A quick and easy school holiday project your kids can do / help you to make.


  • 1 toilet roll
  • paint, paintbrushes and a black texta
  • small lengths of coloured yarn


  1. Paint the toilet roll and set aside to dy.
  2. Once dry, make small holes around the base of the roll. Thread a small length of coloured yarn through each hold and secure with a knot.
  3. Paint a face and you're done!

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    • 17 Jun 2016
      8:26 pm

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  • Yes perfect for empty toilet rolls


  • These are super cute and easy


  • Love this. So cute. I have everything I need too :)


  • Now I wish I had kept all thevtoilrt rolls
    What a great idea


  • These are so adorable we created them as a mobile for the bedroom.


  • You could also make this a spider by using pipe cleaners for the legs and bending them to shape


  • Brilliant – we go through so many toilet rolls and I thought they should have another life


  • Too easy, what a great idea. thanks for sharing


  • I just did this craft with my son – so easy!


  • Threading is a good skill for kids to learn


  • Octopus, spider, creepy crawly, just let their imagination run wild. Thanks for the idea.


  • I so love good ideas that incorporate recycling. Gotta love how inventive people are when it comes to using toilet rolls. Thanks for sharing.


  • It is so rewarding to make these projects with young children.


  • This is cool and you can make all sorts of animal and sea creatures with toilet rolls to have fun playing with them altogether.


  • Such a great idea. My kids love making there octopuses. Kept them entertained all day. Thank you


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