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Simple Toilet Roll Crafts: Colour Popping Bracelets

It’s always the same…. the simple things work best!!! Judging from the reaction to this craft already on Instagram I think this will be a popular craft for girls this summer.

I can never get enough of simple toilet roll crafts, such a versatile every day material – no need to get the wallet out for the craft shops, all you need to make these colourful toilet roll bracelets is within your four walls.

toilet roll bracelets

Materials to gather

Toilet roll/ kitchen roll cores, wool and sellotape. If you don’t have a craft needle for the weaving part just wrap a little sellotape around the end of the wool to make it easy to weave in and out between the wool strands.

They are so simple to make a tutorial isn’t even necessary but here are a few of the basic steps should you need them.

To start just cut a toilet roll core into three equal slices and depending on the width of your child’s wrist you can start yarn wrapping straight away or cut through the slice before you yarn wrap to give you an expandable bracelet.

toilet roll bracelets

I used a little sellotape/clear sticky tape to secure the end of the wool to the inside of the tube before starting, and used a drop of glue at the other end when the wrapping was finished. (glue on the inside of course)

toilet roll bracelets

The kids can wear the cuff bracelets as they are, lovely solid blocks of colour, or weave in contrasting wool. Why not have a mix of woven and solid up along your arm, on each arm!!.

toilet roll bracelets

Weave any pattern you like, a running stitch like above, a striking X pattern like in the top photograph – let the kids decide and create.

Time to get your kids crafty pants on!
Enjoy
Michelle
xx

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More toilet roll crafts from MollyMoo

Toilet Roll Minions from Despicable Me
Toilet Roll Aeroplane
Toilet Roll Octopus
Paper Tube Penguin
Toilet Roll Telescope & Constellation Learning Activity
Toilet Roll Spiders
Toilet Roll Sails for cardboard boat
Toilet Roll Shamrock Plants
Toilet Roll Christmas Tree Decorations

 

 

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9 Responses to “Simple Toilet Roll Crafts: Colour Popping Bracelets”

  1. Jeanine says:

    A great place to start with my impatient youngster! I’m going to have to start saving my paper rolls again, I justtt threw them out

  2. Michelle says:

    awwww thanks Jessica!!! I am humbled xxox

  3. stephanie says:

    So clever! Thanks for sharing at After School!

  4. Jolene Stuchfield says:

    My daughter has recently discovered finger knitting and I know she will love this – this looks amazing! So glad I have seen this :)

  5. Hi Michelle! Just writing to let you know that we featured this craft in a newsletter last week, and it was the top clicked project! Thanks again for sharing it with us!

  6. Michelle says:

    WOW that’s super news – thank you SO much for letting me know Emily xx

  7. donna says:

    Would you have an estimate of yardage yarn used? brain isn’t working yet and neither is my calculator :) Thank you

  8. Michelle says:

    Hi Donna – I don’t have yardage info sorry but what I can tell you is that the diameter of the TP Tube is such that only a little yarn is required for each bracelet.
    Michelle

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