Turn Your Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Into an Octopus Art Project

How to create an octopus with toilet paper
Toddler simple art project steps with recycled toilet paper roll

This toilet roll octopus is an easy craft activity for toddlers. Teach your child the letter O for Octopus and expose them to the sea animals.

Supplies you will need:

  • 1 recycled toilet paper roll
  • Paint or colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers to draw eyes and circles


  1. Cut the colored paper 3/4 longer than the toilet paper's height. (or paint the toilet paper roll and let it dry instead).
    Cut out colored paper for art project
  2. Wrap the colored paper around toilet paper roll and clue the ends.
    Wrap color paper around toilet paper roll
  3. Cut 8 strips legs 2/3 of the length of the toilet paper.
    Cut the ends of the toilet paper
  4. Curl it the strips.
    Curl the strips of paper in the end
  5. Mark your eyes and circles.
    Cut out small pieces of paper to make eyes and face
  6. Display your newly creative art craft where daddy can see it!