Though I definitely put my own spin on things, I do not like reinventing the wheel, so when I was beginning to ponder what to do with all of the cardboard tubes left over from wrapping a bajillion presents, I took to the web and started surfing. It did not take me long to locate a kajillion ideas on what to do with these tubes! Sure, some of the crafts call for toilet paper rolls, but really, isn’t a wrapping paper roll simply a really long tp roll?!? Ok, they do come in varying widths and thicknesses and that does need to be considered for some of these ideas, but still, it’s worth a shot to take a look through a few of these sites and see what creative projects spark an interest for you and your kids.
Hang on to those tubes – tuck them away for a cold winter’s day or even a rainy spring day, and then CREATE!
Sea Creatures from Paper Tubes
Cardboard Tube Marble Run
Curbly – Toilet Paper Tube Owls
Toliet Paper Roll Book with Pull Tabs
101 Things to do with a Toilet Paper Roll
DLTK’s Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
Make and Takes - Empty Wrapping Paper Rolls
Curbly – Cardboard Tube Flower Wall Art