Toilet Roll Farm Animal Crafts for Preschoolers
We love all crafting with toddlers, kindergartners and preschoolers! They have many things in common – they (usually) love to get stuck in, they love to make “lots” and they LOVE animals – espeically farm animals. Well.. as a fan of Toilet Roll Crafts here on Red Ted Art, I thought I would share our collection of Toilet Roll Farm Animal Crafts with you today.
Kids of all ages can of course enjoy making these toilet roll farm anmals.. I just find that preschoolers especially are drawn to these. And often will end up playing with them for hours afterwards. These farmyard animal crafts are perfect for homeschool preschool or the more traditional classroom environment. too!
We particularly love working with toilet paper rolls, as they are a free resource and environmentally friendly. You can of course also use the cardboard tubes from the inside of Kitchen Paper Towels if you prefer. Move of paper plates.. we LOVE toilet rolls! Check out the cuteness you can create!
Toilet Paper Roll Scarecrow
I am gooing to be unconventional and start things off with our stinking cute Toilet Roll Scarecrow rather than the farmyard animals..! But Scarecrows are part of the farm too, right? And I really didn’t want you to misse them “at the end of the post” somewhere. These little scarecrows are SOOOOO popular with kindergartners and preschoolers and every year a ton of these are made all over the world (I know, because I get tagged on Instagram and Facebook!). One year, we made a set in the colours from Julia Donaldson’s The Scarecrow’s Wedding.. SO CUTE!
More wonderful and Easy Scarecrow Crafts
Toilet Roll Chicken Craft
First up the Toilet Roll Chicken! I love this one, as it is so “clever” – the little pyramid shape is super easy to create.. and you don’t even have to paint the toilet roll yellow or white to make this a cute craft. This first craft is your super duper quick and easy 5 minute craf. Oh and did I mention you could fill the chicken with treats? Yep! They double up as treat boxes too! Yay.
If you are looking for more a tradtional chick toilet paper roll craft, I am sneaking in this cork chick.. Just as a guide for you as you can easily adapt the design to toilet paper rolls. Grab some yellow paint. Some yellow paper for the little chick wings and you are all set! I love how the features – i.e. eyes and beak are drawn on. But again, you can cut them out from paper or felt too! Or add googly eyes if you wish. Always popular with preschoolers. Such cuteness!
See more Easy Chick Crafts for Kids.
Toilet Paper Roll Pig Craft
No farmyard would be the a farm, without some adorable Toilet Roll Pigs, right?! Once again our little piggies are super easy to make. Here they are featured with a “Big bad wolf” for a story of the Three Little Pigs. But if you change the Wolf’s eye brows, and do away with the teeth, switch the colours out and add some patches, this could easily be a sweet Farmyard Dog too! If you want to keep these a little “low mess”, you can wrap your toilet roll in pink paper instead of using pink paint! Then add features with a black marker…
See more Easy Pig Crafts for Kids.
Toilet Paper Roll Sheep Craft
I have two toilet roll sheep for you today. I think I prefer the first one – ie this Shaun the Sheep Craft… as it is a little easier to make AND we love yarn wrapping.. Yarn wrapping is a wonderful activity for preschoolers – encouraging fine motor skills, but also a super tactile craft! And.. as you are yarn wrapping your cardboard tube, you can make this a very “low mess” activity by avoiding the white paint! You could cut your toilet rolls in half and make little lambs too!
My other sheep was a little more labout intensive.. ha! But I DO love the cotton wool as did the kids. So you could give this Cotton Wool Toilet Roll Sheep a go to!
See more Easy Sheep Crafts for Kids.
Toilet Paper Roll Goats
Farm Wife Crafts to the rescue with these adorable Toilet Roll Goats – which I confess, I did not have in my farmyard crafts repetoire. Again, I love the cotton wool, as will your toddlers and preschoolers. And how cute is the little heart nose? Fabulous! Just cut out your simple shapes from brown construction paper (ears and horns), glue them on with the cotton wool and large googly eyes and done.. Such a fun activity!
Check out our Easy Goat Bookmark Craft
Toilet Paper Roll Cow
So this little guy is in fact a yak craft.. but I do think a yak and a highland cow, especially when crafting are pretty similar! So I guess this is a bit of a “cheat” as far as Toilet Paper Roll Cows go.. but to keep you happy, we also have:
… this Toilet Paper Roll Cow by Crafts by Amanda! As you can see, it is a very similar make, you just have to work with different colours!
See more Easy Cow Crafts for Kids.
Toilet Paper Roll Horse
I have QUITE made a toilet paper roll horse either.. but I HAVE Made a Toilet Paper Roll Unicorn before.. so surely that counts.. right?! Same craft.. just leave out the horn and and the wings!
Handmade Charlotte has a beautiful Toilet Roll Horse (stuffed with treats as party favours) too! That tissue paper mane is just lovely.. and love that this is still biodegradable. You may be able to use strong cardstock instead of popsicle sticks for legs too! Add little nostrils and eyes in pen if you wish. But I love them plain as they are!
Check our the rest of your Easy Unicorn Crafts for kids, for Horsey inspiration.
Toilet Roll Cat
Last few now.. here is our super sweet Toilet Roll Cat Craft! They even have a tail on the reverse side. So sweet.
Toilet Paper Roll Dog
And of course every farm needs a dog! We have a super fun Cardboard Tube Dog Marionette from many years ago.. OR…..
…Frugal Fun For Boys, has also made these cute Toilet Paper Roll Dogs! How fun!
Toilet Roll Rabbits
Finally.. though I know you saw our little cork rabbits up above, we do have our own Toilet Roll Bunny Rabbits again. Again, they are super quick and easy low mess make, unless you choose to paint your toilet rolls first! Grab your scissors, cut out some simple shapes and add them to your toilet paper roll. Then add final features with a black marker pen and maybe some fun googly eyes and you are done!
More Easy Rabbit Crafts for kids.
Want even more Fun Farm Animal Crafts?!
More fun farm animal crafts coming soon!!! Watch this space… but in order to wjhet your appetite, check out these following:
- Paper Plate Crafts – Piggy masks and Rocking Pigs
- Mice Finger Puppets – well surely, you will find a mouse or two at the farm!
- Paper Handpuppets Dogs – great for pretend play (no printable templates needed.. so easy to make!)
- Our adorable Mother Hen And Chick Eggs are the perfect craft for any preschooler exploring the egg life cycle
Want more Farm Animal Craft ideas? Check out our Farmyard Bookmar Corner Designs: