10 easy and fun ideas for children aged 3+

Crafting is fun in every season! If you are looking for a creative activity for your little ones, you can use simple household materials such as cardboard tubes and conjure up beautiful creations with them. We have collected some great summer craft ideas that will definitely be a hit with children between 3 and 10 years old. Check out our ideas for toilet paper roll crafts this summer!

Summer crafts for children: cute sea animals

Summer is time for the sea and the beach. For this reason, the sea animals are always a good idea for crafts in the warm season. But what water creatures can children make from toilet rolls? Below are a few crafting ideas and tips.

Fish make things out of toilet paper rolls

Cut toilet paper rolls Fishing instructions

To make some colorful fish crafts, first cut the cardboard tubes into the right shape. First, flatten the roll and cut out a round shape from one end. Then cut out two triangles at the other end that form the tail. The paper rolls are then painted in the desired colors and decorated with sequins or small circles of tissue paper so that they form fish scales. Glue two googly eyes on each side and two cardboard fins on the back and belly. The fish are then ready for fun summer games or for a small exhibition.

Making a crab out of a toilet paper roll

Make a crab from a cardboard tube Idea for children aged 3 and up

Making with toilet paper rolls requires no special skills or step-by-step instructions. A good idea and a few commercially available materials such as colored paper, pens and scissors are all you need.

The crab is one of the most interesting sea animals for children and is a great craft idea for the summer. Cover the toilet roll with red paper and make the other parts from the same paper. Let the child complete the crab by gluing all the pieces into place.

Cute octopus as a craft idea for toddlers

Make squid out of toilet paper rolls in the summer


All children love the cute octopus! He is currently very popular as a plush toy, but you can also make a cute toy out of a toilet paper roll. To do this, simply paint the scroll and cut the bottom half into eight pieces to create the arms. Finally, paint or glue the dots and paint a cute face.

Make a frog out of a toilet roll

Seed craft idea for kids as a game

Whether you want your little ones to have fun with paper crafts or explore their creative side, this toilet paper roll seed craft is for them!

The best summer days are when our children enjoy themselves outdoors. And there’s nothing better for fun outdoor adventures than a cute little frog to accompany you!

This craft project is really easy. You can either wrap the paper roll with green construction paper or paint it green. Then use a staple gun to staple one end of the toilet paper roll to form the seed body. Cut a long piece of string and attach it to the toilet roll. Cut a strip of red paper and glue it to the inside of the roll. Add the frog’s eyes, arms and legs and attach the bow tie.

Turn the toilet paper roll into a mermaid

Mermaid with children crafts in the summer


The mythical mermaids are also among the most popular underwater inhabitants. Every little girl wants to be a mermaid and swim with a mermaid tail. This craft idea won’t turn your princess into a mermaid, but will make a lovely toy for summer playtime. Make all the pieces out of colored construction paper and turn the cardboard tube into a beautiful mermaid.

Bees mess with toilet paper rolls

Bees make toilet paper roll crafts as a fun summer activity for kids

In summer, bees and other insects are perfect for fun craft projects. You can turn collected toilet paper rolls into these cute buzzing bees equipped with bubble wrap wings. This is a quick and easy summer craft idea for kids. All you need is paint, construction cards and bubble wrap – all things you may already have at home.

Cute cactus craft with cardboard tubes

Make cacti yourself from toilet rolls, big or small

Cacti and succulents are a beautiful and easy-care decoration for the apartment, and these crafts from toilet rolls are sure to brighten up the children’s room.

First, make the large cactus by cutting a cardboard tube and rounding off the top. A kitchen paper roll is more suitable here. On the remaining piece trace and cut out 2 arms. Paint all the pieces green and glue the arms in the right places. Make small X marks all over the cactus with white paint and a thin brush and glue on wiggly eyes.

For the small cacti, cut the top part of a toilet roll so that the front is rounded and there is a small strip at the bottom. This will help the cactus stand upright. Then paint the roll green and paint dots or lines with white paint. Glue a small pom pom on top and add eyes if desired. Finally, paint cups from the egg carton with light brown paint so they look like pots, and place the small cacti in the egg cups.

Make summer fruits from toilet paper rolls

Fruit crafts with toilet paper rolls in the summer

If you’re just looking for a fun activity for a rainy summer afternoon, you can use acrylic paint to transform toilet paper rolls into seasonal fruits. Use different painting techniques and have a lot of fun with it.

Make a pineapple and watermelon out of a cardboard tube

Make lemonade glasses in the summer

Summer craft idea for kids lemonade glass from toilet roll

You can also make these lemonades with the kids using toilet paper rolls for role play fun. All you have to do is paint the rolls and put a straw and a cocktail umbrella in them. Quick, easy and fun!

Make colorful popsicles with toilet paper rolls: video instructions

Do your kids like to eat popsicles in the summer? Then use a warm day to make the cold delicacy from toilet paper rolls. It’s really easy and the finished craft is perfect for a sales role play. Watch the video above for instructions.

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