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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  • What a great idea to use up some old toilet rolls! Thanks for the idea!

    • And you always have them lying around the house.

      • I always save our toilet rolls for craft like this


  • My son would love this!


  • A wonderful idea. We made these into jelly fish with multiple tenticles. We then cut the bottom of the painted rolls up about 1/4 of the way into 8 legs, and curled them around a wooden spoon to make an alternate octopus design.


  • So easy. All items easily found in most homes. Great school holiday activity for the younger ones


  • Another amazing idea that is simple and fun. Love it!


  • What great fun. Very clever idea.


  • That was fun. We didn’t have any paint so we wrapped coloured paper around. We did two small ones and she had a great plan of making some BIG ones. Next she wants star fish and fish to go with them???


  • My son and daughter will absolutely love to make this Octopus it looks so great! Also looks easy to make which is a bonus for me.


  • An oldie but such a goodie too – love this octopus.


  • Too cute. All materials are readily available, easy enough for the kids to make and just in time for the school holidays


  • love recycling ideas


  • Great idea! I love projects that are not too time consuming so that the little ones don’t get bored before the finished product. I’ll be trying this one.


  • Cute idea. Thanks


  • I love the simplicity of this project a fun activity to do with the kids. Uses up those pesky toilet roll middles and could be used as a decorative mobile in a baby’s room.


  • A really great creative idea!


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