Curly Crafty Mom: Spring Toilet Paper Roll Crafts #CareToRecycle

Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring Toilet Paper Roll Crafts #CareToRecycle

It was cool for a little while here in St. Louis, but we are back to temperatures in the 70's again! Yay! I don't know about you, but I am ready for some Spring projects. 

Today I wanted to share with you 5 Spring Toilet Paper Roll Crafts! I'm not sure if you've heard about Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies Care To Recycle® program, but it is all about Recycling in the Bathroom and what you can recycle and where you can recycle it at. You'll also see some fun creative recycling projects and crafts you can do around the home on their site if you need some more ideas besides the toilet paper roll recycling projects I share here today.

I will now share with you 5 Spring Toilet Paper Roll Crafts:

1. Toilet Paper Herb Garden
You can make a herb garden by using toilet paper rolls wrapped in brown paper and tied with a ribbon. These are attractive and fun to set in the window as you watch them grow in the early Spring.

Most of these items you will probably find around your house. You'll need to cut 1/3 off of each toilet paper roll (otherwise they are too tall and you'll waste dirt). You'll also need potting soil, seeds, brown paper and ribbon/string.

Wrap some brown paper around each tube and tie with a ribbon to secure. Then, place your potting soil into each tube along with some seeds.

Don't forget to label the back of each tube, otherwise you may not know what is growing in it!

2. Toilet Paper Windsock
Paint a toilet paper roll and let it dry. Then staple or glue ribbon, crepe paper or string to the bottom of the roll to complete your windsock.

3. Toilet Paper Bird Seed Feeder
This is a simple craft that involves peanut butter and seeds! The birds will enjoy snacking on this craft as much as you will making it!

You'll need a toilet paper roll, peanut butter, bird seed and ribbon.

Spread the peanut butter onto the toilet paper roll. Pour some bird seed into a dish or plate and roll your peanut butter covered toilet paper roll in it to coat it. Tie a ribbon around the middle and hang on the branch of a tree. The birds will thank you!

4. Toilet Paper Fairy Garden House
Take a marker and draw a door and windows on your toilet paper roll. Take a cupcake wrapper and glue onto the top of the roll for a 'roof'.

5. Toilet Paper Roll Firestarter (for Camp)
You may have a camping trip planned this Spring, especially if one of your kids is in scouts. An easy way to start a fire is with one of these fire starters!

Collect the lint from your dryer vent for a few weeks and stuff it inside a toilet paper roll. Label 'Fire Starter' and keep several in a bag for your next camping trip.

The Care To Recycle® program is a gentle reminder to recycle your personal care items in the bathroom. Parents can show kids that recycling is not just another chore, but a way to prevent valuable materials fro entering landfills unnecessarily. Together, we can help create a healthy planet for our kids today, and for future generations.

  • A 2016 consumer survey on in-home recycling habits, conducted in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., shows that 60% of parents would be more likely to discuss recycling with their children if it was an activity they could do together and they had more creative, engaging ways to explain the impact of recycling.
  • The study also revealed that:
    • One-third of regular recyclers (34%) admit that it never even occurred to them to recycle in the bathroom!

Everything from shampoo and mouthwash bottles to soap and bandage boxes can be recycled. To better understand which bathroom products can and cannot be recycled, visit

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.