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Unicorn Toilet Roll Craft

Upcycle your toilet rolls and make this beautiful unicorn toilet roll craft. A great DIY project to make with the kids!

holding pink paper roll unicorn

Can you ever have enough unicorn craft projects? There’s something so magical and adorable about these mythical creatures that we keep coming back to recreating them.

You can display these toilet roll unicorns around your home and show off your kids’ nifty crafting skills. They’d look utterly fabulous on your kids’ craft tables, too!

three paper roll unicorns

This DIY unicorn-themed project is super easy to make, and all you need are a few empty toilet paper rolls.

holding two paper roll unicorns

So let’s take a look at everything you’ll need to make this DIY project. Don’t worry, it really is as simple as it looks, and you’ll have your unicorn ready in no time at all!

What You’ll Need for Unicorns

  • Colored paper
  • Small piece of white paper
  • Yarns
  • Double-sided tape or glue
  • Markers
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glitter glue (optional)
  • Decorative flowers (optional)

craft supplies

How to Make Unicorn Toilet Roll Craft

 

Now you know what supplies you’ll need for this project. So, go ahead and grab them. Here’s a complete step-by-step tutorial for you to help you make your very own DIY Unicorn toilet roll craft.

Step 1

The first order of business would be to grab your ruler and marker. You will need to measure and mark the dimensions of the toilet roll on your paper of choice.

tracing paper roll on paper

Remember to roll the toilet roll up the length of the paper to mark the entire circumference. Use the marker to mark out the dimensions.

measuring on paper with ruler

Step 2

Grab a pair of scissors and carefully cut your paper along the measurements. It is a great opportunity for your kids to learn how to cut paper, under your supervision, of course!

cutting out coloured paper

Step 3

The next step is to glue the paper around the toilet paper roll. Alternatively, you can use other adhesives like sticky tape or even double-sided tape.

Make sure you wrap the paper around the roll carefully; pay heed to any possible creases along the edges.

Here’s a quick tip: you can roll your paper beforehand—without making any indents or pressing down on it. This will make it easier for you to stick the paper to the roll without worrying about creases.

wrapping coloured paper to paper roll

Step 4

Grab your yarn(s) of choice and fold them several times to get the desired length. Cut off the tail when you’re satisfied.

cutting piece of yarn

three sections of coloured yarn

If you’re using different colors of yarn, place them over each other. Then, you can tie them together in place with another bit of yarn.

knotting end of yarn

Cut off the looped ends, making sure to cut all the edges evenly. Go ahead and make your tail and mane in this manner!

cutting end of yarn

two bundles of yarn

Step 5

It’s time to cut out your unicorn’s ears. Using a pencil, draw the pattern on the paper—preferably white for the inner ear and pink for the outer—and cut out the shapes.

cutting out paper for ears

Step 6

Glue the pieces together. Once you’ve allowed them to dry completely, stick the ears onto the rim of your toilet roll.

two unicorn ears

attaching ears to paper roll

Step 7

It’s time to attach the mane and the tail! Go ahead and secure the man into a ponytail-like cascade at the top end.

attaching yarn to paper roll

yarn hair on unicorn

Here’s an optional tip: if you cut out a little triangle on the back of the toilet roll, you can loop your tail through it.

attaching yarn tail to unicorn

Step 8

This is probably my favorite part of the process: embellishing and decorating your already fabulous unicorn!

Go crazy with the glitter; let your creativity take you and your unicorn where you both need to go!

adding decorations for unicorn

holding unicorn with yarn

Step 9

Let’s not forget the infamous unicorn horn, of course! First, cut a small piece of paper into a triangle.

rolling paper for horn

Grabbing one of the longer ends, start rolling the triangle inward until you get a nice big horn with a pointy tip, like you see below.

rolled paper horn

Carefully secure the horn in place inside the toilet roll with glue or tape. Don’t forget, you can bedazzle the horn with little gems, rhinestones and glitter!

attaching horn to unicorn

adding glitter to horn

Step 10

The final step is to draw a long and lush sweep of curly black lashes and eyes for your gorgeous unicorn. A black or purple marker should do the trick!

drawing eyes on unicorn

And, voila! Your super simple and super special unicorn toilet roll craft is all ready!

You can check out these 20 toilet paper roll crafts, or perhaps this DIY pencil case out of toilet rolls  for some more creative  inspiration!

three completed paper roll unicorns

Here’s an idea! If your unicorn’s yan tail is long enough, you can even braid the ends together!

Tie the ends in place with a bit of yarn, and you’ve got a gorgeous, lush and braided tail. You can braid the mane, too, of course!

holding pink unicorn

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Yield: multiple unicorns

Unicorn Toilet Roll Craft

unicorn craft

Have a few toilet paper rolls lying around? Instead of throwing them away, make these DIY unicorn crafts. A perfect, cheap, and easy kid craft.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0.50

Materials

  • Colored paper
  • Small piece of white paper
  • Yarns
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Decorative flowers (optional)

Tools

  • Double-sided tape or glue
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glitter glue (optional)

Instructions

  1. Gather your supplies.
  2. Measure and mark the dimensions of the toilet roll. Subsequently, cut the paper in the dimension of the toilet roll.
  3. Stick the paper around the roll. Remember to smoothen out any creases or unwanted folds when necessary. Set it aside to let it dry completely.
  4. Cut out lengths of yarn for the mane and the tail. Make sure the tail is longer than the mane.
  5. Secure the mane and tail in place. If you like, cut out a tine triangle at the bottom of the toilet roll and loop the tail through it.
  6. Decorate your Unicorn toilet roll with embellishments, glitter, rhinestones and whatever you fancy. Decorative flowers and sparkles are optional, but would certainly jazz up your unicorn.
  7. Cut out a small triangular scrap of paper. Next, roll one end inwards to form a spear-like shape. This will be your unicorn’s horn. Don’t forget to bedazzle the horn, too!
  8. Finally, grab a black marker and draw your unicorn’s lashes, eyes and a spot of blush right for a little something extra. Your unicorn toilet roll craft is all ready!
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