Turn trash to treasure: Here are 6 easy crafts to make with household supplies

Family craft time! Who would have thought that toilet paper or egg cartons would become all the rage in 2020? Don’t ditch that tube the next time you use up a roll – you can make a few little friends with it.

Here are 3 crafts to do with a toilet paper roll: 

Toilet Paper Roll  Baby Yoda


This is the way…to make a Baby Yoda figure out of an old toilet paper tube! It’s a fun family craft you can make with your little Star Wars fans.

What you’ll need: 

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Markers

Toilet Paper Roll Octopus


Create a friendly undersea friend from a toilet paper roll tube. It’s a little cardboard octopus!

What you’ll need: 

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Round label sticker

Toilet Paper Roll Windsock


Transform a toilet paper tube into a high-flying Japanese-style carp windsock, also called a koinobori. They are traditionally flown every Children’s Day, June the 14th.

What you’ll need: 

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • String or twine

Egg cartons are a unique shape that lends itself to making all sorts of things. Don’t throw out that carton the next time you eat all your eggs – you can make a pair of Goofy Eye Goggles and turn yourself into a cartoon character on a stick, or make yoru very own friendly caterpillar.

Here are 2 crafts to do with an egg carton: 

“Big Eye Goggles”


Make a funny pair of Big Eye Goggles that will turn you into an instant cartoon character.

What you’ll need: 

  • Egg Carton
  • Scissors
  • Small knife
  • Paint
  • A chopstick

Caterpillar


Don’t throw out that carton the next time you eat all your eggs – you can create your own friendly caterpillar! Whether he is very hungry, or just wants you to come to his house and meet his wife, you decide!

What you’ll need: 

  • Egg Carton
  • Scissors
  • Sharp Pencil
  • Paint
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Googley Eyes (or anything you have that looks like eyes)
  • Thick string or twine

Here’s an easy project using tissue paper

Tissue Paper Stained Glass 


Here’s an easy project that will add bright color to any day, regardless of weather. This paper tulip cut-out only needs bright tissue paper to get the look of stained glass. Make one or two for spots of Spring, or create a virtual garden to really liven up the room.

What you’ll need:

  • Black construction paper
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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