Toilet Roll Craft: Farm Animals

W and I love to visit our local city farm and in spring and summer we head there usually at least once a week.  With all the cold and wet weather recently though we have not been able to visit for a while.

To keep ourselves amused whilst stuck indoors we decided to have a go at making some of the animals that we visit from old toilet paper roll tubes.

Our first attempt was a pig.  Here is how we did it.

Toilet Roll Pig:

First we painted a toilet roll tube with Mod Podge glue and then stuck on small scraps of pink tissue paper until fully covered, painting down any rough edges with more glue.

Toilet roll craft: pig


Whilst leaving this to dry I drew a head shape on some pink card and cut this out.  W then stuck on some googley eyes.

Toilet roll craft: pigs head

Once the body was dry he stuck on the head with a bit of double-sided sticky tape and volia!  A toilet roll pig!


Toilet roll pink pig, toddler craft

Toilet Roll Sheep:

For this we used a very similar method only sticking on small bits of cotton wool for the body instead of tissue paper.

I cut a head-shape from black card and W stuck on some googley eyes and a bit more ‘wool’.

Again we attached the head using double-sided sticky tape.

Toilet roll sheep

Toilet Roll Cow:

For the cow we used exactly the same method as for the sheep but with white and black tissue paper. I also did a little bit of shading on the head.

And here is our farmyard trio…

Toilet Roll Farm Animals, toddler craft

Why not give it a go with your little ones?

You can find many of the supplies we used in my online Amazon store here.

Crafty crafty eh?


  1. says

    These are really lovely. We are loving toilet roll holder crafts.Love the idea of doing the face and then adding it on – seems easier than trying to get the eyes to stick to the roll.

    Thanks for sharing on the Spring Carnival.


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