Toilet paper rolls are brilliant, right? They serve their very important purpose, then become the best toys for young ones to play with.
They are also really useful during the holiday season especially if you have them scattered about the house in every toy box and under the couch. This year we are 1) on a holiday budget and 2) trying to be more eco-friendly in our celebrating, so we’ve found fun ways to use this everyday item to our festive advantage.
Our toddler has even had a blast helping us and learned how to re-use such a simple item in creative ways.
Materials: 1 empty toilet paper roll, paintbrush, red paint, scissors, and ribbon
Directions: Cut the roll into 5 different circular pieces, pinch on each side to make them have a petal shape, paint, dry, tie together, and enjoy!
These make great tree ornaments or even fancy-looking gift decor (instead of using bows) and my toddler loved helping to paint them.
Materials: Small goodies that fit into an empty roll, tissue paper, gift wrap, tape, and ribbon or string
Directions: Insert goodies into roll, wrap roll in tissue paper and tie off at sides. Then wrap around middle with wrapping paper and tape off when finished. Ta da!!! Looks badass, huh?
Materials: Empty toilet paper roll and decorative paper. Maybe some tape (I didn’t use any).
Directions: Make the roll look pretty and then use it to bunch together your light cords. It looks a lot more festive and clean!