Toilet Paper Roll Craft {Make an Adorable Octopus}

This easy toilet paper roll craft for kids is something sure to make them run around the house seeking empty toilet tissue rolls!  In fact, this toilet tissue roll craft may be just what you need to assure your family removes the empty rolls.

Kids Activities Blog loves when stuff you have around the house can be turned into arts and crafts!

toilet paper roll craft

Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Rory loves octopus!

I am not sure where her love for octopus came from.  I think it started wish her ABC puzzle, because for the letter “O” there is a cute picture of a purple octopus.   Since then, I think she is quite intrigued by octopus and their many legs.  She  has even been known to tell people that she wants an octopus tattoo.

Today we decided to make Octopus out of our old toilet paper and paper towel rolls.

Toilet Tissue Roll Craft

To make this cute toilet paper roll craft octopus out of a empty toilet tissue roll, follow these simple instructions.

Materials needed:

  • paint
  • paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • scissors
  • markers

These were fun for Rory to make- and so affordable!  We started saving toilet paper holders and paper towel holders a few weeks before starting this toilet paper roll craft.  When we had a few saved up we began by painting the outside of the rolls.  We painted several colors and Rory loved to paint them herself.  When we finished painting them we let them sit to dry.

When they were all dry we started cutting the bottom of the rolls.  We cut them about a centimeter thick around whole tube. We cut them around 3/4 to the top of the tube.  These are your tentacles!  We then painted the underside of each one of little flaps we cut, and we let them dry.

When they were all dry we took a pen and curled them from the bottom of the to the top.  When the tentacles were curled, we made faces on them.  Rory liked to line them up as “mommy, daddy, Rory, and baby” octopus.

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Havalyn About Havalyn

Havalyn is a stay at home mama with a beautiful girl with CFD (congenital femoral deficiency). She devotes her days to helping her grow and develop by doing crafts and activities together. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, anything artsy, working out, music, baking, and reading. Hava writes about her life at Rory Jane and Little Right Leg and tweets as @LittleRightLeg.