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.


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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  • So colourful! Wish my hubby didn’t have a thing about reusing toilet rolls. He thinks it’s unhygenic. I’ll just use some cling wrap and wrapping rolls instead:)


  • This is so bright and pretty


  • Awesome and cheap!


  • That looks like a fun activity!!


  • So great and recyclable too in the future if needed


  • Thats really pretty and looks super functional.


  • A cute idea for the kids to personalise how they like. Great for the school holidays.


  • Going to have to make this one with the kinder kids :)


  • What a great idea! Could also use this as a colour sorter for younger kids!


  • This is awesome! Definitely going to give this ago once I get an egg carton that size!! Or even a 6 egg holder


  • This is clever and what a great idea with primary ages kids – my daughter would love these.


  • Such a simple project but so much fun. It brought out my girls creative side. They really enjoyed decorating them. They feel very proud o what they have created. Thanks for the idea.


  • Looks amazing thanks for sharing your project


  • I love this idea, my daughter would love this to something we might do over the school holidays


  • Love this


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