Butterfly hand puppet

cottonelle roll cover

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

My husband thinks I am absolutely crazy because I empty toilet paper rolls. There is a nice collection of them to use on rainy days or just any day when the girls need something to busy themselves. Toilet paper roll crafts are easy to throw together… plus I like the idea or repurposing or reusing anything and everything I can. Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to host a Cottonelle Roll Cover Party I was excited to have a real bona-fide reason for my empty toilet paper roll collection! We invited a small group of friends over and helped our girls a make some fun butterfly finger puppets together.

toilet paper roll crafts

Butterfly Finger Puppets


  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, Stickers, Glitters, etc {optional}
  • Googly Eyes {optional}


  1. Pick out at least 2 different colors of construction paper: 1 for the body and 1 for the wings
  2. Measure and cut the piece for the body. Cut and then cover with glue for adhering to the toilet paper roll. toilet paper roll craft
    toilet paper roll craft
  3. Next, take the construction paper for the wings fold it in hand. lining the palm up with the fold of the paper, trace the hand. toilet paper roll craft
  4. After tracing around one hand, carefully cut around the hand outline leaving the fold in tact. toilet paper roll craft
  5. Decorate the wings with crayons, stickers, glitter… whatever you may have handy to use.toilet paper roll craft
  6. After decorating, add googly eyes to the body, if desired, and glue to the body with thumbs up to act as antennae. You know have a completed Butterfly Hand Puppet!Butterfly hand puppet

There is an endless supply of ideas for using empty toilet paper rolls in crafts as well as more great Earth Day crafts. Plus, the Cottonelle Toilet Roll Covers were great for holding our craft supplies for the party! In addition, with the snug fit lid, the roll covers could be used for much more than beautifying your toilet paper supply in the bathroom. Do you have any ideas for how to use the toilet roll covers? How about other toilet paper roll crafts? I would love to hear them!

*Disclosure: I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting, on behalf of Cottonelle, and received product samples and a promotional item to facilitate my party. All opinions are 100% my own.