Making a Toilet Roll Flower-in-a-Pot

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August 11, 2018

A decorative paper flower in a recycled toilet paper tube planter.Here is a fun craft for the kids! Turn empty toilet rolls into flower pots. Cut flowers from cardstock and use them to fill the pots. It's a great activity to celebrate summer! Each toilet roll will make two pots, so why not fill the whole window sill with colorful flowers?


Total Time: 15 minutes per flower pot

Yield: 2 flower pots


  • printed copy of the provided pattern sheet
  • empty toilet paper roll
  • A5 light pink shimmer cardstock
  • A6 cerise pink cardstock
  • A6 green sugar paper
  • one bamboo kebab skewer
  • vintage chalk paint kenton brown
  • leaf green felt-tip pen
  • Pigma Micron 08 black pen
  • blue Giotto décor opaque metal pen
  • thick paintbrush
  • pencil
  • standard scissors
  • sharp kitchen knife
  • newspaper to protect the working area
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
Toilet Roll Flower-in-a-Pot Kids Craft - template for the flower, leaves, and flower center


  1. The following should be done by an adult: Use the sharp knife to cut the toilet roll in half. Each half will be a flower pot.
  2. Toilet Roll Flower-in-a-Pot Kids Craft - cut the TP rolls in half
  3. Paint the inside and outside of the toilet roll pots with the kenton brown chalk paint and allow to dry thoroughly.
  4. Toilet Roll Flower-in-a-Pot Kids Craft - paint the inside and the outside of the rolls and allow to dry

  5. Use the green felt-tip pen to color the kebab stick.
  6. An adult will need to assist with this step: Cut two pieces from the colored kebab stick - each piece should be 3.4" long. Tip: If necessary, use the kitchen knife to cut the pieces.
  7. Glue a piece of kebab stick to the inside of each toilet roll pot. The kebab stick pieces will be the stems of the flowers.
  8. Toilet Roll Flower-in-a-Pot Kids Craft - glue the kebab stick to the inside of the TP tube
  9. Trace two flowers on to the light pink shimmer cardstock and cut them out. Glue a flower to the top of each flower stem.
  10. Toilet Roll Flower-in-a-Pot Kids Craft - cut out 2 flowers and glue one on each stick
  11. Trace and cut two circles from the cerise pink cardstock and glue a circle to the centre of each flower.
  12. Toilet Roll Flower-in-a-Pot Kids Craft - trace and cut out 2 circles for the flower centers, glue in place

  13. Trace and cut four leaves from the green sugar paper. Use the black pen to add veins to the leaves, and then glue two leaves to each flower pot.
  14. Toilet Roll Flower-in-a-Pot Kids Craft - trace and cut out 4 leaves, add detail with pen and glue 2 to each flower pot
  15. Use the blue metal pen to add dots to the cerise pink centre of each flower.
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