Toilet Roll Tube Craft Houses

By | November 20, 2016

Its toilet roll tube craft of the week! I had a week off last week, because I’m attempting to save enough tubes to make an advent calendar with them before the 1st of December. But we’ve all been a little poorly this weekend and didn’t fancy doing much, so we’ve returned to our old favourite easy crafting.

These are really cute little houses, and there’s a lot you can change and do differently. I’ve got a pack of really cool patterned card from the range (£1.99 and I use it for everything, well worth a look!) but you could draw your own, as well as changing the windows and doors.toilet roll tube house bits

You Will Need:

  • Toilet Roll Tubes
  • Paints
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Card
  • Pens

Firstly, paint your toilet roll tubes, these can either be all one colour or go crazy and do some cool patterns.

painted tubes

While they’re drying, draw some windows on card and cut them out.

windows

Then make the rooftops. I drew around a kid’s bowl on my patterned card, and cut it out. Then fold into 4 to find the centre. Next using the centre point, cut out a wedge. Then fold it round, and put a bit of glue on where the edges overlap.

toilet roll tube house roof tops

Once the tubes are dry, glue on the windows, and cut out a door. Then Put a little glue around the top edge of the tube, press the roof on a hold in place for about 10 seconds until it starts to stick.

Note…The Lego men don’t actually fit through my doors…make bigger doors!

toilet-rolltube-houses

 

My Petit Canard
Two Tiny Hands

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41 thoughts on “Toilet Roll Tube Craft Houses

  1. serenityyou

    These are really great and my kids would love to make and play with these #MarvMondays

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    1. donna Post author

      I was saying the other day we need an extra shelf just for all our loo roll crafts!

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    1. donna Post author

      A ridiculous amount!! I remember when I was a single mother living with a boy in nappies. It lasted forever. Now boys use my toilet!!

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  2. Kat

    Ah what a great idea! I’m sure my daughter would love this and I’m sure we could make it really Christmassy too! #MarvMondays

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    1. donna Post author

      You know I didn’t even think to make them christmasy. I think I’m in Christmas denial!!

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    1. donna Post author

      You’ll never throw them away again. I’ve always got some ready!

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  3. stressymama

    Awww I love all your toilet roll tube crafts. These are fantastic. I’m not sure Molly would sit for long enough to make them but I might make some just for me and play with them with her little Lego people when she’s gone to bed. Haha.
    #MarvMondays

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    1. donna Post author

      The Boy is 5 and he still gets bored after the painting! Sometimes I worry we’ll run out of ideas of what to do with our 100 tubes

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      1. stressymama

        I’m sure I have more fun with the crafting than Molly does ha. She’s getting a dolls house for Xmas so if you can come up with toilet roll tube dolls house furniture ideas that would be fab… save me a bit if money ha x

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        1. donna Post author

          I can’t wait for mine to be old enough for a dolls house! Although I remember when I had one…it had like wallpaper inside. I peeled it all off to post through the letter box! I also cut all my dolls hair off. And some of their legs.

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          1. stressymama

            Well she is a little young yet but her cousin has one and she loves it so why not. I will be playing with that too when she’s in bed ha x

  4. Devon Mama

    What a simple idea! Can’t wait for my little one to be old enough to do crafts like these (right now it would just be me!) #marvmondays

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    1. donna Post author

      To an extent I think it’s always just you! Well it certainly is in our house!

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        1. donna Post author

          How old? My girls just turn 1 and I’m dying to paint! The boys never really been that bothered

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          1. Devon Mama

            6 months!! It was very DEFINITELY for me, he loved having paint on his hands but it went everywhere. Not something I’m going to repeat in a hurry (apart from for Christmas cards. Obviously 😂)

          2. donna Post author

            That’s it, I’m having a go!! I was planning on some handprint cards. It’s definitely time to start experimenting

          3. Devon Mama

            I stripped both of us down first and did it on the bathroom floor! As your girls are older you might have more success, we ended up with him being paint stained for a couple of days but it was worth the hilarity!

          4. donna Post author

            I doubt it the amount of mess she makes with food! The bathroom is a great idea

    1. donna Post author

      I really want to make a castle so I’m now saving kitchen roll too!!

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    1. donna Post author

      If I can do it, anyone can! I’m the least artistic person ever!

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  5. stressymama

    Popping back for #FamilyFun I was about to throw put some toilet roll tubes and kitchen roll tubes in the recycling bin today but stopped myself. I will keep them from now on so I can make.some of your fab craft projects with them ☺

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    1. donna Post author

      …I actually brought some home from my in laws tonight. I think it might be getting a bit weird

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        1. donna Post author

          I’m going to be ‘the toilet roll tube blogger’ which, I suppose, is a niche!

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  6. tammymum

    What a fab idea and all the items are easy – in that you have them or they’re not hard to get. Very inspired use of toilet roll tubes! Thanks for sharing at #familyfun xx

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