Rainy day toddler activity : paper roll animals


Even thought it’s summer, we still had couple of rainy days. I know, we could still go outside and look for snails and frogs, but somehow I didn’t really fell like it ;). Instead I took out from recycling some toilet paper rolls, paint and plastic eyes from dollar store.
And we got dirty with paint, our hands got sticky with glue, and we didn’t even notice when lunch time arrived :). If you would like to make one of these creations here is what you’ll need :

Toilet paper rolls
Plastic goggly eyes

Start by painting paper rolls. I wanted one black, one white and two colourful, but they turned out kind of mixed. And I think it’s just fine :). My daughter wanted me to paint face on to some of them, so I did a squirrel and a dog ( or a rabbit, you choose ).


Cut stripes of paper roll for ears, and little triangles and half circles – they will make for a nose and paws:


Let your toddler glue the eyes,ears, nose and paws.


Now, are you ready for some role play ? Have fun with these ! 🙂



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  1. Awe – your pictures are adorable! Love the little hands 🙂 This is a great idea – my little guy loves to paint, and he’s 6 so I could totally make dinner while he makes some of these! I will do it this weekend! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday Linky Party. We’re so glad to have you! Come back again next week (Sunday 6pm PST!) Julia (Oh and I’m pinning and sharing!)

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