Toilet roll flowers

Toilet roll flowers

Raid your recycling bin for some great recycled craft activities. These toilet roll flowers are a fun craft activity and would also make a nice Mother's Day gift idea or to give to nanna on a visit.

What you need:

  • 1 x empty toilet roll
  • 1 x bamboo skewer
  • 20cm x 20cm (approx.) of tissue paper or crepe paper
  • 1 x A4 piece of green construction paper or cardboard
  • paint (green, plus any flower colours you want!)
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • glue
  • ruler

Number of players:


Mark the tube at 4cm from each end. Draw 2 rings around the centre of the tube so you know how far to cut in.

With your scissors, fringe-cut the tube from each end, to the rings in the centre. These will be the petals.

Fold the petals back to create the flower.

Paint the flower all over.

Now scrunch the crepe paper into a ball and glue it into the centre of the flower.

To make the stem, paint the bamboo skewer green. Cut two leaf shapes out of the green cardboard and stick them to the skewer/stem.

Pierce the pointy end of the skewer through the bottom edge of the flower until it's stable.

Make as many as you can and put them in a vase.


  • If you have hygiene concerns regarding the use of making crafts from toilet paper rolls, you can cut a paper towel roll or gift wrap tube to use instead, or roll your own tube using card stock.
  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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