DIY: Paper Roll Animals

These paper roll animals are easy to make using items found around the house!

Song: Nekzlo – Family (Vlog No Copyright Music)

What You’ll Need

  • Toilet paper roll or paper towel roll
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Paint and paint brush
  • Pen, pencil and black marker
  • Scrap paper (junk mail works!)


  1. Fold in the sides of your paper roll on one end so that the end is closed.
  2. Use your glue gun to glue one folded side onto the other. Hold in place until dry.
  3. If you’re making the fox, bend in one side of the roll at the folded end.
  4. Using your scrap paper, cut out a heart shape and a tail for your fox, or two circles for the eyes of the owl.
  5. Paint your fox orange and your owl brown, or use whatever creative color you’d like!
  6. Paint the tail of the fox and glue to the back of your roll. Glue the heart shape on for the face. On the owl, glue your circles on for the eyes.
  7. Use a marker or paint for the fox’s face and the owl’s eyes. 
  8. Paint on the feet, wings, beak and any other accents you’d like!

Special thanks to Easy Peasy and Fun and Tesa T!psar for the artistic inspiration!

Girl holding the DIY toilet paper owls she made

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