Loraine enjoys making crafts and sharing the projects she’s developed. Her crafts include pictured, step-by-step tutorials, and templates.
I was really amazed to see how many different dolls can be made using toilet tissue rolls. In this article I'll share links to the variety that I found in my search. If you are looking for an inexpensive Christmas project for the kids, make the little Nativity group shown above. Go to Favecraft for the tutorial.
Simple and easy, but cute as can be, that's what this little scarecrow is. Directions for making one like it are found at Still Playing School.
2. Angel Love
Have lots of fun with the kids making angel dolls with tp rolls by going to Favecrafts for the instructions.
3. Cardboard Doll House
Imagine the hours of fun the kids will have playing with their tp roll dolls in this house. Find out how to make this beautiful cardboard doll house by going to the Red Ted Art site for the tutorial.
4. TP Dolls Galore
Let the fun begin! This site, DANYA BANYA, has a load of tp dolls examples. Isn't the little doll house super cute? So very simple, and even the littlest kids could move around it. Now if you are good at building things..... Or, maybe cut large windows out of a cardboard box.
5. The Queen or The Princess
Make a castle, using cardboard boxes and an oatmeal box for the turrets, and a queen or princess, using tp rolls, and you have hours of entertainment. The instructions for making the princess is found at love to know.
6. Hula Girl and Mermaid, BFF
Visitors to your doll family home could be these best friends forever pair, the hula girl and mermaid. The instructions to help you make these BFF is at mollymoo.
7. Angel Girl
Angel girl could be just one of a whole heavens full of angels. I'm thinking that telling the kids a story about how thunder, during a storm, is the sound of angels cleaning house. The angels are moving the beds. To make angels from tp rolls, go to the crafty morning site for the instructions.
8. Christmas Critters
The kids can have a big Christmas party playing with these Christmas critters. The critters are actually little buckets made from tp rolls and decorated as critters. The tutorial for making these critters is found at kikicreates. You'll notice that she also has Thanksgiving critters and Halloween critters.
Here comes the Cat family.......the SophistiCats. Any little kid that loves cats and kitties, is sure to love this cat family. They can use their imaginations and pretend parties with their cats. Instructions for making the cats are found at mollymoo.
10. Art Angels
This will be a nice challenge for kids that love making art projects. Maybe the older kids will enjoy this craft idea. But, all little kids would probably be willing to give it a try. Find these art angels at ALISA BURKE.
11. Santa Claus
When Christmas time rolls around, you'll want to add Santa Claus to the play scene. See what is needed and how to assemble a Santa with a tp roll, at My Kid Craft.
The instructions on making a tp roll scarecrow can be found at Busy Bee Kids Crafts.com The cupcake paper hat idea is so cute, and could be utilized for some of the other characters in you family of characters.
13. Fabric and Yarn Family
A great way to use those tiny scraps of fabric that are too pretty to throw away. The tutorial for making this fabric and yarn cardboard roll family, go to Happy Hooligans.
14. Silly Christmas Elves
Make these silly little elves by going to the Kitchen Counter Chronicle site for the directions.
15. Monster Bash
Staying with the creepy, scary idea, how's this project for a boy's activity? These monsters are also treat containers. Does that mean that you have to offer candy to get boys to participate? Make monsters like these by following the instructions at The Best Ideas for Kids.
16. Pilgrims Plus
Another great group of tp dolls all in one place, are these pilgrim characters found at Easy Crafts for Kids. You'll find all the information you need to make these characters on that site.
17. Three Little Pigs
Act out the fairy tale, the three little pigs, after making the little pig characters using tp rolls. The tutorial for making them is found at Red Ted Art. Super cute, super easy.
18. Old MacDonalds Farm Animals
You can have a sing-a-long party while making the farm animals to go with MacDonald's Farm. Go to CRAFTS BY Amanda to learn how to make these farm animals using tp rolls.
19. Ahoy, the Pirates
Make a pirate ship, from a couple of shoe boxes, and then a group of tp roll pirates. A scene will surely come to mind when you make these pirates following the instructions at ONE Time Through.
20. TP and Ribbon Roll Dolls
Make these recycled tp and ribbon roll dolls by going to DIY Inspired for the instructions.
21. Making Superman Crafts
Make these cute little Christmas carolers to add to your holiday decorations.
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