Toilet paper: it’s just one of life’s necessities. We all have rolls in our homes, offices, and work sites and they can get used up pretty fast! Before you throw that next empty cardboard roll away, keep in mind that February 14th is approaching fast.
No, we’re definitely not recommending giving your sweetheart a roll of TP for Valentine’s Day (even if the first anniversary is the “paper” anniversary). Instead, here’s a list of fun crafts and projects that take advantage of that prevalent cardboard tube.
Toilet Paper Roll Heart-Shaped Stamper
For kids of all ages, try using the empty rolls as heart-shaped stamps. Even the littlest member of the family can enjoy stamping hearts all over paper while older kids can use the stamp as a base for some sweet cards or Valentines to give out in class. Click here to take a look at this simple craft.
Toilet Paper Roll Love Bugs
Children ages 4 and up can have fun making a cute little Love Bug to decorate the house! All it takes is a toilet paper roll, some paper, pipe cleaners, scissors, and markers. Bugs sure don’t come much cuter than this one.
Toilet Paper Flowers
For crafty older kids and adults, there’s a whole world of paper flowers that are elegant and easy to create. Using a little soft paper and some pipe cleaners it’s easy to make simple carnations or even ornate roses for those with patience. Check out some more advanced flower making ideas for the softest bouquet ever.
Toilet Paper Roll Wreath
Moms and teens alike can team up to turn old cardboard tubes into a super cute wreath just in time to show some love. Cut up several rolls into rings no more than 1/2 inch wide and squash them gently into oblong petal shapes. Glue 5-6 of these petals together for a flower and turn a bunch of flowers into a full wreath. Add some paint, glitter, or a bow and you’re all set. Here’s an example
Many of these projects are great for all ages and make family time even more exciting. Working together to decorate the house, office, or classroom is a fantastic way to bring everyone closer. It’s so fun and easy to decorate for Valentine’s Day when you use recycled materials like toilet paper rolls. The holiday’s colors might be red, white, and pink but when you reuse paper goods instead of just throwing them away, you can make this February 14th a green holiday!
Remember, toilet paper comes with all Don’s Johns reservations, free of charge. If you need portable toilets or a restroom trailer for a romantic location away from public restrooms, click here to get a free quote. We look forward to serving you soon!