Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Toilet Paper Roll Butterflies.

I collect toilet paper rolls like a mad woman…
time to pull out a Springtime craft that will utilize my stash.

Enter the toilet paper roll butterfly!!!!

To make your own you will need:
toilet paper rolls
paint and brushes, (any colours you so wish)
twigs, (one thick one and two thin bits for antennae)
glue gun and glue sticks
creative enthusiastic helpers

To begin cut your toilet paper roll into 4 pieces.

Bend these at both ends so they form a "wing" shape...

like so!

To begin we painted our twig bodies and antennae black…this is optional…you can leave them plain.

Then paint some fancy designs on your "wings".  We did rainbows, polka dots…
we painted the inside of the "wings" as well.
Now let it dry…

Then glue it all together…glue the antennae onto the twig body
and then the wings onto the sides.

It should look something like this!

This was a great rainy day craft that channeled our creativity and LOVE of butterflies and Spring!
Not to mention it was easy to do, even for the littlest amongst us.

Bring on the butterflies!



  1. I love it! Will definitely be saving the next few toilet roll tubes for this project.

    1. If you lived closer I'd gladly give you some of mine…I have saved enough for a lifetime of crafting!!!

  2. How neat is this! We'll have to give this a try! I have a huge stash of tp rolls and am always looking for fun crafts to use them.

  3. I love the rainbow stripes! We made some when we did a butterfly home study and experimented with shaping the wings. There were so many different looks just from changing the shapes around.
    Fun fun!

    1. I saw your beautiful butterflies when I did a google search, (to make sure I wasn't accidentally stealing someone's idea!!!) I love the use of the toilet paper roll as the body…and the wing variations…beautiful! Amazing what you can do with a toilet paper roll and a bit of imagination!!!

  4. These are adorable! Definitely going to do this with my little man. Sharing today on my FB page!

  5. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. The butterflies are so cute, must try these with my little ones.

  7. Oh I LOVE these! Both my girls love butterflies and I know they would love to make these! Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That Wednesday!

    1. Great! I was elated that I finally found a craft that my tween didn't roll her eyes at ;)

  8. These are just darling. I'm featuring them at this week's link party.

    1. Thank you so much! Thrilled that you are sharing them!!! :)

  9. They are absolutely gorgeous - off to pin.

  10. These are so cute! Going to make them tomorrow. Do you need to glue them with a glue gun or would just regular glue work??

  11. Wow they are very beautiful butterflies and so easy to make you could have so much fun decorating them you could get very creative I will have to make some of them next time my grandchildren have a sleep over at my house

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