If you’re looking for some Christmas crafts with toilet paper rolls, then check out this easy to make toilet paper Christmas tree.
Lately I’ve been building quite a collection of toilet paper rolls. So I’ve been looking for some fun and easy crafts with (lots of) toilet paper rolls that I could do with the kids. Since Christmas is around the corner, I decided with the kids that our next Christmas crafts with toilet paper rolls would be a toilet paper Christmas tree.
This is what you need to make a toilet paper Christmas tree:
- 32 toilet paper rolls (you can use less also, I just wanted to finish the stock I had 😉 )
- Paint and brushes
- A stapler to fix the rolls together (I tried also with tape and glue but did not turn out that good)
- Christmas ornaments
- A pair of scissors, to do small cuts in the rolls and fit the ornaments
First we painted….and painted ..and painted the toilet paper rolls. And then we painted some more
After painting the inside and outside of the toilet paper rolls, we had to let them dry for a day before we could finalize this great craft with toilet paper rolls.
After everything got dry, it was time to decorate our toilet paper Christmas tree. At this point my kids did some negotiation as they could not agree: Lukas (3 years) wanted to use the yellow ornaments and Victoria (4,5 years) the purple ones for their toilet paper Christmas tree.
Luckily, after some discussion and a bit of creative thinking, we reached a compromise and decided to have a toilet paper Christmas tree that changes color, depending on the side you look at.
So…taaadaaamm…. I proudly present you the result!
And if you look from the other side, you get this:
Cool right? It’s one of the easiest crafts with toilet paper rolls that you can do for Christmas with the kids. They just need to learn to be a bit patient as all those toilet paper rolls had to dry before we could build our toilet paper Christmas tree .
Besides having fun, this is what we learned from this craft with toilet paper rolls:
- To be patient
- Exercise our fine motor skills
- Inclusiveness, cooperation and compromise
I like toilet paper rolls because there are many things you can do with them. We did a car out of toilet paper rolls and we also did a plane out of toilet paper rolls,! How do you play with toilet paper rolls?