Cardboard Tube Crafts



You just can’t beat cardboard tubes when it comes to cheap craft materials! cardboard tubes


We have done a lot of cardboard tube crafts and activities over the years.

Last year I shared this cardboard tube lion that is just perfect for March!  (And, boy!  March sure has come in like a lion this year!)

cardboard tube lion



Here are a few more of our favorite cardboard tube crafts.   Just click on the picture for complete directions!

flower craft

toilet paper tube craft

preschooler flower craft

Don’t like the idea of crafting with the tubes found inside toilet paper rolls?

No problem!  You can easily cut the tubes from paper towel rolls, foil, plastic wrap, gift wrap, etc. to just the right length!

We challenge you to share what you have done with  cardboard tubes!   Leave a comment below or link up your cardboard tube posts below.


This post is part of Project: Recycle & Create.

project recycle create

Check out some of the other creative cardboard tube crafts from this month’s co-hosts!

P is for Preschooler       Powerful Mothering       Afterschool for Smarty Pants
Still Playing School     Lemon Lime Adventures     Creative World of VaryaMama Miss
There’s Just One Mommy     Little Bins for Little Hands        Peakle Pie
Sugar Aunts      Teach Me Mommy      Danya Banya         ALLterNATIVElearning
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  1. Such fun crafting ideas! The flowers are perfect for our not-yet-Spring days! :)
    Emma @ P is for Preschooler recently posted..On Stage: Just Playing?

    1. I wish spring would get here soon!! :)

  2. Cute ideas!! I really like these. I’ll have to keep them in mind for when my son is a little older.

    Stopping by from SITS!
    Bethany – I was promised more naps recently posted..Happy 2nd Birthday to my little Elmo!

  3. What cute ideas!! I love them. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
    Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share recently posted..Friday Fruit Exploration: Blueberries

  4. More cute ideas. I use them for gifts, like crackers. Just cut to the size you need, place the gift inside, wrap, gather the ends and tie with curly ribbon. They’re great as party favors or holiday little gifts.
    Donna DM Yates recently posted..Review of the book Children of the Shadows by Joleene Naylor

    1. I’ve seen gifts wrapped like that — they are so cute and professional looking!

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