Do you have a little one who loves elephants? If so, this craft is perfect for you! Easy toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers are fun and cheap to make, and your child will love watching the elephant come to life. All you need is a toilet paper roll, some construction paper, scissors, glue, and a black sharpie. This is a great activity for kids, and can be modified to include different colors and textures. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions below to get started. Have fun crafting!
Supplies needed to make an Elephant Toilet Paper Tubes Craft
1 clean cardboard tube, like a toilet paper tube (per project)
Printable Elephant templates
Gray or light blue paper
2 wiggly eyes
How to Make an Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Toddlers
If you’re looking for easy and fun toilet paper roll crafts for toddlers, you’ve come to the right place. These simple crafts are perfect for little ones who are just learning to use their imaginations and fine motor skills. Toilet paper rolls can be transformed into all sorts of creatures, including monkeys, elephants, spiders, snakes, and octopuses. They can also be used to make festive decorations, such as wreaths and garlands. And if you’re feeling really creative, you can even use them to create unique works of art. So whether you’re looking for a quick and easy craft project or a fun way to entertain your toddler, toilet paper roll crafts are a great option.
First, cut a piece of construction paper into a rectangle and attach it to the empty roll. We have included the free Elephant template PDF to use to cut out the ears, tail, and body. You can purchase squiggly eyes for this toilet paper roll craft here. To use a cutting device (such as Cricut Explore), use the Elephant trunk PNG image, the Elephant Right Ear PNG image, and the Elephant Left Ear PNG image. Upload to your machine software. Size the images as follows:
Elephant ears = 2 to 3 inches height
Elephant trunk = 3 inches height
Cut another sheet of paper to fit the cardboard tube, approximately 4 inches by 6 inches. Glue the paper to the cardboard tube.
Cut two small tabs from the remaining scrap paper, approximately 1 inch by 2 inches. Glue these tabs to the flat edge of the elephant ears. Allow to dry.
Attach the elephant ears to the sides of the cardboard tube and the trunk to the front.
Next, attach the cutout trunk to the body of the elephant.
Glue the eyes to each side of the trunk. Make sure to allow the craft to dry completely before playing or displaying.
Your child will love playing with their new elephant friend! And you can feel good knowing that you made it yourself with just a few simple materials. So get crafting and enjoy some quality time with your little one.