Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Raise your hands if you love unicorns! This unicorn toilet paper roll craft is the cutest ever! The clever use of yarn to make the mane really turns this craft into a wonderful display.

Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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Unicorns are magical and we love them, we’ve shared quite a few fun tutorials already – like this how to draw a unicorn tutorial, or the many cool unicorn crafts and activities we have in our exclusive members area.

This toilet paper roll craft will be especially popular with the fairy tale lovers (which are usually all kids).

Ready to make one or two? Let’s get crafty!

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What you need:

  • toilet paper rolls or kitchen paper towel paper rolls
  • acrylic yarn (preferably in rainbow color)
  • craft paints (white, pink, blue…) or colored paper
  • glue
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • cardstock or craft foam for horn
  • cardstock for ears


Step by Step Tutorial

You can either paint the paper rolls or wrap them with colored paper.

If wrapping with paper, cut a strip of paper as wide as the paper roll and glue it around the paper roll.

Time to make the mane and the tail. Put 2-3 fingers together (2 for mane, 3 for tail), depending on size you are working with and wrap yarn around them over and over until you have a thick “circle” of yarn.

Pull the yarn off your fingers, gently (you should see a “ring” or a “circle”. Tie the yarn up, still keeping the circle shape (think of ring on a necklace). Cut the circle of yarn, close to the knot you tied. Trim the shape if necessary.

Repeat for the tail (using 3-4 fingers).

Glue the yarn mane inside the top of the toilet paper tube, leaving some of it hang out and over the toilet paper roll.

Glue the larger tail yard on the middle of the toilet paper tube in the back.

Cut a horn shape and stick it on the mane.

Cut ears from cardstock, stick them on the mane or paper roll.

Draw the eyes with black marker (you can also use googly eyes).

Dip your finger into pink paint or dip the eraser (from a pencil with an eraser) in paint and dab on the roll to make pink cheeks.

All done! You’ve made a Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids

Project contributed by Jacquelyn W.

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