Butterfly Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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This butterfly toilet paper roll craft is a super cute craft for kids of all ages and a great way to keep them entertained on a rainy day!

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Toilet Paper Roll Butterflies

I’m always looking for new ways to keep my kids entertained on rainy days and there’s nothing better than a fun craft. One of my favorites is toilet paper roll crafts! Not only are they inexpensive, but you’re usually making them with materials that you already have on hand.

Scott Toilet Paper

Take toilet paper rolls for example. In a household with three girls, we definitely go through our fair share of toilet paper. I like to stock up on the 20 pack of Scott toilet paper from Walmart. Scott 1000 toilet paper is long-lasting so I won’t have to buy more for a while.

Putting Scott toilet tissue on the roll

I buy Scott toilet paper because it’s the #1 value brand that’s been trusted for generations. Can you believe it’s been around since 1913? Maybe that’s because it’s septic safe and clog free or maybe it’s just because it gets the job done. Either way, if families have been trusting it for that long, I know I can trust it too.

Of course, the fact that the empty rolls are great for crafting is a bonus. With 20 rolls, we can make plenty of toilet paper roll crafts!

Scott toilet tissue with butterfly toilet paper roll crafts

Scott Paper Towels

When I’m at Walmart stocking up on toilet tissue, I also make sure to grab the six pack of Scott Paper Towels. With two kids, we have our fair share of spills and I like that the rapid ridges lock liquid in quickly. Plus, Scott Paper Towels have more sheets per dollar than Bounty® regular roll select-a-size®, giving me more value for my money.

Placing roll of Scott Towels on paper towel holder

As a busy mom, it definitely doesn’t hurt that Walmart makes it so easy to shop! I typically shop in-store but I love having the option to choose pickup or delivery or have items shipped right to my home.

Having all these choices makes life so convenient, not to mention the time and money I can save. I also appreciate the fact that with Walmart, there are no hidden fees when you order online.

And guess what? You can use the paper towel rolls for crafts too! They come in really handy when you’re painting and need to clean up a mess, whether it’s in your craft area or on yourself! I like to think I’m good at crafting but I’m not necessarily good at doing it neatly!

Using a paper towel to clean hands

Want to make these butterflies but don’t have an extra toilet paper roll? Just cut a paper towel roll in half instead.

Scott Toilet Tissue and Paper Towels

Butterfly Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Ready to get a little crafty? Pick up your Scott toilet tissue and paper towels from Walmart and you’re good to go. (Note: You can find almost all of these craft supplies at Walmart too.)

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Butterfly Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
The kids will love getting crafty with these adorable butterfly toilet paper roll crafts!



  • Start by painting your toilet paper roll, then set aside to dry.
    Painting toilet paper roll with acrylic paint
  • Templates for butterfly toilet paper roll craft
  • Cut the butterflies out and trace on craft foam. The bigger one will be the "outline" color while the smaller one will be the main color.
  • Glue the smaller butterfly to the top of the larger one. I used a glue gun because it dries faster but for younger children, you’ll want to go with white craft glue.
  • Once the paint on your toilet paper roll has dried, glue it to the middle of your butterfly.
    Gluing the pieces for a butterfly toilet paper roll craft
  • Add wiggly eyes and use a thin marker to draw a smile (because butterflies are happy, right?)
    Butterfly with wiggly eyes
  • Cut your chenille (a.k.a. pipe cleaner) into two 3" pieces. Twirl the top part of each piece around a pencil to give it that curl at the top of the antennae.
  • Now use whatever craft supplies you like to decorate your butterfly (I made more than one to show some fun options). You can use sequins, gemstones, glitter and even scraps of leftover craft foam. I used a hole puncher and made foam circles for my second butterfly. Get as creative as you want.
    Toilet Paper Roll Craft Butterflies with craft materials
  • You can switch up the material you use for the wings too. My daughter saw my glitter foam and suggested I use it to make another butterfly. These butterflies are so much fun to make, I couldn’t help myself. This time I wrapped a thin glitter paper around the "body" instead of pulling the paints back out.
    Toilet paper roll butterfly made with glitter foam
  • How cute are these? I still have 17 rolls of Scott toilet paper left…what should I make next?
    Butterfly toilet paper roll crafts with flowers

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My daughter had so much fun running around the yard making her butterflies “fly”!

Girl playing with toilet paper roll butterfly in yard

I can’t wait to have another crafting day! Keira has already said she wants to make a cat and I think I want to make a unicorn next. What kind of toilet paper roll craft would you make?

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  1. Sandy Schroeder says:

    4 stars
    Cute idea but how do you attach the pipe cleaners?

    1. I used hot glue but younger children can use craft glue 🙂

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