Fun Crafts With Toilet Paper Rolls

Quick Toilet Paper Crafts

Crafts are enjoyable to me, but I don’t have a lot of time to work on them. When I do decide to be crafty it needs to be easy and not take a lot of fancy craft things that I just don’t have and don’t want to buy because they will sit around and collect dust until the next year I decide to do a craft. Here are some simple crafts that you can make in minutes with basic craft supplies and not a lot of expense. The main items in each are toilet paper tubes and a family can collect a bunch of those in no time!

Wall art with flowers:

10 projects from striking to silly that can be used for many occasions.  They include: mini pill boxes, wreaths, wall art, advent calendar, fun creatures, ornaments, mini photo album, organizers, and napkin rings. [You don’t really need to have the volume on for this video; it’s only music playing. The words are all in captions.]

Do you like science things? Make a spectroscope from a toilet paper tube and a cd:

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Perhaps you like to garden – you can use toilet paper tubes and newspaper to make seed starters and get a head start on your tomatoes:

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Some butterflies to make with the kids for Valentine’s Day, Easter, spring, or summer…you get the idea:

So what do you think? Would you – or have you already – made any of these?

Reflect on the Positive

My husband often tells me that I think too much, but Mothers tend to reflect on a lot of things. We “reflect” on what that other mother really meant. We “reflect” on the question of what we should make our children for supper, or what we should give them for their birthday, or what we should let them do by themselves. We reflect on all that we should have gotten done that day; or why the neighbor didn’t wave.

think, do, be positive

Next time you have a couple minutes alone take some time to reflect on good things. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

Reflect on what you did get done – even the very basics! Today my children had clean clothes to wear and I fed them 3 meals. I was able to get a shower and get dressed. I was able to {insert household chore here} today.

Reflect on your good abilities. I am capable of being a loving mother, daughter, wife, etc. I love those around me and show that love in consistent ways. I know how to {insert what you do best here}.

Reflect on a favorite place. It could be something not near you – I love the beach sounds, smells, and sights. Or it could be something close by – I love the warm water and bubbles in this tub.

Reflect on something happy that happened that day. That bird outside my window was so pretty. When my child opened that present their eyes got wide and their face lit up. The blue of the sky was beautiful today.

Reflect on how you have helped others. It was good to give my friend a ride to pick up her car from the garage. My husband trusts me to take care of the children and house while he works. The neighbors appreciate that I kept my yard and house cleaned up today.

Now it’s your turn. What can you reflect on that is positive? Don’t let the negative thoughts intrude. Drown them in optimism while you reflect on the wonderful, capable woman that you are.