Twit twoo! Toilet roll transformation

Word to the wise: this loo roll owl is tons of fun

Twit twoo! Toilet roll transformation
by Natalie Keeler

We love this cute little owl craft, and what better use for all those old toilet paper rolls stored away in your recycling bin? We've painted our little feathered friend a nice bright purple colour, but your child might prefer to go for something more traditional, like brown, grey or white.

Get your child to have a think about which other animals like to wake up when it gets dark outside. Can they write a story about an owl and what it gets up during the nighttime? Or they could look up some facts about owls – did you know that they can turn their heads an incredible 270 degrees?

You will need:

  • Toilet paper roll tubes
  • Paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors

How to make this toilet paper roll owl

Step 1

Fold in the top of the tube and push down so you create two ears.

Step 2

Next, ask your child to paint the owl's body.

Step 3

Once dry, they pop on googly eyes.

Step 4

Finally, ask your child to paint the wings, a beak and claws.

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Learning guide

The physical elements of this make (cutting, sticking and painting) all help develop your little one's fine motor skills. Try not to worry if the painting gets a bit messy – this is a great way for them to express their creativity. Ask your child what makes an owl different from other animals. Which other animals have wings, or a beak? They could have a think about the different parts of the owl as they're crafting, and what they might be useful for.