Making a Recycled Toilet Paper Tube Owl

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September 8, 2015

Easy Recycled Owl - finished owlChildren will love this idea because it is quick, easy, and you can't really go wrong. It is made from stuff that most family households have around the home.


Total Time: About 15minutes to half an hour, depending on the child

Yield: 1


  • 1 toilet tissue middle, or similar cardboard tube
  • 1 small piece of paper - enough to wrap around the tube
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 glue stick
  • paints, crayons, or pens to colour with
Easy Recycled Owl - Supplies for making the paper tube owl.


  1. Cut the paper to the width of the cardboard tube and long enough to wrap around and overlap.
  2. Easy Recycled Owl - Cutting paper
  3. Glue the paper to the tube using the glue stick.
  4. Easy Recycled Owl - Gluing paper to the toilet paper tube.
  5. Press in on the top of the wrapped tube with your fingers on both sides to make the ears.
  6. Easy Recycled Owl - Folding to tube to make ears.

  7. Draw or paint on the ears, eyes, beak, and the claws.
  8. Easy Recycled Owl - Drawing a face on the owl.
  9. Colour them in and add the wings.
  10. Easy Recycled Owl - Adding color to the owl.
  11. And a speckled chest and eyelashes.
  12. Easy Recycled Owl - The finished owl.
  13. Isn't that a clever wise old owl?
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