Craft ideas

Handicrafts with paper and toilet rolls – 10 simple handicraft instructions

Craft ideas with paper and toilet rolls for children and adults

Whether cardboard, scrapbooking paper, origami paper or toilet paper rolls – you can do a lot with this material. Paper can be folded, creased, cut, glued on and much more! We show creative handicraft ideas for different occasions and for all ages. Handicrafts with paper are popular all year round! Colorful sheets of paper, scissors and glue – that’s all you usually need for these handicraft projects.

Handicrafts with paper: 1. Fold the butterfly

Materials for crafting with paper butterfly

Required materials:

Square sheet of paper

scissors

Thin decorative ribbon

  1. Cut the square piece of paper into two rectangles.
  2. Fold the first rectangle horizontally in half.
  3. Then open it and fold the corners inwards.
  4. Now the paper is folded perpendicular to the center fold in very narrow strips like an accordion. Then bend in the middle.
  5. Fold the second sheet of paper in an accordion style as well.
  6. Place both sheets of paper on top of each other and tie a thin decorative ribbon in the middle.
  7. Fold the upper wings apart slightly with your thumb.

Make a butterfly out of paper, fold an accordion

2. Water lily made from crepe paper

Make water lily water lily out of crepe paper

Required materials:

Crepe paper in pink

Crepe paper in white, 2 cm x 8 cm

Paper circle (3 cm in diameter)

scissors

Craft glue

paint brush

  1. Cut out petals from pink crepe paper.
  2. Gently disassemble the crepe paper with your fingers.
  3. Glue the petals around the paper circle in 3 layers.
  4. Cut the white paper strip into fringes, roll it up and fix it with a dab of glue.
  5. Glue the resulting stamens in the middle of the water lily.

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3. Round hand fan

round hand fans make materials and tools

Required materials:

Scrapbooking paper, 3 sheets, patterned

Hot glue gun

scissors

Deco tape

Hole punch

  1. Fold each sheet into an accordion and then crease in the middle.
  2. Smear the ends with glue and glue the three pieces of paper together.
  3. Make holes along the edge with the hole punch.
  4. Finally glue on the wooden sticks and tie a bow.

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4. Monster bookmarks

Monster bookmarks made of paper folding materials

Required materials:

Square sheet of paper, colored

White paper

scissors

glue stick

Googly eyes

Hot glue gun

  1. Fold the square diagonally into a triangle.
  2. Fold the corners up. This results in a square again.
  3. Open. Fold the tip of the triangle down.
  4. Fold the right and left corners up again and tuck them under the middle folded corner.
  5. Now cut out teeth and glue eyes on. The monster bookmark is ready!

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5. Origami butterfly

Origami folding instructions for a butterfly

All you need is a square piece of paper.

  1. Fold the two diagonals of the sheet.
  2. Turn the sheet of paper over and fold the top and bottom sides in the middle. All folds should cross in the center of the square.
  3. Unfold the sheet. Now fold the paper into a triangle. To do this, lift the paper and form a point from the center.
  4. Now fold the two upper corners along the center line and towards the tip.
  5. Fold the tip of the triangle up and insert it into the open edge. This folding gives the wings a slight swing.
  6. The origami butterfly is ready!

Paper butterfly folding instructions origami

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6.Origami pyramid (modular origami)

folding modular origami pyramid

You can also use this origami pyramid as a gift box for something small like jewelry.

You need: 3 square sheets of paper, colored

  1. Fold the square into a triangle.
  2. Now bend the right corner over the left. Then open the fold.
  3. Fold the left and right outer edges to the center line. This results in a small square.
  4. Now fold two more elements.
  5. Fold the squares into triangles and insert them into each other.

modular origami folding instructions pyramid

7. Make a bee out of a toilet roll

Tinker bee out of toilet roll and paper

Required materials:

Toilet roll

Yellow cardboard

Googly eyes

Black marker

Black electrical tape

Craft wire

Paper in white

scissors

glue stick

Hot glue gun

pencil

  1. First adjust the construction paper to the size of the toilet roll.
  2. Then coat the toilet roll with glue and roll it into the paper.
  3. Create the stripes of the bee with the black insulating tape.
  4. Cut a circle out of yellow construction paper. That would be the face of the bee.
  5. Glue 2 googly eyes on it and draw a mouth.
  6. Cut two antennas from the craft wire and then wrap them with insulating tape.
  7. Attach the antennas to the back of the face.
  8. Glue the head to the body.
  9. Cut 2 wings out of white paper and glue them to the side of the toilet roll.

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8. Make an owl out of a toilet roll

Materials for making an owl from paper and toilet roll

Required materials:

Toilet roll

Construction paper in orange and yellow

Paper in white

Scrapbooking paper

scissors

glue stick

pencil

Hot glue gun

Circle

2 rhinestones

  1. First adjust the orange colored construction paper to the size of the toilet roll.
  2. Then coat the toilet roll with glue and roll it into the paper.
  3. At the top, first bend the roll a little on one side, then also bend the opposite side inwards so that the end is closed.
  4. Draw a heart for the feet and a triangle for the beak on the yellow construction paper. Then cut out the shapes.
  5. Cut two ovals for wings from the orange paper.
  6. Turn the scrapbooking paper over and draw many small circles with the compass on the back. Then cut out the circles.
  7. Now put the elements together. Glue the feet down in the middle. Then the circles will be glued overlapping each other.
  8. Attach the wings to the side of the toilet roll
  9. Then follows the beak and then two large eyes.

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9. Desk organizer

Make your own desk organizer out of paper and toilet rolls

Required materials:

2 toilet rolls and 1 kitchen roll

Construction paper in pink

Scrapbooking paper

Glue

Hot glue gun

scissors

pencil

Pearls

  1. First, adjust the pink construction paper to the size of the toilet roll.
  2. Then coat the toilet rolls with glue and roll them into the paper.
  3. Wrap the large kitchen roll in scrapbooking paper and fix the end with glue.
  4. Glue the three paper rolls together.
  5. Place on a piece of pink construction paper and mark the outlines on the floor with a pencil.
  6. Cut out the bottom and glue it to the toilet rolls.
  7. Fold a small box out of a sheet of scrapbooking paper and glue it next to the paper rolls.
  8. If desired, decorate the finished desk organizer with a few pearls.

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10. Origami drawers

Materials for making origami drawers

Required materials:

2 square sheets of paper, 20 x 20 cm

2 square sheets of paper, 19 x 19 cm

Hot glue gun

glue stick

Pearls

ruler

pencil

  1. Place the larger square piece of paper in front of you. Fold horizontally and vertically in the middle.
  2. Then fold all corners to the middle.
  3. Divide the square into three equal parts. Fold along the lines.
  4. Fold the top left corner towards the center. This creates a box.
  5. Now repeat the same thing with the small piece of paper.
  6. The finished origami drawers are glued on top of each other.

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