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Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Turn those empty cardboard rolls into something magical with this unicorn toilet paper roll craft tutorial for kids! It’s a super fun recycled craft!

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A Unicorn Craft for Kids of All Ages

Many kids are enamored by mythical creatures, like dragons and mermaids, fairies, and leprechauns. But unicorns are very likely to be the most famous of them all! With unicorn lovers of all ages, this unicorn toilet paper roll craft is perfect to bring kids of all ages together!

Not only does this craft feature a unicorn, the legendary and fairy-tale book animal, but it also reuses material that would have otherwise been tossed to the wayside.

Everyone uses toilet paper, but whatever is there to do with the toilet paper roll? Make art out of it, of course! 

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An Easy Kids Recycled Craft

This craft is great for parents looking for an artistic activity to fill some of that extra time at home. Also, most households will have all the necessary materials for it, making this an easy and inexpensive project.

With how accessible this craft is, it would be ideal for an art teacher who has been giving lessons over video meetings with her/his students! 

Kids, tweens, and teens alike will enjoy personalizing this simple craft by using only the colors they want the most. Their unicorns could be pink, white and purple, or a kaleidoscope of rainbow colors!

These creative design decisions will be all your kid’s own. And really, isn’t that what crafts are all about – fostering creativity?

Toilet Paper Roll Unicorn - a Recycled Craft for Kids

Making the Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft

What You’ll Need: 

  • PDF template (it’s in our Freebies Library! See below to join & sign-in!)
  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Colorful craft paper (crafter’s choice!)
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil 
  • Markers, gel pens or something similar
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More in-depth directions come with the PDF template, but I’ll give you the general gist on how to turn a toilet paper roll into a unicorn. 

You will need to print the PDF with all the templates on it. There are 13 templates, with corresponding numbers, along with flower swirls and leaves, so to be ready cut out each template design.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to create the unicorn’s body, hair, and tail. The swirly flower designs can be left up to the creator’s discretion to include or not, but the horn will be the finishing touch to your unicorn!

Voila! If you enjoyed bringing magic to life, let us know by tagging us on Instagram @ThatKidsCraftSite

How to Make Your Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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Unicorn Toilet Paper Tube Craft

Unicorn made out of paper and a toilet paper roll

Make your own recycled craft with some colorful paper and an empty toilet paper tube!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost Less than $5


  • Downloadable Template (located in Freebies Library of
  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Colorful Craft Paper in your choice of colors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors


    1. Print and cut out all of the pieces of the template.
    2. Trace the pieces of the template onto the colorful paper.
    3. Start with the unicorn's hair. Glue pieces 1, 2, and 3 and glue them together over the larger piece.
    4. Wrap white or colorful paper around the tube and glue or tape it in place. Draw on the eyes.
    5. Glue the unicorn's hair to the tube above and between the eyes.
    6. Next, let's make the flowers. Start curling the flower pieces and glue the end to the rolled part. Put a dab of glue on the bottom of the flower to keep it together.
    7. Glue the flowers on the unicorn. Cut out and glue leaves between the flowers for further decoration.
    8. Glue the ears to either side of the unicorn.
    9. Cut out the horn and glue it on the unicorn's head.
    10. Cut out the blush/cheek part and glue them beneath the eyes.
    11. Use pieces 11, 12, and 13 to make the tail. Glue them together with the smaller pieces going over the larger pieces.
    12. Let everything dry and you're ready to go!

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