A great craft activity for a rainy day


  • 1 toilet roll
  • 1 sheet A4 paper
  • 1 piece A4 card
  • 2 googley eyes
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • 1 squeeze bottle of glue
  • 1 handful decorations - glitter, feathers, paper squares etc


  1. Cut wing shapes out of card and paper. Stick the paper onto the card. If your card is white or coloured you will not need the paper on the wings.
  2. Cut a rectangle out of the paper to cover the outside of the toilet roll and stick paper on toilet roll.
  3. Time to decorate your toilet roll and wings. Glue on decorations and googley eyes.
  4. Stick the toilet roll onto the wings in the centre to create your butterfly. Finishing touch is gluing the pipe cleaner which you bend in half into the top of the toilet roll with the two ends pointing out.
  5. Leave to dry overnight.

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  • chicken83
    • 15 Mar 2014
      8:56 pm

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  • The googly eyes are the best!


  • I can see this being turned into an elephant. Just need a trunk. Thanks for an imaginative idea.


  • Recycling of toilet rolls is such a great thing to do. Kids have fun making and playing instead of just throwing it out. Thanks for sharing your idea.


  • Alot of fun to make and a great craft idea!


  • Very cute and fun! Thanks for sharing.


  • Pretty! Really nice idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • toilet rolls crafts are so much fun !


  • Another great idea for school holidays


  • This certainly looks very crafty.


  • A great idea for using all those toilet rolls that seem to accumulate! Thanks for sharing!!


  • Very clever. When my son was younger and we used to watch Hi-5 I was always creating (with his help) things out of toilet paper rolls to play with. We would make kaleidoscopes, streamers to dance with when watching the show. It was great fun. We would also make them for the other kids when they came over. Simple craft with so many uses.

    • yes play school is just good like that too


  • Such a beautiful butterfly. thanx.


  • I love this creative idea!


  • Beautiful!!


  • Thanks for sharing this creative and colourful butterfly!


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