Such an easy project that your kids can help you with. Let them chose the colours and help you paint the egg carton and toilet rolls and they will be inspired to keep their desk tidy. Great with the start of term 4 of school.


  • 1 egg carton
  • 12 toilet paper rolls
  • assorted paints, sticky tape, paintbrushes.


  1. Cut the egg carton in two and keep the lid.
  2. Paint the toilet rolls in the colours you want - we chose rainbow colours. Paint the base of the egg carton as well. Let dry.
  3. When dry, sticky tape the toilet rolls to the base of the egg carton and to each other (by double siding the tape) for added stability.
  4. Let your child add their stationary in.

Notes... Sparkle it up by adding stickers or glitter glue if you like.

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    • 12 Oct 2016
      1:29 pm

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  • what a lovely bright desk tidy!


  • I think the only place for one of these is on the kids desk in their rooms. They’re so bright and fun looking


  • I think your photo of the project is great. Love the colourful way you have painted them. Thank you for sharing.


  • Great way to tidy your desk up.

    • It’s a rainbow, all you need is pink for the song


  • Great idea these look beautiful in any desk thanks for sharing


  • what a great idea! i will defo be trying this out and look forward to a final result


  • Thanks this is a great idea! My son will love this he likes to make things especially when it involves lots of colours!


  • I love it, it is such an amazing idea. Thanks for sharing


  • What a great idea! My students had to create a useable classroom item out of recyclable materials – this is a perfect example to show them!


  • They would brighten up anyone’s day. Great recycling project. Thank you for sharing.


  • Something to use the endless supply of toilet paper rolls for! Love the bright colours.


  • Such a bright cool project. My kids would love doing that for their desks.


  • Such a bright and colorful way to stay organized. I love it!!


  • Loads of colour and fun thankyou we might try this one this week.

    • Loads of colour just adds delight to rooms.


  • Wonderful way to upcycle with plenty of colour and creativity.


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