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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    recycled, useful, bright and organised all in one …such a delight. <3


  • Very colourful! I love recycled art with the kids.


  • Such a simple project! Love that it uses items you will have handy at home.


  • Pretty cool. But I would only use it in the kids rooms on their desks as it’s a bit daggy for grown ups

    • I would use this if indeed my children had made it for me. Would brighten my day and add a rainbow to my computer desk and the pot of gold at the end would be when the children popped by. <3


  • Love crafts in winter thanks for inspiration


  • This is so simple yet so effective! The kids will absolutely love making this over the holidays! Can always rely on this site for ideas!


  • This is so cute! I’ll have to do this one with my kids!


  • This is so simple! This will keep my little man entertained for hours.


  • Thanks for this wonderfully creative idea with things we have around the house, great!.


  • this is so cute! what a brilliant, simple and effective craft idea. I can definitely see myself making this with the kids.


  • What a clever idea!


  • this is so cute. Love the colour combination. Great way to get the kids busy.


  • So bright and clever not sure how long it would last with my son but I guess you don’t know until you try! Great idea


  • A nice and colourful organiser for the kiddies.


  • Great idea for a desk organiser,look’s good!


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