Toilet Paper Tube Owl (Kids Craft) With Linky



When my two older boys were younger I participated in weekly activity (reading a book to them and doing a craft to go with the story I read) with them and shared with other bloggers who did the same.  Fast forwarding and a few kids later who I did not do this with (yeah I know I am sure I will not get the mother of the year award). I decided to pick back up and do this with my preschooler. For the next few weeks we will be reading books about animals and doing a craft that coincides with the book. 


This wee we did Fantastic Forest  by Tony Mitton. This book is not just educational but it is interactive. My son loved it.  The craft we did with it was an owl which is a forest animal.


owl craft



Toilet Paper Tube Owl 



Toilet paper tube


2 Googly eyes

Cardstock (for the wings and beak)



I had my son paint the toilet paper tube 1st. Then once it was dried I folded the top down leaving each sides of the top sticking up so it looks like the owl’s ears. Then next my son glued the googly eyes on. While he did this I cut out a triangle in orange card stock for the beak and then with brown card stock I freehand a pair of wings. Then he glued everything on and allowed to dry.

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 What toilet paper tube crafts have you made with your children? 


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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is such a cute idea. My kids would love to make their own owl.

  2. Melissa Smith says:

    Oh how cute! My 3 year old loves owls so I think we’ll be doing this very. very soon.

  3. Gosh! Isn’t it funny how we do things with our older 2 kids we don’t with our younger ones? I don’t think it’s always a bad thing though. I’m visiting from Weekly Wrap UP!

  4. What a cute craft and a great idea to get kids reading! Love it!

  5. That is so cute! I love that the most adorable crafts can be made out of the simplest household items!

  6. A-DORABLE! Love this little owl so much!

  7. What a cute craft for kids. I will make sure to make it with my daughter this weekend. She will have a blast

  8. What a great craft! I love things like this that help kids get and stay interested in what they are reading. My son is a very hands on learner so crafts and activities are his thing.

  9. Oh how cute! I love doing that with books and making the characters come to life. My kiddos love it too! Super cute and fun!

  10. These are really cute, my daughter will love making these

  11. Adorable idea for a kids craft day this spring

  12. I’ve never been a fan of using leftover toilet paper cardboard. However, this is a super cute idea. My little guy loves owls. Hoot hoot!

  13. This is so adorable. We just got a new book about an owl that my boys love….can’t wait to do this craft with them. Pinning!

  14. Catherine S says:

    The owl is so cute. This sounds like a great book. I think my little nephew would really enjoy it

  15. Very cute! We are always making things with toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes, haha!

  16. This is so clever and I bet the kids love making it, too!

  17. What a cute craft project. Plus a great use for old toilet paper tubes.

  18. Chasity Boatman says:

    This would be so cute to do with my son! We just happened to end a paper roll today. I’m definitely going to try this!

  19. Great way to keep kids interacting with books that they have read. Reading is fundamental

  20. Oh these are so cute and super easy to make. I have to try these with my kids this summer

  21. What a clever idea. My kids would love to do this!

  22. Kimberly Bergeron says:

    Those were the days, making crafts with the kids!

  23. I remember doing this sort of stuff as a kid, but I completely forgot about it. Such fun rainy day activities! I remember making “binoculars” out of mine hahahahahah so creative.

  24. That’s such a cute way to recycle the toilet tub! So simple, I am sure my girls could do it unassisted too!

  25. Out of all the crafts that I’ve done with children, I never knew to use a tube to construct an owl. How did I miss this opportunity. I’m sharing this on my “School Ideas” Pinterest board.

  26. I like the idea of this its always great to keep the kids active

  27. This is such a cute and easy project to make with kids!! I love that it ties into a the book that you read.

  28. M: k&m: The stay-at-home life says:

    I love doing crafts to go along with a book, this one is great.

  29. This is so cute, what a fun craft to do with the kids!

  30. This is such a cute idea. I am always looking for cool new crafts to try…and this not only looks fun it also looks easy to make.

  31. Rebecca Swenor says:

    This is totally an amazingly creative idea and I have to admit I never did this with my two boys. I guess I don’t get mother the year either. I can get aunty of the year though. I am going to do this with my niece’s kids and share with my sister for when my nephew gets older. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  32. This is SUCH a cute idea!! I’m having a link party Seasons on Saturday and would love if you would come share this!!

  33. What a super fun idea! I love it!

  34. This is just such a cute post!! Love this!

  35. This is the cutest craft ever! I have never made toilet paper crafts with my kids but they would love this.

  36. What a cute little owl. We’ve made turkeys out of the rolls before. It is fun, and easy too. 🙂

  37. Such a cute project. I love it!

  38. Such a cute project! With summer holidays approaching in 2 months.. these will come in really handy to keep this kids occupied.

  39. What a great idea. I wish I had time to be better mom.

  40. Cute! Owls are all the rage right now!

  41. None and I feel completely inadequate now because this is so cute. Great idea.

  42. That is so cute, my son would love this owl crafts, you’re awesome and very creativity.

  43. This is such a cute craft to do with the kids. I love the literature connection too.

  44. Jacqueline says:

    This is very simple– I like that they could actually complete this quickly without making a huge mess or getting frustrated. Great!

  45. I love this idea so much. What a great way to reuse those tiolet paper tubes and I love the owl.

  46. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    This is so cute and it looks like a fun craft to make with the kids! Owls are so popular right now.

  47. What a fun craft to do with the kids! Great linky too if you’re looks for things to do with your children.

  48. Too cute! My lil’ guy and I make our fair share of Paper Roll Creations. We’ll be adding owls to our collection very soon. Thank you for sharing at the Home Matters Party! Stop back by this Friday; The Door Opens at 12am EST.

  49. It is a great idea to make crafts with children from things around the house. It teaches them the importance of re-using rather than wasting.

  50. What a fun and cute craft. I am going to share with my niece as I am sure she will want to make these with the daycare kids.

  51. Kids love to make activities like this. Super cute owl!

  52. I need to start saving my toilet paper rolls. My son is all about crafts so this is helpful!

  53. Cute idea to make the owl. My daughter is always saving the rolls and I never can think of things to make with them. I also love the idea of reading and crafting to really support the story.

  54. I love pairing books with crafts and activities. This is too cute! I’ll have to check out the book as well! THanks

  55. What an adorable craft idea! I can’t wait to try this with my little one.

  56. I feel like I’m not very crafty, so I appreciate your good ideas for activities. Also, owls are so fun. Thank you!

  57. Love those craft projects that can be done with your little ones. My son always gets a sense of accomplishment after we have finished. This looks simple and clean so hopefully we can do it next weekend. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  58. This is a really cute way to use empty tp rolls!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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