

Take the cotton balls out of the bag and form balls by wetting them and rolling them between your hands. This will be the sheep's wool. Then form a ball of aluminum foil and push the ball into one of the two ends of the toilet roll. Also close the other end of the toilet roll with aluminum foil. This is the back of the sheep. Then glue the cotton balls all over the roll, including the back, up to the ball of aluminum foil.

Take the two straws and cut them into four equal parts. Wrap them in black paper and glue the paper to the straws. These are the four legs of the sheep. Then glue the legs to the bottom of the body. Press the cotton balls against the legs with glue for extra reinforcement.

Cut four small circles out of the black paper and attach them to the legs, these are the hooves. Take the ping pong ball and attach the eyes. Draw a triangle for the nose. Stick two cut-out black drops on both sides of the ping pong ball to form the ears. Glue the head to the ball of aluminum foil. As a finishing touch, you can stick a little bit of a cotton ball on top of the sheep's head, and then it's done!

Crafting a penguin

If you want to craft a penguin, you need the following materials: a toilet paper roll, black paint and paper (white and orange). In this video, they show how to make a penguin from a toilet roll.

First, paint the toilet paper roll black. After the toilet paper roll has dried, take the white paper and cut out the belly and the eyes. For the penguin's belly, cut a white circle, the eyes are two white ovals. Then take the orange paper and cut out the feet and the beak. The feet are also two half circles and the beak is a triangle. Stick the belly, the eyes, the feet and the beak on the roll. Then draw two black dots in the white eyes as pupils. Done!

Crafting a butterfly

To craft a butterfly from a toilet paper roll, you need: a toilet paper roll, paper (red and yellow), glue, eyes (twice), buttons, scissors, a pipe cleaner, and a stapler. For a clear visual description of how to craft a butterfly from a toilet roll, you can watch this video.

First, cover the toilet roll with colored paper. Cut the yellow paper in half lengthwise and make sure the yellow sheet is as long as the toilet roll. Wrap the paper around the toilet roll and stick it with glue or staple it. Then make the wings. Take the red sheet, fold it in half and place the toilet roll lengthwise on the paper. Draw the wings. The middle part must be the same length as the toilet roll, so that the wings can later be attached to the body. Then cut a piece off the pipe cleaner and fold the cleaner into a V-shape. These are the antennae, which you stick to the top of the body of the toilet roll. Finally, stick the eyes on the body and the buttons on the wings of the butterfly as decoration.

Crafting a dinosaur with toilet paper

To craft a dinosaur from toilet paper, you need the following materials: a dinosaur template, white paper, green markers, scissors, glue, a toilet roll, and an eye.

Print the dinosaur template on paper and color the dinosaur with the markers. Cut out the body, the head, and the legs and cut four slits for the legs. Then take each leg and fold them back and then forward. Next, take the body and wrap it around the paper roll. Glue it in place. Make sure that there is no glue on the legs, so they stand on the ground. Now take the head and cut a slit along the bottom dotted line. Fold one side forward and one side backward. Stick the eye on the head. Glue the head to one side of the toilet roll, and stick the tail to the other side of the roll. The dino is now ready!

Crafting with toilet rolls can be done all year round!

Crafting with toilet rolls is a fun and creative activity that you can enjoy all year round. It's not only an excellent way to recycle, but you can also express your creativity. From simple creations like animals and festive decorations to more complex projects like wall art and jewelry. The possibilities are endless. Toilet rolls can be painted, cut, glued, and also combined with other materials to create something special. Whether you're an experienced crafter or a beginner, crafting with toilet rolls is a great way to express yourself and add a touch of personality to your home. So grab a roll and start crafting today!

Toilet roll crafting for Easter

Easter is an annual celebration that brings friends and family together, and one of the ways to make the occasion even more special is by decorating your home with homemade creations. If you want to craft around Easter, you can, for example, craft a bunny. For this, you need a toilet roll, paper (white/pink/black), a black marker or pen, and finally cotton balls/pompoms. To craft a bunny using a toilet paper roll, you need to follow the following steps.

Cut a piece of white paper that fits around the toilet paper roll. Glue the white paper onto the roll to completely cover it. Then cut two small rabbit ears from white or pink paper and stick them on top of the roll. Cut two small circles from black paper for the eyes and stick them on the front of the roll, just below the ears. Then cut a small triangle from pink paper for the nose and stick it below the eyes. Use a black marker or pen to add details, such as whiskers and a mouth, to the bunny's face. Finally, you can also stick cotton balls or pompoms to the bottom of the bunny to make a tail. Your toilet paper roll bunny is now finished and ready to hang!

Halloween crafts with toilet paper roll

Halloween as a holiday is a good excuse to transform your house into a creepy haunted house. Making Halloween decorations from toilet paper rolls is then a fun and budget-friendly option to decorate the house and the surrounding area. One of the Halloween decorations you can make is a pumpkin. Making a pumpkin from toilet paper rolls is easy, sustainable, and simple. Unlike the previous craft ideas, you use an unused toilet paper roll for crafting a pumpkin. You also need a cinnamon stick, an orange cloth or paper, and a green ribbon.

First, wrap the orange cloth around the toilet paper roll until the paper is completely covered. Then you insert the cinnamon stick at the top of the toilet roll. This is the stem. Then you wrap the green ribbon around the cinnamon stick. Your toilet paper roll pumpkin is now complete and ready to be displayed!

In addition to the pumpkin, there are also other Halloween decorations that can be made with toilet paper rolls. Here are a few more examples:

Mummies: Wrap a toilet paper roll with white gauze or cloth and add googly eyes for a cute and easy mummy decoration.

Spiders: Paint a toilet paper roll black and add eight legs made of pipe cleaners or black paper. You can also add eyes for a more realistic look. Another way to make a spider from toilet rolls can be found in the section above about crafting animals with toilet paper rolls.

Bats: Cut out two bat wings from black paper and stick them to the sides of the toilet paper roll. Add googly eyes and a small triangular nose to complete the bat.

These are just a few ideas, with a little creativity and imagination you can make many more Halloween decorations with toilet paper rolls.

Halloween crafts with toilet paper roll

Crafting with toilet paper rolls in autumn

Autumn is a beautiful season where the leaves of the trees fall, the temperature drops and everyone stays cozy indoors. Decorating the house with, for example, extra candles and more decoration in earth tones is a good way to embrace the season. It is also an idea to make autumn decorations with products and objects you already have at home. For example, with empty toilet paper rolls.

For instance, it can be fun to bring autumn indoors by making a tree from toilet rolls. To make a tree from toilet rolls, you need the following materials: scissors, glue gun, paint or markers (optional).

First, cut the toilet rolls into pieces of different lengths. You can, for example, have three sections of different lengths for each branch. Take the longest section and glue it to the base to form the trunk of the tree. Take the shorter parts and glue these onto the trunk to form branches. Repeat this process for each branch, making sure to alternate the direction of the branches to make the tree as realistic as possible. Finally, you can paint the tree in a desired color or use markers to add extra details like tree veins. This is a simple and creative way to craft a tree with toilet rolls and bring autumn into your home!

Toilet paper roll Christmas crafts

Christmas is a time of togetherness and celebration. There are many options to bring a little Christmas into your home, from hanging traditional decorations to setting up more unique homemade creations. Of course, you can naturally hang Christmas lights and set up a Christmas tree. In addition, hang a Christmas stocking with a gift inside, and you're already a long way there. But if you want to bring sustainable and budget-friendly Christmas decorations into your home this year, making Christmas decorations with toilet paper rolls is also a fun way to give the house a festive touch during the holidays.

For example, you can make Christmas trees by cutting toilet paper rolls into rings, painting them green, and stacking them in the shape of a tree. You can also make snowmen by painting three toilet paper rolls white and sticking on details like eyes, a carrot nose, and a hat. Moreover, you can make wreaths by cutting toilet paper rolls into thin rings, painting them green, and arranging them in a circular shape. These are just a few examples of the many Christmas decorations you can make with the help of toilet paper rolls, and with a little creativity, you can come up with many more unique and festive ideas.

Other ideas to make from toilet paper rolls

It is now clear that you can make all kinds of fun and creative objects from toilet paper rolls. Apart from decorations for the whole year round, there are of course other creations you can make. Here are three more examples:

Rocket craft toilet paper roll

Cut a toilet paper roll in half and paint the roll silver to make the middle part of the rocket. Cut a cone-shaped nose and fins from cardboard and attach them with glue to the body. Add details with markers or stickers. Your rocket is now ready to take off!

Firework craft toilet paper roll

Cut a toilet paper roll into pieces of different lengths and paint them in bright colors. Once the paint is dry, arrange the pieces in a circular shape and glue them together. The end result is festive fireworks that you can hang up or display on a tabletop.

Firework rocket craft toilet paper roll

Paint a toilet paper roll red. Cut a feather-shaped tail from cardboard, paint it in bright colors and attach it with glue to the bottom of the toilet paper roll. Then cut a half circle from cardboard to make the nose of the firework rocket and stick it to the top. Your firework rocket is now ready to ignite!

These are just a few of the many fun and creative objects you can make with toilet paper rolls. Whether you're looking for a fun activity to do with children or just want to add some unique decorations to your home, these ideas hopefully provide some inspiration. With a little imagination and creativity, you can come up with even more unique and fun ideas that test your crafting skills. So the next time you have a toilet paper roll left over, consider making something special out of it!

Reusing Bamboi toilet paper wrappers

Bamboi toilet paper is individually wrapped in a bamboo kraft paper wrapper. This wrapper keeps our toilet paper clean and soft and is an organic alternative to plastic. The wrappers are therefore sustainable and ecologically responsible, but it is also possible to reuse the wrappers. For example, to wrap the apple you take to school or work. Or to wrap and transport fragile objects - such as a gift or a Christmas ball. You can also craft with the wrappers. Below are three examples of what you could make with the Bamboi toilet paper wrappers.

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Crafting flowers with Bamboi wrapper

One of the simplest and most popular crafts with the wrappers are flowers. Toilet paper rolls can be rolled into petals, painted or decorated with glitter, and then assembled into beautiful flowers. These flowers are beautiful decorations for your home or can be used to make bouquets, wreaths, and other floral arrangements.

Crafting wall art with Bamboi wrapper

Another popular craft with wrappers is wall art. Wrappers can be cut into shapes, such as stars or leaves, and then painted or decorated to create unique and striking designs. These shapes can then be assembled into a collage or hung on the wall for a fun and colorful piece of wall art.

Crafting jewelry with Bamboi wrapper

Wrappers can also be used to make jewelry, such as bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Wrap the wrappers around an already existing material, such as cardboard or a plastic bead to create a colorful and decorative piece of jewelry.

This article only gives a few examples of animals that you can craft with toilet paper rolls. There are many more animals that you can craft from toilet paper rolls, for example a chick, frog, cat, cow or a bird. We also gave a few examples of objects and decorations that you can craft with Bamboi toilet paper rolls. But there are many more objects that you can craft from toilet paper, for example an airplane, a castle or a pair of binoculars. Crafting with toilet paper rolls is a great way to be creative, save money and help the environment. So if you have some empty toilet rolls lying around next time, don't throw them away, but make something beautiful out of them!

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