DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This is a fun and simple color, cut and paste paper craft
that uses a toilet paper roll as a base to give it a three dimensional
Perseus is the Greek hero who beheaded
Medusa (the Gorgon with the hair of
snakes). He received many gifts from
Athena and the nymphs to help him
defeat Medusa. His helmet gave him invisibility and his
winged sandals allowed him to travel very quickly. Anyone
who looked at Medusa would be turned to stone -- so Perseus
looked at her using his mirrored shield and as soon as he had
beheaded her, he popped her head in a sack.
Perseus used Medusa's severed head to turn the cruel King
Polydectes to stone in order to save his mother Danae from having
to marry him. (the generic mermaid,
queen crafts in the can be used to
represent a nymph, Polydectes and Danae if you would like all
- a toilet paper roll,
- something to color with,
- a piece of paper
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color the pieces as appropriate and cut them out.
- Glue the large rectangular piece around the toilet paper roll (the
bottom 1/3 is the legs, the top 2/3 is his tunic).
- Glue the thin rectangle around the middle of the toilet paper roll (this is
- Fold the tabs on the winged sandals and glue them inside the tp
roll to give it a three dimensional effect
- Glue the arms to the sides of the toilet paper roll.
- Glue the head onto the top of the toilet paper roll.
- Glue the sack onto the belt.
- Glue the sword and shield into his hands.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Print friendly version of these instructions