What do you do with your empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls? Do you toss them in the garbage? These toilet paper tubes are perfect for so many fun crafts and creations. This past week my son and I pulled out the hot glue gun and created a toilet paper roll fort! They were the perfect building blocks for an amazing fort!
Toilet Paper Roll Tubes for Kids
My kids have always had a great imagination. They have gone through so many stages with their toys. Recently, my son wanted a new fort for his army figures. So instead of running out to the store, we just raided the recycle bin. With a little bit of extra paint from the garage, the hot glue gun, some paper towel tubes, toilet paper rolls and our imagination, we easily built this cardboard tube fort!
- Hot glue gun
- Cardboard tubes
- A piece of cardboard for the base
- Spray Paint
- Lay out the floorplan for your fort
- Glue on the first layer
- Start building up
- Remember to leave some spaces for any windows or doors.
- Paint your fort
- Add your action figures and start the battle.
Want to take this fort idea up a notch? A big notch? A few years ago, my parents picked up a bunch of carpet tubes and made a life-size log cabin for the kids!