There are probably millions of possibilities for empty toilet paper & paper towel rolls. I use them from time to time with my students when we make take-home crafts or puppets. However, they are also a great option for DIY material projects.
Here's one idea that I recently came up with.....Category twists. You can grab a copy of the file I made here to get your own project started.
I made the file in black & white since I don't have a color printer. It didn't take too long to color the pictures.
I cut the pictures out and put them on strips of heavy duty construction paper. I decided to stick with a color pattern for this project, but you really don't have to put them on the same color.
The tricky part is getting the strips taped. I cut the toilet paper rolls in half to match the width of the construction paper. This makes it somewhat easier to curl the paper around the roll.
As you can see, I also decided to make another tube for fairy tale story starters. I don't have a PDF file for that as I just wrote down things that my students have mentioned to me over the year.
One down and a handful more to go....