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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  • 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


  • What a great idea to do with the kids in the holidays


  • What a great idea!


  • This is very simple and all the things are available at home. I know my kids will like it.


  • We just got our kids desks for learning at home. This is a great idea!


  • I love it.. so easy to do…all recyclable goods.


  • That’s very cute! My son loves arts and crafts. Will definitely add to my things to keep him occupied list.


  • I have done this but I put it in a clear bucket (that once contained smokey BBQ nuts) and it makes it more stable for our 2 year old. He doesn’t like colouring in much but he likes putting the same colour pencils together. I have about 12 rolls in the bucket.


  • That’s so cute, perfect for the kiddies to use and most could even make it themselves. Awesome recycling!


  • 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


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