Are toilet paper tubes taking over your recycling bin? In large families especially, they can definitely do that! Well if this is the case in your home, take a look below at 7 ways to reuse toilet paper tubes. You will see that once the toilet paper is gone, those cardboard tubes can be quite handy! So gather up your toilet paper tubes and take a peek below at all of the fun ways you can give them a second life.
7 Ways to Reuse Toilet Paper Rolls
1. Make seed starters.
Cut the tube into 3rds and place them on a cookie sheet. Fill each with soil, insert a seed, and you have the perfect seed starter. When you are ready to move your seedlings outdoors, you can plant the entire plug as the cardboard tubing will break down in the soil. Here are some other household items you can use as seed starters.
2. Make binoculars for kids.
Turn your child into an instant explorer when you make binoculars for kids. Just glue the two tubes side by side and attach a string or ribbon for hanging. Kids can decorate their binoculars however they please, and are sure to love spying on things through them.
3. Keep cords organized.
Don’t just throw your extension cords in a drawer. They are sure to become a tangled mess. Instead, wrap up your cords and slide them through a cardboard tube. The tube will hold them in place and keep them from becoming tangled.
4. Use them for travel.
You can stuff pairs of socks or even undies into the tubes and place them in your suitcase for easy travel. The tubes will hold them in place and are nice and light for travel. You can even use the tubes to keep hair dryer and curling iron cords organized.
5. Make napkin rings.
Wrap the tube in colorful paper, cut to fit, and secure with glue. Cut the tube into 3rds and you now have instant napkin rings. Just roll your napkins up and slide them in for the perfect pop of color on your table. You can also use toilet paper rolls to make these Washi Tape Napkin Rings.
6. Make your own puppets.
Kids will love crafting puppets out of toilet paper tubes. Just use paper, crayons, and markers to color designs and faces on the tube. Kids can do their own puppet shows with the puppets or even use them as dolls.
7. Craft a nifty noise maker.
Decorate the tube and secure one end closed with washi tape. Fill the roll with dried rice or beans, and then secure the opposite end. Kids will now have a nifty noise maker that they can use to make all sorts of sounds.
Don’t toss another toilet paper roll again! Instead, give these 7 uses for toilet paper rolls a try and see how fun they can be.