You can create a whole family or town of toilet roll people


  • 1 toilet roll
  • 2 2-3 cm thick strips of coloured card or paper. (length is equal to circumference of your toilet roll)
  • 2 shiny circles
  • 2 googley eyes
  • 1 roll of coloured wool cut into lengths for hair
  • 1 permanent marker
  • 1 squeeze bottle of pva


  1. Wrap the coloured card/paper around the bottom half of the toilet roll to form the clothes and stick down with glue (you can use sticky tape if you like)
  2. Stick with glue the two shiny circles at the very bottom to form shoes.
  3. Stick the googley eyes on the top half of the toilet roll and use a marker to draw in the rest of the face.
  4. Squeeze glue onto inside edges of top of toilet roll. press wool onto glue to form hair. Hair can be long, short, all to one side or all over.
  5. Leave toilet roll person to dry overnight and give him or her a name and write it on the back.


There are so many variations to this craft. The strips of card/paper could be replaced for fabric, you could draw shoes on felt or other paper types and cut them out to stick on instead of circles. The options are endless- have fun with it.

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  • chicken83
    • 05 Mar 2014
      2:58 pm

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  • How fun – you could play so many pretend games with them


  • This is so cute. I think my toddler will enjoy this. Going to start saving the toilet rolls.


  • Love to help make a family of Roll people. Thanks.


  • Classic and cute. A great way to recycle as well. Thank you.


  • Very cute! Love using toilet roll cores for craft.


  • Very cute and fun! Thanks for sharing.


  • Really nice idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • awwiiiii these are so cute…will make a great family decor


  • My son loves toilet paper rolls, and now there’s something he can make with them. :)


  • We should make our whole family ..nana included :)


  • I could see my girls making whole families.


  • cute idea. you could make the whole family


  • hehe so cute, great recycling and little ones would have fun with this, thanks


  • fun activity to create with the kids. thanks for sharing


  • Another cool crafty idea for empty toilet rolls!!


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