Toilet Paper Roll R2-D2 Craft

Upcycle some old toilet paper rolls and provide the kids with endless fun with this adorable Star Wars Toilet Paper Roll R2D2 craft! It is simple and made from materials you most likely already have around the house! 

R2-D2 Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Toilet Paper Roll R2-D2 Craft

My kids love Star Wars! I often find the kids around the house engaged in enthusiastic lightsaber battles. R2D2 is one of my daughter’s favorite characters from the show. You know when I pulled out this craft, she loved it!  

Of course, we had to make a Toilet Paper Roll Baby Yoda to go along with it too!

Not only do these crafts recycle materials, but once the craft is complete, the kids can entertain themselves with their imagination and this simple new toy figure for hours on end! 

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Supplies

Supplies for Toilet Paper Roll R2D2 Craft
  • Construction paper
  • Empty TP Roll
  • Sharpie
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

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How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll R2D2 Craft

  • Start by choosing white, gray, red, and blue sheets of construction paper. Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers as noted on the template. Now that everything is traced out, you can cut out the traced patterns using scissors. 
  • Measure and cut out a white paper big enough to cover the TP roll. Also, cut a gray strip just shorter than the length of the white paper for the border.
  • Grab your glue stick and attach the gray strip cutout along either long side of the white paper prepared to cover the roll. Next, glue the small square and rectangle cutouts along the bottom side of the gray half round shape cutout (this is the head). Next, glue the blue strips on the leg cutouts.  
  • Stick the 2 blue strips and square cutouts horizontally in the middle of the large white paper. Attach the small gray round cutouts in the middle of the blue squares.
  • Use a black sharpie to trace the outline of the squares, strips, and round shapes. Draw a black-filled circle in the middle of the blue trapezium shape on the head. 
  • Glue the red round cutout in the middle of the middle square attached along the bottom end of the head. Glue the gray square cutout on the right top end of the head. 
  • Grab the empty TP roll and trace the middle stand pattern on the bottom side of it. Cut out the shape so the leg pattern has some support from the TP roll and the area on either side of the leg stand is cutout. Keep the backsides intact so that the TP roll R2D2 can stand straight. 
  • Grab your glue again and attach the middle leg stand on the traced section of the TP roll from the previous step. 
  • Cover the TP roll with the white paper, making sure to keep the blue parts right above the middle stand. Glue closed in the back. 
  • Attach the side stands on both sides of the roll so that they stick out. Then glue the head pattern on the top side of the roll. Just like that your R2D2 Papercraft is complete! 

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More R2-D2 Papercraft Ideas

Have a Star Wars themed puppet show (or movie reenactment) by building these Star Wars BB-8 Papercraft puppets and Star Wars Papercraft Puppets. Don’t forget to get a puppet theater to add to the fun. 

I know my family is always up for a Star Wars marathon. Get cozy and enjoy each other’s company as you watch some of the films. 

If your kids love toilet paper roll crafts, and you love upcycling the rolls instead of throwing them away, check out these other crafts! 

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Toilet Paper Roll R2D2 Craft

Toilet Paper Roll R2D2 Craft
Upcycle some old toilet paper rolls and provide the kids with endless fun with this adorable Star Wars Toilet Paper Roll R2D2 craft! It is simple and made from materials you most likely already have around the house! 
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Empty TP Roll
  • Sharpie

Tools

  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Start by choosing white, gray, red, and blue sheets of construction paper. Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers as noted on the template. Now that everything is traced out, you can cut out the traced patterns using scissors. Measure and cut out a white paper big enough to cover the TP roll. Also, cut a gray strip just shorter than the length of the white paper for the border.
  2. Grab your glue stick and attach the gray strip cutout along either long side of the white paper prepared to cover the roll. Next, glue the small square and rectangle cutouts along the bottom side of the gray half round shape cutout (this is the head). Next, glue the blue strips on the leg cutouts.  
  3. Stick the 2 blue strips and square cutouts horizontally in the middle of the large white paper. Attach the small gray round cutouts in the middle of the blue squares.
  4. Use a black sharpie to trace the outline of the squares, strips, and round shapes. Draw a black-filled circle in the middle of the blue trapezium shape on the head. Glue the red round cutout in the middle of the middle square attached along the bottom end of the head. Glue the gray square cutout on the right top end of the head. 
  5. Grab the empty TP roll and trace the middle stand pattern on the bottom side of it. Cut out the shape so the leg pattern has some support from the TP roll and the area on either side of the leg stand is cutout. Keep the backsides intact so that the TP roll R2D2 can stand straight. 
  6. Grab your glue again and attach the middle leg stand on the traced section of the TP roll from the previous step. 
  7. Cover the TP roll with the white paper, making sure to keep the blue parts right above the middle stand. Glue closed in the back. 
  8. Attach the side stands on both sides of the roll so that they stick out. Then glue the head pattern on the top side of the roll. Just like that your R2D2 Papercraft is complete! 
 
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