I love crafting with recycled materials; I get to save something from the landfill, save some money, and end up with something pretty cool! I especially love using toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls because there are so many things you can do with them! I made toilet paper roll bats for Halloween, and toilet paper roll pillow boxes for Valentine’s Day, and now that winter is here, I figured it was time to make another toilet paper roll craft. So I turned these toilet paper rolls into super cute toilet paper roll snowmen!
They are so quick and easy to make, and they’re adorable! They’re a fun craft for the kids to help with, and they make great Christmas ornaments or decor for your mantel! You can even close off the bottom with a scrap of paper and use them as small treat bags for a holiday party!
DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen
Here’s what you need to make these cute little snowmen:
- clean toilet paper rolls (you can also use a paper towel tube or a gift wrap tube, cut down to size)
- pipe cleaners
- small googly eyes
- small pom poms
- black and orange Sharpies
Start by gluing on two googly eyes, about a quarter of the way down a toilet paper tube.
Cut a length of ribbon (about 8 inches long) and tie it around the tube below the eyes to make a scarf.
Using the Sharpies, draw a carrot nose, a coal mouth, and buttons on the tube.
Cut a 3 inch piece of pipe cleaner and glue pom poms onto either end of the pipe cleaner to make the earmuffs.
Once the glue is dry, bend the pipe cleaner and place the earmuffs around the top of the TP tube. Glue the two pom poms onto either side of the TP tube to hold the earmuffs in place.
And you’re done! Now you have cute recycled toilet paper roll snowmen!
These little guys only take a few minutes to make, so go ahead and make a bunch! You can stand them up on your mantel, or hang them on your Christmas tree!
Or cut a small circle of paper, slightly larger than the bottom of the tube, and glue it on to cover the bottom of the snowman. Then you can drop a few treats in the top and use the little snowmen as gift bags for a holiday party!
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If you liked this project, check out these other simple recycled crafts!