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 such an easy project – for kids that are a little older, you can leave them to make it themselves!


  • It might actually encourage my kds to stay organised…


  • Looks great – very effective with the bright colours. How long do you think it will hold together with a 3 yr old? Maybe in a few years I can do this one :(


  • Love it, but I’m afraid organisation would only last 2 mins in this house.


  • So creative and great use love it


  • What a great idea.

    • Super easy and the kids can paint and recycle at the same time! Best of, when they get sick of it, just paint it again or recycle it. Save the planet from plastic!!


  • This idea is wonderful, not only is it cost effective but little ones can share in the joy of making it from start to finish and feel proud of it.


  • Tried this with my youngest sister, it was so much fun to make and really easy to make as well she aboustly loved it, she says her room is more colourful well being organized at the same time.


  • Love this! Really cute idea!


  • what a lovely bright desk tidy!


  • I think the only place for one of these is on the kids desk in their rooms. They’re so bright and fun looking


  • I think your photo of the project is great. Love the colourful way you have painted them. Thank you for sharing.


  • Great way to tidy your desk up.

    • It’s a rainbow, all you need is pink for the song


  • Great idea these look beautiful in any desk thanks for sharing


  • what a great idea! i will defo be trying this out and look forward to a final result


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