How To Create Cute Toilet Roll Characters

This week we have had fun creating characters from empty toilet rolls. There’s so much inspiration online here’s what we came up with.

You Will Need:

  • Toilet roll tubes
  • Pens, pencils
  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • paper
  • Tape/glue

Renn really wanted to make a butterfly so we started by drawing out some wings on a coloured piece of paper. We folded it in half so we had symmetrical wings. We used the cardboard tube to make sure we made them the right size.

drawing butterfly wings on paper

After we cut the wings out we put blobs of paint on them.

Paper butterfly wings covered in blobs of coloured paints

We then carefully folded the wings in half and pressed down. We carefully peeled open the wings and it revealed a beautiful mix of all the colours.

Painted paper butterfly wings

As the wings were drying we set about making the body of the butterfly. We painted it and stuck on pipe cleaners for antennas. Once it was dry we added eyes and stuck on the wings

Painting a toilet roll for the butterfly's body

Toilet roll butterfly

We then had lots of fun making other characters. Then we were able to make up stories with the characters we created.

Monster, owl and a fox toilet roll cardboard tube character
Alien, butterfly and owl toilet roll cardboard tube characters