Addition and Subtraction Activity with a Toilet Paper Roll

Help your child learn addition and subtraction with reliable help; a roll of toilet paper. This addition and subtraction activity will help make math a lot simpler for kids.

This activity will also make teaching math a lot more fun!

Addition and subtraction activities

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We’ve got lots of fun toilet roll craft ideas as well as many educational ideas (learn with our printable Pirate Activity Book or have more fun with our colorful Quiet Book printable colors).

Try this craft if you’re looking for an activity to help with numbers, addition, and subtraction.

It’s simple, easy to use and also colorful and fun.

TP roll addition and subtraction operations

We’re going to make a neat roll of math paper, so join us and grab your supplies.

How to do an addition and subtraction activity

What you need:

  • 5 sheets of colored paper
  • ruler
  • toilet paper
  • pencil
  • black marker
  • drag
  • glue

Materials used

Step-by-step instructions

Divide the toilet paper roll into 5 equal parts. You can use a ruler to make this process easier.

Step 1

As you can see in the example, the ruler helps keep everything super straight.

Step 2

Cut out five different colored strips from colored paper of the same size as the strips.

Step 3

You can use any color you want; These are just the colors used in this project.

Step 4

We like orange.

Step 5

But we also like blue.

Step 6

And yellow.

Step 7

Measure the strips so that there is a small section to glue them together.

Step 8

Write the numbers 1 to 10 on three strips.

Step 9

Write the “plus and minus” signs.

Step 10

Measure your next strip.

Step 11

And repeat writing the numbers.

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Step 12

Write an “equals” sign in the next box.

Step 13

And rewrite the numbers 1-10 in the last strip.

Step 14

Be careful not to glue them to the roll – just tape the strips so they can slide around the roll.

Step 15

Stick them on the roll in the following order: number, plus/minus sign, number, equal sign, and number.

Step 14

You will be able to move the columns around as you try to solve different problems.

Step 16

You can solve math problems with your child or allow them to work independently.

Either way, this is a game changer in teaching and learning.

Fun addition and subtraction activities

Don’t be afraid to allow your child to take time to figure out these problems.

Color makes the learning process more interesting.

DIY TP roll addition and subtraction operation

Which part of this project was your favorite part?

DIY Paper Roll Addition and Subtraction Activity

Have fun learning math!

Addition and subtraction activity ideas

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