Take recycling to the next level by turning your delivery boxes and toilet rolls into vehicles, musical instruments, and other fun playthings!
We’ve whipped up plenty of rainy day projects, and we’ve even prepped the kids’ party bags with a host of DIY favours. Which is why we’re big on art ‘n’ craft projects that not only save us money by not having to leave home, but also give a big nod towards our other passion: going green and recycling! So gather up your craft kit, your kiddos, your loo rolls and cardboard boxes, and get busy creating these projects that will keep the kids (and you) busy for hours – if not days!
Cardboard box and toilet roll crafts for kids
1. Box vehicles
Little ones LOVE emergency vehicles, so why not turn your next delivery box into an ambulance, a fire truck or a police car? Use these fun instructions by Keriene to create your own fleet!
2. Sparkle cave
3. Cardboard camper playhouse
Glamping is so last season, darling. Instead, create your very own camper van with this cute tutorial by The Merrythought, and go on an imagination adventure around the globe without having to leave your living room.
4. Rocket man!
5. Cardboard guitars
6. Cardboard playhouses
With a seemingly neverending round of school holidays here in Singapore, we’ve found a big project that will keep you and the kiddos busy for hours: break out your serious art and craft skills to tackle this playhouse village by A Beautiful Mess.
7. Hula girl and mermaid BFF
Unless you’ve been castaway on a desert island, chances are that you have seen kids’ blockbuster movie, Moana. This is one kick-ass princess we absolutely adore, and now we can make her (and Ariel) in toilet roll form thanks to this lovely tutorial by MollyMooCrafts.
8. Inside Out characters as toilet roll!
9. Glitter and washi tape crowns
All that glitters is not gold: but it is with these gorgeous Moonfrye DIY loo roll crowns! If your little prince or princess is not feeling the glitter (or if you don’t fancy all that sweeping up after them), try these bright ‘n’ funky washi tape crowns by Craft and Creativity (you’ll need to hit Google Translate).
10. Toilet roll aeroplanes
Get the kids’ heads outta the clouds and into some craft fun by making these colourful aeroplanes. Pick up the easy-peasy tutorial over at MollyMooCrafts.
11. Honeycomb rolls
We’re loving this toilet roll craft for two reasons: the loo rolls get recycled as art and crafts, and the final product can be used as both decor and storage. Ingenious! Easy Peasy Creative has the deets that you need to create this with the kids.
12. Rainbow windsock
Trying to chase the rainy day blues away? Try out this toilet roll craft with the kids and see their faces light up once they’re done with this. Hang it near the window and watch the windsock dance in the wind. Follow the tutorial by Easy Peasy and Fun for this adorable craft.
13. Paper tube shark
Have fun recycling and upcycling those cardboard boxes and toilet rolls into funky crafts!