Giveaway — $25 SuperValu Gift Card

It’s time for another fun giveaway! This time from our newest sponsor, Cottonelle! Did you know Cottonelle makes super-stylish Jonathan Adler toilet paper covers?? These make me smile — so bright and cheery!

Added bonus — You can get a Jonathan Adler roll cover free with the purchase of an 18-pack at participating retailers (while supplies last) OR by going online to (costs $3.99 with shipping & handling).

We have done lots of crafty projects with empty toilet paper rolls. Here are some of my favorites from the archives…

Make some fun binoculars — perfect for bird watching!


Stamp with them to make pretty wrapping paper!


With some googly eyes and a little glue, you can craft up a super-cute owl family play set!

Now the FUN part — One very lucky Frugal Family Fun Blog reader will win a $25 SuperValu gift card good for any SuperValu location (ie. Acme, Albertson’s, Shaw’s)!! To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite way to reuse empty toilet paper rolls. Get creative, and feel free to link up in the comment!! Giveaway is open to US residents only, and winner will be chosen at random. (See Official Giveaway Rules.) This giveaway ends Thursday, February 16th at 6:30pm EST.

Good luck!!

*Disclaimer — In exchange for hosting this giveaway, I was provided with a $50 SuperValu gift card. All opinions are my own.

[Update: This giveaway is now closed, and the winner is … Teresa!! Congratulations!!!! A big thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway — another fun giveaway starts soon!!]


  1. I use them to store string.

  2. Last Thanksgiving my son had to make a turkey for a school project, and we used a toilet paper roll for the body. We added feathers to it that we bought at the crafts store, along with wiggle eyes and a construction paper beak.

  3. Now it’s time to find a crafty use for that cute container. Twine dispenser? Crayon organizer? Stylish sand bucket?
    So funny and fun.

  4. we just did the super easy heart printing from rolls! just bend a bit and you’ve got a heart stamp!

  5. Gina M Maddox says

    They are awesome to use for starting seeds. Cut in half, fill with soil, then plant.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Ours are used to make obstacle courses for Hot Wheels.

  7. When I was a kid we used to put beans in them and cover the sides to make music.

  8. My son painted a tube inside & out with red paint. Then he cut the tube into rings pushed in a little bit on one side to create a heart shape and wih the help of a hole punch strung it on string with beads to make a necklace.

  9. my favorite way to reuse them is for kids crafts and art projectss and i can donate them to schools for those reasons! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  10. We use them for telescopes and scopes for pirates.

  11. We’ve done it all as far as toilet paper tube crafts (binoculars, candles, candle molds). Our favorite these days isn’t quite crafty but it makes for good family fun and that is to let our pet rats play with them. We can line up multiples, make obstacle courses, they sleep in them, the list is endless.

  12. Cover with peanut butter, roll in bird seed, string to a tree – voila! Cheap bird feeders. Also love wall art like trees where the leaves are made out of cut up rolls.

  13. I’ve got a supply of about 2 dozen toilet rolls in my bathroom right now! The last thing we made was an advent calendar ( I’m planning to use some for sidewalk chalk molds soon.

  14. Hmmm, I haven’t used TP rolls for crafting… Like all your ideas. How about a kaleidoscopic with wax paper and confetti – could be cool…

  15. My child paints them in different colors and makes funny animals

  16. we love to use them to make telescopes and binoculars.

  17. I no longer have small children who enjoy doing crafty things with mom, so my current most useful tip for toilet paper rolls is to put extension cords through them to keep them folded and in place. This also works good for extra computer cords, phone line, etc.

  18. Your owls are adorable! Great idea on stamping wrapping paper to I never thought of that idea. My favorite thing I’ve ever done with tp rolls is make a big snowflake. If you’d like to see it here is the link.

  19. Shelly Foster says

    Last craft my son did with toilet paper roll he did with his grandma. They made little Christmas Trees and put construction paper on for green and a gold star and glue “sparkles” By no means glamourous but for a 4 year old and his beloved 74/77 yr old grandparents it was quality bonding time 🙂

  20. My children were making musical instruments out of toilet paper rolls the other day.

  21. I have been using toilet paper rolls to help teach my son the alphabet. We do a letter each week and as one of the projects we use toilet paper rolls to make a person or animal that begins with the letter of the week. The following website has every letter on:

  22. I give them to my rabbits and gerbil as toys. Sometimes I get creative for the rabbits- hanging the tubes with twine, stuffing them with hay, cutting them into thinner circles and linking a bunch together with twine, etc.

  23. Most recently we used the tp rolls to make binoculars for a bear hunt.

  24. I would be the first one to tell you that I am not the crafty type, so i just use it to play with my toddler as a speaker phone! silly, I know…

  25. Our favorite use is to decorate the empty tubes and then go amaze everyone we can find with the hole in your hand (or book) illusion

  26. My favorite way to use them is to create a string of math facts or vocabulary words for kids to string along… they can string far across a classroom and it’s a blast. Also great for random questions or trivia. Anything to get kids moving and learning. I’m a teacher, can you tell?