Repurposed Kid’s Craft: Toilet Paper Roll Mini Crowns

I’m happy to say this is my very first craft tutorial, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Our Jiu Jitsu school was an exhibitor at KidsFest San Diego this past weekend, and each vendor had a special craft for all the kids who attended. I scouted Pinterest for a couple days looking for a crown craft, and stumbled upon these cute mini crowns made out of toilet paper rolls. I was pretty excited to do this craft for a couple reasons: 1) we would save a ton of money – I originally was going to purchase some blank crowns to color. Since we needed to prepare 500-1,000 crafts, this would have costed us over $150. Yikes! 2) I love repurposed projects. In high school, I took 3 semesters of Design/Mixed Media (Mr. Birch at Mt. Carmel, anyone?), and since then I have always liked creating art out of random, unconventional items.

I would say the hardest part of doing this craft was the collection of toilet paper rolls. I started blasting out on social media and to our gym family that we were in need of rolls about 3 weeks ago, and we were able to collect over 200 toilet paper rolls and a few dozen paper towel rolls. The paper towel rolls are great by the way, since you can cut about 4-5 from each one. If you are looking to do this for a classroom project or birthday party, definitely start collecting early! The mini crowns were definitely a hit with the kids and parents, and I look forward to doing this craft for future events. Check out the tutorial below, and leave me a comment on some other repurposed crafts I should try out!

Materials Needed:
1) Toilet Paper Rolls
2) Scissors
3) 1/8″ hole punch
4) Elastic
5) Sticky Jewels (we bought ours on Oriental Trading)

Step 1: Cut toilet paper roll in half.
Step 2: Cut “crown points” on one end of toilet paper roll.
Step 3: Punch 2 holes (opposite of each other) at bottom of crown.
Step 4: Thread elastic through holes and tie a double knot.
Step 5: Decorate with jewels.
Step 6: Place on head. You can now be king or queen for the day!

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Raquel Cusi is a wife, mother of 4, and owns The Stronghold CrossFit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with her husband, Mike, and brother Ray. She loves to blog about Marriage, Parenting, Health, Fitness, Christian living and her love for Disney. She's also an aspiring crunchy mom who loves organic and natural products, breastfeeding and babywearing.