We first did this toilet paper roll octopus back in 2010 with the elder brother.
Today we did the same with the little brother but skipped the painting part so it is not too lengthy.
1 pcs toilet paper roll
1 pcs coloured foam
2 pcs googly eyes
Watch this video on how your toddler can make an octopus out of a toilet paper roll. If you intend to use kitchen roll, you’ll have to cut it short accordingly.
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crepe Paper, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 28-07-2015 | 3,131 views
After a long hiatus, we are finally ready to craft again as my little boy is turning two next month. Let’s make a toilet paper roll apple tree today.
We’ll need a toilet paper roll or a kitchen towel roll, brown tempera paste, green and red crepe paper.
Paint the toilet paper roll. Do not cut it into half yet as it is easier for your toddler to hold it if it is still whole.
Tear and crumple the green crepe paper.
Smear glue all over a construction paper.
Paste the green crepe paper.
Add red crepe paper as the apple.
Cut the toilet paper roll half and paste as the tree trunk.
The toilet paper roll apple tree is done 🙂
Halloween is around the corner and it’s time to make some creepy crafts 😀
Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Bats
Cut a line through a toilet paper roll to open it.
Cut wings and two ears out of another toilet paper roll
There, the bat is already forming. Now all we need to do is paint it black.
Paint the toilet paper roll, wings and ears black
Paint your thumb white
Stamp your painted thumb on the toilet paper roll as the eyes. Paint your pointer black and stamp as the eyeball.
Glue the wings and ears
Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Bat 🙂
We are in the festive spirit and will be making oil lamp today 🙂
Toilet Paper Roll Oil Lamp
Cut half a large toilet paper roll
Cut a triangle out of small toilet paper roll
Paste onto the larger toilet paper roll
Cut ‘flames’ out of coloured construction paper.
Paint the toilet paper roll inside out
Use hair dryer to expedite the drying process. Click here for more of craft tips and tricks.
Paste the flame and the oil lamp is done 🙂
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream..
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to SCREAM! 😀
Alligator or crocodile.. call it what you want as we are making one today 🙂
Egg carton alligator
Glue 3 toilet paper rolls together or you may just use kitchen roll.
Glue the egg carton on it and let dry.
Paint the alligator green
Paint the eyes white
Paint the eyeball black. Paste the legs and teeth and the alligator is done 🙂
We had a very fun time making this giraffe today 😀
Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe
You will need four toilet paper rolls and one kitchen paper roll
Draw a giraffe head and cut. Draw another slightly bigger head, cut and paste to the smaller head.
You’ll get a giraffe head as shown above.
Cut the remaining rolls as shown above.
Glue them all together to get the giraffe.
Paint the giraffe yellow
While waiting for the yellow paint to dry, cut a strip of paper for the giraffe’s mane and paint it brown.
Paint the spots brown
Glue the eyes, mane and tail.
The giraffe is done 😀
Crafty-Crafted Friends, Our Little Corners submitted an equally awesome giraffe craft too.
Click here for the full instruction.
Let’s make a flower out of toilet paper roll today 🙂
Toilet Paper Roll Flower
Draw lines and cut as shown above
Punch a hole and poke a wooden chopstick through and glue.
Your flower is done 🙂
It’s been sometime since we last did a toilet paper roll craft. Today, let’s make a toilet paper roll jet 😀
Toilet Paper Roll Jet
Glue the egg carton to the toilet paper roll as what we did previously for the toilet paper roll plane. Refer to it here.
Paint it with the colour of your choice
Cut the necessary shapes out of coloured foam for the wings
Stick yellow cellophane sheets as the flame at the end of the jet 🙂
It’s Valentine’s Day today and we are making a cute cupid out of toilet paper roll 🙂
Toilet Paper Roll Cupid
Paint a toilet paper roll pink
Paste eyes onto the roll. Alternatively you may dip your finger into white paint and print it as the eyes, paint black for the eyeball.
Draw the mouth
You’ll need some aluminium foil
Twist the foil until you get a strip and shape it into a wing. Repeat until you get a pair of wings
Use cellophane tape to tape the wings into place
Cut a strip of white paper and paste onto the cupid. Get some cotton and paste it too as the hair
Use pipe cleaner and craft foam and make the bow and arrow.
Glue the arrow and bow onto the cupid and you are done!
Happy Valentine’s Day y’all 😀
Mek…. Mek…. My first time attempting a goat craft 😛
Toilet roll goat
Paint a toilet roll brown
Use cotton as the beard and foam and felt for the rest.
Mek Mek is done. I’d prefer the ears to be slimmer and eyes not too big though 😛
To usher the New Year of the Rabbit, let’s make a cute rabbit today 😀
Toilet Paper Roll Rabbit
Cut three rings out of a toilet paper roll
Glue two rings together
Glue the 2 rings to the third ring
Cut two ears out of the envelope of your Chinese New Year card greetings (or you can simply use pink paper :P)
Paste the ears and cut two eyes out of white envelope. I’m trying to recycle all I can here 😀
Paste the eyes
Tie a gold string and hang. You may want to paint the toilet roll white before you start if you have the time 😀
Let’s start working on Chinese New Year decorations 😀
Today, we are going to use toilet paper roll and some red packets to make a fire cracker 🙂
Red packet toilet paper roll fire cracker
Cut two circles out of a red packet
Paste on both ends of the toilet paper roll
Take a cute red packet and paste around the toilet roll.
Cut a strip of aluminium foil, twist it and paste on one end of the roll and you are done 😀
Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:
1) Red packet Ball Lantern
2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern
3) Ang Bao Gold Fish
4) Lucky Star Lantern
5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker
6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING
7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet
8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament
9) CNY Angpow Lantern
10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament
11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament
12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom
13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange
14) Chinese New Year Fan
15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune
16) Ang Pow Koi Fish
17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet
18) Angpow Carousel Lantern
19) Red Packet Fish Lantern
20) 12pcs Angpow Lantern
We are making a toilet paper roll snowman today 😀
Toilet Paper Roll Snowman
Cut a strip of white paper
Wrap and paste the toilet paper roll. You may opt to paint the whole roll white instead of wrapping it with paper.
Cut another toilet paper roll at 1/3 of the length and paint black as the snowman’s hat
Cut a circle and paste the top of the hat. Cut a bigger circle for the bottom of the hat.
Paste the hat on the white toilet roll.
Add details such as eyes and all.
Your toilet paper roll snowman is done 🙂
It’s a bird…. It’s a plane.. Yeah… It’s a PLANE! 😀
Toilet roll airplane
Glue egg carton and toilet roll together
Paint the toilet roll
Let them dry
Paint windows on the plane. Use hairdryer to expedite the drying process. Read more about it here.
Use colored craft foams as the wings and deco
The plane is ready to fly 🙂
The kids and their planes 😀
Let’s make a reindeer out of toilet paper roll today 😀
Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer
Cut four legs out of a toilet paper roll
Paint the reindeer brown
Paint the feet black
Paint a cotton ball red. Just dip the brush in red paint and dab the brush all over on the cotton.
Paint your thumb white
Stamp onto the reindeer as eyes. Glue the red cotton ball as nose.
Twist several short pipe cleaners and glue as the antlers.
Your toilet paper roll reindeer is done 😀
Victoria Ruby Azevedo gave me this idea through our Facebook Fan Club page and I tried it out with Ethan. This is our outcome 🙂
Toilet Paper Roll Tree
Paint the toilet paper roll brown
Let it dry
Cut a tree top out of a green foam
Use a single hole punch, punch out red little 'apples' 😀
Glue the 'apples' onto the tree top
Cut a slit on both opposite sides
Insert the tree top and your toilet paper roll tree is done 🙂
Thank you Victoria for the great idea 😀
Do you know we can make a cute octopus out of toilet paper roll? Let’s make one today 🙂
Toilet Paper Roll Octopus
Paint a toilet paper roll with colour of your choice
Let dry and cut strips mid way through the tube
Use a marker and roll the strips to curl it
Curled up octopus 😀
Paint your pointer white
Stamp your fingers as the eyes
Paint the black eye.
Get a hole punch and punch out tiny circles out of yellow foam
Paste the tiny foam circles onto the octopus
The octopus is done 😀
Toilet paper roll is so much fun. I don’t dispose them. I keep them and transformed them into something cute. Today, we are going to transform a TP Roll into a penguin 😀
Toilet Paper Roll Penguin
Paint the toilet paper roll black
Cut a semi-oval from a white piece of paper and paste on the TP Roll
Cut a pair of flippers from black sugar paper and paste
Paint your fingertip white and stamp it on the TP Roll as the eyes
Paste a pair of feet and draw the black of the eye. The penguin is done 😀
Feel like spying today? 😛 Let’s make a binoculars out of those toilet paper rolls 😀
Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
Paint two toilet paper rolls black
Once dried glue them together
Use pegs to secure the rolls together while drying
Wrap the binoculars with a strip of black sugar paper.
Wrap a strip of gold or silver paper on each roll too.
You may also cover the roll with colored cellophane as the lens.
Your binoculars is done. Now… let’s spy 😛
Buzz.. Buzz.. Let’s make a bee out of a toilet paper roll today 🙂
Toilet Paper Roll Bee
Paint the toilet paper roll yellow
Let it dry
Cut three strips out of black sugar paper
Paste the strips onto the toilet paper roll
Paint your pointer white
Stamp your fingerprint on the toilet roll as the eyes
Cut a pair of wings out of a white paper and bend a white pipe cleaner.
Paste onto the toilet paper roll and use marker to draw the necessary