Thank-you Who Gives A Crap for collaborating on this post. Who Gives A Crap provided us with toilet paper rolls for this post, but all opinions are our own.
A few weeks ago, we were cramped up at home battling strep throat when the doorbell rang. Per usual, Brody sprinted to the door in hopes of catching a glimpse of the mailman. Instead, we were surprised with a giant box emblazoned with the catchy phrase, “Who Gives A Crap”.
What was inside? Rolls upon rolls of the most well-designed toilet paper I have ever seen. And not just any toilet paper, but toilet paper company that donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets for countries in need of sanitation. What really caught my attention on the impact they are making through building toilets is the affect it is having on children. One child dies every 2 minutes from diseases caused from poor water sanitation--that number breaks my heart.
But besides the really cool philanthropic efforts behind Who Gives A Crap, the arrival of the box of rolls was more like Christmas morning at our house. Brody had more fun with this box than most of the toys in his toy chest. If you haven’t potty trained a toddler yet, you probably do not know the excitement toilet paper brings to toddlers. The amount our toilet paper usage has increased since Brody was potty trained has been pretty substantial. We spent an entire afternoon playing with the Who Gives A Crap toilet paper rolls. A total win!
Here are 5 fun things to do with your toddler and Who Gives A Crap toilet paper rolls before you stash them away for wiping.
1) Play Basketball
The wrappers on the Who Gives A Crap toilet paper rolls are so lovely that we’ve been keeping them in plain sight in a wicker basket. To transfer them from the box they arrived in into the basket, we set-up a basketball game for Brody. He had so much fun tossing them roll by roll into the basket.
2) Sort the Rolls
The toilet paper rolls have the catchiest patterns! Have your little one practice sorting by matching the patterns in piles. Take it one step further by counting how many rolls of each print there are.
3) Measure with Rolls
The Who Gives A Crap toilet paper rolls are perfect to use as measuring tools. Stack up the toilet paper rolls to see how big or tall items around your house are. Ask your toddler if the item is bigger or smaller than the stack of rolls. Have your toddler stack up rolls to be higher than the item then count the number of rolls it takes.
4) Toilet Paper Bowling
Double layer the toilet paper rolls to create bowling pins. Take turns rolling or tossing a roll to try to knock over the top layer of pins.
5) Build a Fort
With 48 rolls of toilet paper, the Who Gives A Crap rolls make the coolest blocks for fort building. Have your little one stack up two walls of rolls and hang a swaddle blanket across to create the coolest fort around.
Can you tell we have had a lot of fun with toilet paper? A few days later, I still have the basket sitting in our living room for Brody to play with while I pack the house for our move.
Besides making an exciting activity, the Who Gives A Crap rolls are great quality as well. They are made of 100% recycled paper, so while it might not be the starch white you may be used to seeing, it is just as soft (if not softer) than our non-recycled usual toilet paper.
The Nitty Gritty:
Where to Buy: You can order the toilet paper, along with tissues and paper towels from the Who Gives A Crap shop. I’ve also spotted the toilet paper for sale as individual rolls around town--even here in Greenville!
Cost: 48 Rolls for $48 + Free Shipping. The rolls are huge! When you do the math it breaks down to .25 cents per 100 sheets!