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 ! 🙂



10 Comments on Rainy day toddler activity : paper roll animals

  1. mumhugs
    June 27, 2014 at 10:20 pm (6 years ago)

    We’ll try doing this once I finish my to-do list 🙂

    • Joanna
      June 27, 2014 at 10:31 pm (6 years ago)

      Great! I hope you’ll have as much fun as we did ! 🙂

  2. brepurposed
    June 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Such a cute little craft!

  3. bloominghomestead
    June 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Such a fun idea, I bet the kids love!

  4. howdothejonesdoit
    June 28, 2014 at 5:50 pm (6 years ago)

    Very creative! Thank you for sharing!

  5. juliaklimek
    July 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm (6 years ago)

    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!)

    • Joanna
      July 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you! I hope he’ll have fun !

  6. Amy @ StowandtellU
    September 14, 2014 at 8:55 am (6 years ago)

    This will keep my nieces and nephews busy for sure. They’re adorable! Pinning


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