Toilet Paper Roll Crafting

By Karin Andersson, Professional Crafter and DIY Stylist

Kreativa Karin logoMy daughter and I love to play with toilet paper rolls! We save ours and try to find fun and different things to do with them. Here, we’ve made some small winter forest animals that are great to play with, and they’re also fun to put under the tree.

Category: Creative and Maker Play

Target age: 4 to 12 years old

Skill level: Beginner

Materials: Stuff you probably have at home

Prep time: 1 to 30 minutes

What You’ll Need

  • toilet paper rolls
  • craft paint
  • waterproof markers
  • glue
  • thick paper



The Activity

  • Paint the body

We started by using craft paint and paint brushes to paint the body. We left some parts of the roll bare — it adds some extra detail.


  • Add details with a waterproof pen

Then, we folded the top of the roll down to form ears and painted a nose, eyes and fur with a waterproof pen.

  • Attach tails

Some animals also got a tail, which we cut from slightly thicker paper and attached with glue.


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About the Author

Karin Andersson, Kreativa Karin

Karin is a professional crafter, DIY stylist and parent to a creative 5-year-old daughter.