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Toilet Paper Roll Car

Save your paper rolls to make this fun toilet paper roll car craft! Kids will love making these race cars and can pretend to drive the cars when they are done.

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Toilet Paper Roll Car Craft

Save your toilet paper rolls to turn into your own race car! Kids can color and decorate their race cars however they’d like.

To make things easier, grab our templates from my book – Cut & Color Crafts for Kids.

How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Car

My book – Cut & Color Crafts for Kids: 35 Super Cool Activities That Bring Recycled Materials to Life is bursting with easy crafts and activities like this one. You get all of the templates in the back of the book. You just need to cut, color and create with everyday objects that you have at home!

Cut & Color Crafts for Kids Book
Toilet Paper Roll Race Cars

Watch the Video Tutorial!

Paper roll car craft

Supplies Needed to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Car

  • Scissors
  • Coloring supplies, such as markers, paints, colored pencils or crayons
  • Optionalthin cardboard (from a cereal box or snack box)
  • Glue
  • 1 paper roll
Paper Roll Race Car

Steps to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Car

1. Cut out the templates.

You can make your own or use the templates from my book – Cut & Color Crafts for Kids.

Paper Roll Race Car Templates

2. Color the templates.

Color the race car cut-outs. This sample project was colored with markers.

If you do not have the book, kids can also draw their own designs to add to the car.

Colored Race Car Templates

3. Cut out a race car seat in the top of the paper roll.

Draw out a shape in the top of the paper roll for the race car seat. Make this approximately 2 inches (5 cm) long. Cut out the shape.

Cut out Paper Roll Hole

4. Add colored cardstock on top.

Wrap the colored cardstock around the paper roll to measure it for size. Cut out the cardstock. Then, use the cut-out paper roll piece as a template to trace with a pencil on the cardstock and cut out the same race car seat shape from the colored cardstock.

Glue the cardstock around the paper roll.

You can also paint the paper roll.

Wrap Paper Roll with Cardstock

5. Glue on the race car templates.

Glue the longer cut-out detail to the sides of the car and the small cut-out detail to the top of the car.

Glue on Race Car Design

6. Glue on the wheels.

Glue the wheels to the thin cardboard. Cut out the wheels, and then glue them to the sides of the paper roll.

Glue Wheel to Cardboard
Glue on Tires

This paper roll car is really fun to make! Kids can play with their race cars after they are done and see what toys fit inside of them.

For more recycled craft ideas for kids – see both of my recycled craft for kids books!

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