Purrrrfect toilet roll cat

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Toilet roll cats - make diy cats out of paper rolls or toilet rolls - a great kids craft

Transform humble toilet rolls into these cool cats. All it takes is a lick of paint and some gluing and sticking. For this craft we’ve made three smart looking pussy cats.
 
You can make your toilet roll cat in any colour or style you like. We know they’ll be the coolest cats in town.

Summary:

Time: 10 minutes
Age: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Toilet roll cats - make diy cats out of paper rolls or toilet rolls - a great kids craft
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You will need:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Wool – grey or black
  • Googly eyes
  • Tiny pom poms – black
  • Glue
  • Scissors

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Toilet roll cats - make diy cats out of paper rolls or toilet rolls - a great kids craft
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Step 1: Fold the top of your toilet roll

Fold the top of one side of your tube into the centre. Then do the same at the other side.

You end up with a nice curved edge with two sticking up corners that look like ears.

It should stay put when folded down, but if you need to you can glue one side on top of the other.

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Toilet roll cats - make diy cats out of paper rolls or toilet rolls - a great kids craft
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Step 2: Choose how tall your cat will be

You can leave the tube as it is to make a nice tall cat.

Or cut off some of the bottom of the tube to make medium sized cats and little kittens.

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Step 3: Paint your tube

Paint your tube all over. We used acrylic paint, which covers the cardboard in a thick coat.

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Toilet roll cats - make diy cats out of paper rolls or toilet rolls - a great kids craft
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Step 4: Add some details

Paint on any stripes or patches of colour on your cat and paint two pink triangle for the inner ears.

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Step 5: Add some cat’s eyes

Glue on two google eyes.

If you don’t have any you can cut some white card into small circles and stick them on.

Then paint a black dot in the centre.

Or simply paint on your cat’s eyes.

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Step 6: Add the whiskers

Cut three small lengths of wool and glue them on to make the cat’s whiskers.

Again, if you prefer you can just paint on the whiskers instead.

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Step 7: Add the nose and mouth

Glue a teeny tiny pom pom over the whiskers for the nose. A button would work well too.

Then paint on a nice smile or draw it on with a black Sharpie pen.

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Step 8: Add a tail

Make a small hole at the back of your tube and poke a pipe cleaner through.

Bend the end of the pipe cleaner on the inside of the tube down a little, to hold it in place.

Then curl the other end of your pipe cleaner to make your cat’s tail.

Why not make a whole family of cats – each with his own cool cat style?

 

Toilet roll cats - make diy cats out of paper rolls or toilet rolls - a great kids craft