updated Jan 15th, 2012
Suitable for ages 3+
TIP: If you have concerns about the hygiene of making crafts from toilet paper rolls, cut a piece of paper towel roll or gift wrap tube to about the length of a toilet paper roll and use that instead or roll your own tube using cardboard from old cereal boxes or poster board.
TIP: Add a popsicle stick handle to the tp roll crafts to make a puppet.
TIP: Glue a 2" circle made from cardboard or craft foam to the bottom of a tp roll craft to make cute little pencil holders. (Thanks Monica!)
To turn any of the tp roll crafts into a popsicle stick puppet (without using a tp roll), simply fold the large rectangular template piece over a popsicle stick, pencil or Tongue Depressor and glue/tape on. Then glue/tape on the other pieces the same way you would have done for the tp roll craft.
TP Roll bowling: Make 5 tp roll crafts (any theme) and arrange them like bowling pins, use a tennis ball to bowl them down. This makes a fun theme game at a party.
Blue Oni (Setsubun Festival)
(there are over 10, so I won't list them all here)
Dinosaur - Dorothy
Dog - Wags
Easter Egg Holders:
Jack (from Jack and Jill)
(from Jack and the Beanstalk)
Jill (from Jack and Jill)
Nanook (Inuit Mythology)
(there are over 70, so I won't list them all here)
Red Oni (Setsubun Festival)
Sedna (Inuit Mythology)
The Three Bears
Wreaths (takes 14 to 16 tp rolls per wreath)