Some of you may have seen our TP Roll Three Kings from a while back. Red Ted LOVES them and brings them out all the time for playing. Once we set up our “real nativity”, Red Ted shouted “we need a TP Roll Camel, pleeeeaaase can we make a camel?” How could I refuse such a plea? Though we don’t actually have a full TP Roll Nativity scene – we actually “only” have the three kings, I thought why not? A Toilet Roll Camel we made! Red Ted of course now wants to make the whole nativity, but clearly that is now a project for next year. No rush I say!
Toilet Roll Camel Materials:
- 4 Toilet Rolls
- 5 Sticks
- Masking Tape
- Lots of glue
- Paint in a camel sort of colour
- Googly eyes
- Fabric for saddle
- Wool for halter
Toilet Roll Camel How To:
- We cut one toilet roll to about 2/3s of the size of the others. Then taped this roll + two othes up to create the back and hump.
- We then made holes for the legs and used a hot glue gun to glue them in place. Good PVA glue will also work, but you will have to let it dry over night.
- We then cut the 4th toilet roll down o 2/3s for the head. Made a hole for the neck and connect that with LOTS of hot glue to the rest of the body.
- Once secured, I added more masking tape, to cover all the “holes” and give us a surface to paint.
- The kids then got stuck in painting. Red Ted did the body, Pip Squeak did the head. I love how concentrated and seriously Pip Squeak took the job.
- Once fully dried, we stuck on googly eyes, drew a nose holes and mouth and added details, such as a fabric seat and a halter made from wool. Done!
Red Ted is over the moon with his toilet roll camel. I am pretty pleased too. Only only tricky bit has been photographing him in this dreadful Winter light!