Does your family have a good way of repurposing empty toilet paper tubes? Please share a link to a how-to with a picture.

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I cut up paper towel tubes to smaller pieces(5-6 rounds from each tube) for few projects. Using a thick ribbon, allow kids to thread the pieces to help enhance gross motor skill. You can color each pieces to prettify the project. If a little girl is doing this project, the end result of the project can become a necklace :)

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I have used them as plant pots for seeds -> http://creativespiderbite.blogspot.de/2011/03/my-little-garden-on-our-balcony-its.html
I have also made an Advent calender for xmas count down with my kids for their god mothers last year, we used a kleenex box as stand and then triangulated the TP rolls in the shape of an xmas tree over the box and glued them with hot glue together, and then I let the kids decorate. in the end we filled them with home made truffles and closed front and back with paper. but this needs planning ahead, as you need 24 TP rolls per calendar!

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you could make the highest tower or make a collage or something like that?

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We use toilet paper tubes in all kinds of craft projects. They work as trees if making a gingerbread house or sukkah, or wrap a few together as binoculars to decorate. For practical use, I cut the tubes in half for gardening, to support a small seedling until it grows large enough.

http://www.friscokids.net/2008/10/craft-edible-sukkah.html

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Our favorite way to repurpose cardboard tubes is by using them to keep our electronics' cords untangled. We fold the cords inside the tube. Sometimes we write on the tube which device the cord belongs. They stay tangle free and we always know which cord goes with which device. They are much easier to store this way.

http://www.parymoppins.net/2010/08/perfectly-practical-26-cardboard-tubes.html

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We make flowers then make bunting out of them. lay them flat cut in to six bits then paint and glue them together to make a flower.

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