Woodland Creatures – Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Make your own woodland creatures out of toilet paper rolls! A great craft for kids though adults will have fun making them too (I did :)) @littlegirldesigns.com

This woodland creatures toilet paper roll craft is simple to make and will lead to hours of imaginary play afterwards. We love these!

Okay, I am officially a toilet paper rolls as a craft convert. I collected a bunch of rolls for my DIY pillow boxes just in case I messed them up and was about to throw them away when I came across a whole world of crafts.

Make your own woodland creatures out of toilet paper rolls! A great craft for kids though adults will have fun making them too (I did :)) @littlegirldesigns.com

Maybe you already know you can cut them them up and use them as large ‘beads’ for your baby (or toddler) to string onto shoelaces. And how you can use them as tubes to roll tiny pom poms down the shoot.

But apparently, you can also make toy rockets and wall art out of the toilet paper and paper towel tubes you would normally toss in the trash. Of course, these are the things preschool teachers everywhere already know.

Make your own woodland creatures out of toilet paper rolls! A great craft for kids though adults will have fun making them too (I did :)) @littlegirldesigns.com

Today we’re making woodland creatures . . . and a cat. I was going to make a cute fox but couldn’t quite get it to look right, so I decided to make a cat instead. 🙂 I know a cat isn’t exactly a “woodland creature” but I figured the cat lived in a house next to the forest and could walk over there and hang out. And besides, I can draw cats.

Woodland Creatures Toilet Paper Roll Craft

To make your own woodland creatures, you will need:

3 (or more) empty toilet paper tubes
Acrylic paint in white, black, and pink
Small paint brush
Cup of water (to rinse the paint off of your brush)

Begin by lightly drawing your design onto the tube with a pencil. Then press in the top of the tube to form the ears of the animal. For the bunny, I made these a little larger than the owl and cat.

You could paint the entire tube white and let it dry or just paint the animal portion like I did. Let the paint dry completely, then use your black and pink paint to add details. Let the paint dry and you’re done!

Woodland Creatures Toilet Paper Toys Owl

You can make this craft for your little one to play with or if you have older kids, you can show them how to make their own woodland creatures. And if your toilet paper roll animals don’t turn out amazingly gorgeous, you don’t have to worry because it didn’t cost you a dime.

Just have fun! We’ve been playing with these all day—they’ve even joined the princesses in the castle for a tea party.

If you would like a few more crafts that are fun to make for and with kids, here are some more ideas:

Have a lovely {and creative} day!

62 thoughts on “Woodland Creatures – Toilet Paper Roll Craft

  1. These are so cute and so clever for a product that will fill the landfills otherwise. It’s a great activity PLUS a great lesson in repurposing! 🙂

  2. Popping over from Totally Terrific Tuesday =) Those are absolutely darling! At a quick glance (and not reading the post title) i thought these were painted on wood. Be sure to share your recipes, crafts, upcycles & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!

  3. Super cute idea, this would be fun for a centerpiece for Easter. The kids are going to love this craft. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love toilet paper roll crafts! What a great idea.. you are SO creative, I think I could spend a few hours on here! lol Thanks for sharing! -Kim @ knockitoffcrafts.com

    1. I think she’ll like them! My daughter couldn’t help me make them but she has loved playing with them. 🙂

  5. These are so cute, and so many animals with just one design. This is definitely one activity that will have the kids excited at a party!

  6. Well, this is definitely the cutest toilet paper roll craft I’ve seen! Glad to find your blog through the Women with Intention Link up!

    1. Thanks so much, Laura! You just made my day. 🙂 Have a great rest-of-the-weekend!

  7. These are really cute! I love toilet roll crafts!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  8. These are adorable! I love doing TP roll crafts with the teens at the library. This is another great idea for a craft program. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty !

    1. You’re so welcome! I think they’ll really like this craft–and they’ll be able to add details that little munchkins can’t. 🙂

  9. I love upcycling toilet paper rolls!! have made a few projects myself!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more!! Pinned!!

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