Create beautiful patterns with this fun homemade kaleidoscope. It’s a great project to do at home or with a group.
Cardboard Tube Crafts
Whether it's paper towel rolls or toilet paper tubes, we have hundreds of cardboard tube crafts for you to choose from! From toddler on up, anyone can make something fun from a cardboard tube!
Make a guitar (or bango, violin, etc.) out of recycled cracker boxes and cardboard tubes. Your preschooler can help put […]
This fun craft starts as empty cardboard tubes and ends up as a colorful bouquet of flowers! It’s a great […]
These cute little rocket party favors will delight kids of all ages, especially when they find this fun game tucked […]
Turn a cardboard tube and pipe cleaners into a cute goat. This is a great craft to pair with a […]
Corral those pencils and pens that seem to end up all over the house with our recycled pencil holders. All […]
You can make this cute little Holstein out of a cardboard tube, some paint and chenille stems. It’s a fun […]
Turn a paper plate and a cardboard tube into a Statue of Liberty crown and torch. This craft is perfect […]
Celebrate Shark Week with this cute paper tube shark craft. It’s a fun craft to accompany a study of ocean […]
Use paper bowls and cardboard tubes to make a mushroom craft. It’s a fun way to welcome spring.
Use a recycled cardboard tube, wooden clothespins and mini doily to make a fun and easy bee craft. This simple […]
Recycle some of those cardboard tubes you have laying around into this adorable kitty cat. Use whatever color you like […]
The same cardboard tube can be a dog or a bear. It’s just a matter of switching out the ears!
Create cool decorations for the Fourth of July using cardboard tubes. Show your patriotism with this fun recycled project.
Recycle cardboard tubes, turning them into pretty patriotic wreaths for Memorial Day. Hang one on the front door or in […]
Turn ordinary cardboard tubes into a bright and colorful bouquet of polka dot tulips!
Create a colorful and functional organizer to keep your pens, markers and pencils close at hand. It’s easy to do […]
Create your own version of the Statue of Liberty’s torch. It’s made with simple recycled materials and features a glittering […]
Make a cute alligator from an empty paper towel tube. It’s perfect for Letter A Week, talking about the rainforest […]
Turn recycled cardboard tubes into these adorable maracas, perfect for Cinco de Mayo! They are fun, easy, and inexpensive with […]
Turn those empty cardboard tubes into slick racecars, using little more than paint and construction paper. A fun project for […]
Turn eggshells into planters representing the whole family. What a great project to do together in the spring or any […]
Create an adorable rainbow butterfly using your handprints. This craft is perfect for springtime!
Turn empty cardboard tubes into a sea of colorful fish. Decorate them however you’d like – there’s tons of room […]
Team up with a friend to make a cool Olympic Torch craft that shows the true spirit of the Olympics. […]
Reinforce math concepts with this clever flower garden number line. Use it for counting, even/odd, addition and subtraction, and more!
Turn paper plates and cardboard tubes into a fun family ring toss game. Older kids can cut out the circles […]
Make an adorable set of finger puppets or create a spring wall hanging featuring a trio of birds. This is […]
Turn an empty cardboard tube into a realistic honey bee. Did you know that 12 of the United States have […]
This chicken is made from pipe cleaners and a recycled cardboard tube. It’s so cute, and perfect for a farm-themed […]
Discover how easy it is to make a colorful butterfly using household recyclables.
Turn an empty cardboard tube into an adorable rain cloud! This fun project is wonderful for spring or to accompany […]
Make the little girl in your life feel just like a princess with this adorable cardboard tube crown. It’s fun […]
Make an adorable puppy using empty cardboard tubes. The detailed, step-by-step photos make it easy!
These cardboard tube bunnies are so cute and fun! Tissue paper gives them their bright colors.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss with this fun Cat in the Hat treat holder made from a recycled cardboard tube. Fill it […]
Make your own NFL referee from a cardboard tube. Include the removable mask, or leave it off for the non-pandemic […]
Make sparkly cuff bracelets to wear on Valentine’s Day gift. They are a fun, affordable and super easy project.
This adorable mouse is such a fun craft for Valentine’s Day! It starts with a cardboard tube and heart stickers.
Use a cardboard tube to make a “tree-mendous” valentine that’s as cute as can be! Fill the trunk with treats […]
Turn an empty cardboard tube into an adorable owl that is perfect for Valentine’s Day! This fun craft is easy […]
Make these charming heart robots with empty cardboard tubes. Kids will love this easy Valentine craft.
Turn a cardboard tube into a polar bear in just a few steps. International Polar Bear Day is February 27th, […]
Create a beautiful napkin ring in just minutes with items from your pantry. It all starts with an empty cardboard tube.
This cardboard tube Santa is a really fun way to give the gift of money. Expect a double-take when the […]
Cardboard tubes make it fun to create beautiful fireworks paintings! It’s fun for patriotic celebrations, New Year’s Eve and more.
These fun Christmas tree decorations are so cute, but what makes them special is that they’re made from handprints! What […]
Keep the kids entertained with Pom Pom Hockey. It is a simple activity, made with items you probably already have […]
Learn how to make an adorable moose that stands on its own. It starts with a cardboard tube and construction […]
Decorate for winter with these simple faux birch logs made with cardboard tubes. It really couldn’t be easier!
Turn empty cardboard tubes into the cutest little gift boxes. With some tissue paper and ribbon, these cardboard tubes are […]
Looking for a fun way to give the gift of money? These cute Candy Coins are so easy to make […]
Just print, color, cut and assemble your own Advent Wreath. Then “light” a candle each week as you prepare for […]
Love Dr. Seuss’ classic story, How The Grinch Stole Christmas? Create your very own Grinch with an empty cardboard tube.
Turn empty cardboard tubes into beautiful star-shaped ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree. These ornaments are super simple to […]
Learn how to make everybody’s favorite game show host, Guy Smiley! This beloved Sesame Street character starts with a cardboard […]
Upcycle toilet paper rolls into this super simple advent calendar for your children! It’s a great way to hide little […]
Turn empty cardboard tubes into Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus, and a merry elf. These easy and inexpensive projects […]
These cute Thanksgiving napkin rings are made to look like the outfits that pilgrims wore. They make a beautiful addition […]
Pull out the cardboard tubes and construction paper to make these adorable spooky eyeball bracelets for Halloween! These easy-to-make Halloween […]