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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  • These are cute. What a good idea.


  • Such a great idea, for recycling and getting toddlers hands on!


  • Great idea needing lots of ideas in lockdown


  • What a fun idea! My kids love painting and drawing on toilet rolls, at least now we can also make something out of them.


  • This is so cute, I’m always hoarding materials to recycle for craft so think I have everything g to give this a go


  • I love this idea for recycling products and it’s such a handy idea too.


  • I love this idea! I can see my little girl enjoying making this for sure!


  • I absolutely love this. It’s so simple and so clever.


  • What a great idea. Miss 2 would love this for all her pencils and helps teach colour recognition


  • My kids would love it and perfect for sorting by colour.


  • My daughter would love to make these. Super easy and creative – love it.


  • I would love one of these Cardboard desk organiser at work.


  • Ohhhh I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do a colour matching activity for my toddler! Love this idea with some coloured paddle pop sticks!!
    Sorry I know it’s not what the intended idea was but you have sparked an idea in my head


  • A great way for kids to colour match


  • What a colourful idea.


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