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65+ Easy Toilet Paper Roll Activities

Here are 65+ of the BEST toilet paper roll activities for toddlers and preschoolers! From sensory bins to crafts to learning activities and more!

Whether you call them cardboard tubes, toilet paper rolls, poster rolls, gift wrap tubes or paper towel rolls – they are hands down one of the best ways to entertain your toddler on the cheap!

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Here are over 65 super fun and super easy ways to teach and play with your toddler or preschooler using cardboard tubes.

I have organized this amazing list into four helpful sections to make it easier for you to find the type of activity you are looking for:

  • Learning Activities (including literacy and numeracy activities);
  • Easy kid-friendly Crafts (i.e. your toddler or preschooler can actually do these crafts with a little help);
  • Sensory Bins; and
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Activities

20+ Toilet Paper Roll Learning Activities

Tube Pattern Matching by Happy Toddler Playtime

PLAY DOUGH & CARDBOARD TUBES by Learning 4 Kids

Cardboard Tubes Shape Match by A Crafty Living

Alphabet Drop by Happy Toddler Playtime

Cardboard Tube Counting Activities by Color Made Happy

Feed the Caterpillars: Pom Pom Sort by Happy Toddler Playtime

ABC Tube – easy letter matching activity by Busy Toddler

ABC Toilet Paper Tunnels by Happy Toddler Playtime

Busy Hands: Cardboard Tube Printmaking by Sand in My Toes

Cardboard Tube Yarn Threading by Happy Toddler Playtime

Fine motor Play from Recyclables by Teach Me Mommy

Hot Glue Cardboard Tube Rollers by HSES Arty Party

Cardboard Tube Snowflakes by Happy Toddler Playtime

Make a GIANT dinosaur out of toilet paper rolls by Your Modern Family

Balloon Bug Tennis – by Happy Toddler Playtime

Clothespin Pull: Toddler Fine Motor Game by Days With Grey

Button Match by Happy Toddler Playtime

Holey Toilet Paper Threading by A Crafty Living

DIY Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Building Blocks by Swoodson Says

CARDBOARD BEADS THREADING ACTIVITY FOR TODDLERS by The Imagination Tree

Pouch Lid Drop by Happy Toddler Playtime

Toilet Paper Roll Haircuts by A Crafty Living

Fine motor cardboard tube challenge for kids by Laughing Kids Learn

Word Families Tubes by Mother Could

Tube Counting by Happy Toddler Playtime

ALPHABET PING-PONG DROP LITERACY GAME by The Imagination Tree

Preschooler Colour Matching Activity by Days with Grey

20+ Fun & Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

TOILET PAPER ROLL BUTTERFLY CRAFT by The Resourceful Mama

Bird Finder Binoculars by The Art Blog

Toilet Paper Roll Airplane Crafts for Kids by Sunshine Whispers

Cardboard Tube Bee Craft for Kids Using Yarn by Buggy and Buddy

Toilet Paper Roll Butterflies – The Best Ideas for Kids

Rocket Paper Roll Craft by Look We’re Learning

Cute Paper Tube Lion Craft by Hello Wonderful

Cardboard Tube Shape Stamping by Crafty Morning

Paper Towel Tube Snake Craft by Munchkins and Moms

Recycled Birdhouse Craft by Rhythms of Play

CARDBOARD TUBE FAMILY CRAFT by Fantastic Fun and Learning

Paper Plate Dinosaur Kids Craft by I Heart Arts n Crafts

TOILET PAPER ROLL TRAIN CRAFT by Kids Activity Blog

Make Your Own Kaleidoscopes by The Crafting Chicks

TP Roll Monsters! by Danya Banya

Owl Paper Roll Craft Tutorial by The Centsible Life

TP Roll Super Hero Cuffs by Reading Confetti

Robot Toilet Paper Roll Craft by Glue Sticks & Gum Drops

How to make a tutti frutti kazoo out of a toilet paper roll by Today’s Parent

Paper Roll Flowers by The Best Ideas for Kids

Cardboard tube shakers by The Craft Train

DIY rain stick craft that actually sounds like rain! by Gift of Curiosity

Confetti Popper Toilet Paper Tubes by Smashed Peas and Carrots

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder – Easy Camping Craft by The Joys of Boys

Make Apple Stamps Using a Toilet Paper Roll by Crafty Morning

15 Toilet Paper Roll Sensory Bins

The Drop Anything Sensory Bin for Toddlers by Happy Toddler Playtime

Pom Pom Ramps by Busy Toddler

Tubes & Funnels Sensory Table by The Imagination Tree

Tubes and Rice by Happy Toddler Playtime

SENSORY EXPLORATION WITH SAND by Learning 4 Kids

Caps and Rices Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime

ALPHABET ACTIVITIES: SEED SENSORY BIN by Growing Book by Book

Tubes and Caps by Happy Toddler Playtime

Car Ramp Sensory Bin by Mama Papa Bubba

Make a Recycled Sensory Bin by Busy Toddler

Apple Picking Sensory Bin by Mrs Plemons’ Kindergarten

Car Themed Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Buggy and Buddy

Construction Sensory Bin by Keep Calm and Teach On

Tinker Box Inventor’s Kit by Busy Toddler

Christmas Tubes Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime

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12+ Easy Cardboard Tube STEM Activities

Paper Towel Roll Domino Challenge by Happy Toddler Playtime

Paper Tube Race Track by 7 Days of Play

Magnetic Tubes by Happy Toddler Playtime

Tubes & Pumpkins by Happy Toddler Playtime

DIY Cardboard Tube Construction Toy by Pickle Bums

Sticky Wall Pom Pom Drop by Happy Toddler Playtime

BUILDING ACTIVITY FOR KIDS: STRAWS AND PAPER TOWEL ROLLS by Frugal Fun for Boys

Tubes and Christmas Baubles by Happy Toddler Playtime

Cardboard Tubes Sticky Wall by Happy Toddler Playtime

Building with Cardboard Tubes by PlayTivities

Easy Toilet Paper Run for Kids by Active Littles

Acorn Slides Fine Motor Activity by Happy Toddler Playtime

Toilet Paper Roll Seed Starters by Home Talk

Tubes and Easter Eggs by Happy Toddler Playtime

Magnetic Ball Run by Taming Little Monsters

Pooping Bunny Pom Pom Drop by Happy Toddler Playtime

DIY Magnetic Marble Run by Go Science Kids

Jingle Bell Magnetic Tubes by Happy Toddler Playtime

Pom Pom Tube Ramps by Busy Toddler

WILL YOU TRY ANY OF THESE CRAFTS OR ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE? PIN IT FOR LATER!!

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