DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Zeus Toilet Paper Roll Craft
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
In Greek mythology, Zeus is the ruler of Mount Olympus
and god of the sky. The Olympian brothers (Zeus, Poseidon
and Hades) each received a weapon to battle the titans: Zeus
received the lightning bolt, Poseidon received the trident
and Hades received the helmet of invisibility -- after they
defeated the Titans they drew lots to see who would rule
what -- Zeus the sky, Poseidon the seas and Hades the
- a tp roll,
- something to colour with,
- a piece of paper
- Print out the template of choice.
- Colour 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 tp roll (this is his belt).
- Fold the tabs on the feet 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 lightning bolt into one of 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).
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