A quick and easy school holiday project your kids can do / help you to make.


  • 1 toilet roll
  • paint, paintbrushes and a black texta
  • small lengths of coloured yarn


  1. Paint the toilet roll and set aside to dy.
  2. Once dry, make small holes around the base of the roll. Thread a small length of coloured yarn through each hold and secure with a knot.
  3. Paint a face and you're done!

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    • 17 Jun 2016
      8:26 pm

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  • Too easy, what a great idea. thanks for sharing


  • I just did this craft with my son – so easy!


  • Threading is a good skill for kids to learn


  • Octopus, spider, creepy crawly, just let their imagination run wild. Thanks for the idea.


  • I so love good ideas that incorporate recycling. Gotta love how inventive people are when it comes to using toilet rolls. Thanks for sharing.


  • It is so rewarding to make these projects with young children.


  • This is cool and you can make all sorts of animal and sea creatures with toilet rolls to have fun playing with them altogether.


  • Such a great idea. My kids love making there octopuses. Kept them entertained all day. Thank you


  • What a great idea to use up some old toilet rolls! Thanks for the idea!

    • And you always have them lying around the house.

      • I always save our toilet rolls for craft like this


  • My son would love this!


  • A wonderful idea. We made these into jelly fish with multiple tenticles. We then cut the bottom of the painted rolls up about 1/4 of the way into 8 legs, and curled them around a wooden spoon to make an alternate octopus design.


  • So easy. All items easily found in most homes. Great school holiday activity for the younger ones


  • Another amazing idea that is simple and fun. Love it!


  • What great fun. Very clever idea.


  • That was fun. We didn’t have any paint so we wrapped coloured paper around. We did two small ones and she had a great plan of making some BIG ones. Next she wants star fish and fish to go with them???


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