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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  • How super cute is this. Great for kids to also learn colours.


  • Such an adorable idea. It recycled, teaches colours and organisational skills, well done


  • In an egg carton without the toilet rolls you could put erasers, pencil sharpeners, glider clips, a staple, a packet of staples and various other small stationery items


  • What a good simple way to keep your desk tidy. Thanks for sharing


  • I love simple, easy craft projects like this that are also useful! Thanks for sharing ^^


  • So cute. I’ll get my little one to help me make these so they can go on my desk at work for that daily reminder of why I’m there


  • I like that it is all totally recyclable


  • I love the colours used so nice an bright.


  • Now I know what to do with all those toilet rolls I’ve been collecting.


  • This is really cute – great school holiday project


  • What a great idea and way of reusing household items.


  • Omg! I absolutely love this. Need to keep my toilet rolls so I can make it


  • This looks great. Bright and sustainable!


  • Love the recycling craft ideas awesome to see.


  • I do this all the time. it’s time for the kiddo to learn now. yayyyy


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