Easy to make Paper Roll Animals

I said a while ago in one of the blog posts about Lily’s Art, that we were going to make some paper roll animals. It’s taken longer than I planned to get round to it, but finally here they are. Lily made two animals, a fox and a unicorn. These are fairly easy to make paper roll animals, so if you don’t know how to make them. I will show you the simple steps, to make a really cute fox.

What you will need

  • Obviously you will need a paper roll. We used the bigger kitchen rolls, but any kind will do.
  • Coloured paper – orange or brown, we actually found some orange felt in Lily’s craft stuff, which was a bonus, and really added to the look. (you can paint the rolls instead if you prefer).
  • White paper
  • Glue, scissors, black marker pen/felt tip
  • Googly eyes

Simple instructions

The first thing you need to do is glue the coloured paper to the paper roll. Fold the excess paper at the top inwards from both sides to make an arch, this makes the foxes ears.

Cut the tail out of your coloured paper, and the tip out of white paper, and glue together. Then glue the tail onto the back of the fox.

Finally, cut a heart shape out of white paper, and draw on the facial features with a black marker. Lily chose to use stick on google eyes for here fox. Glue the face on the front and you have your completed fox. Lily added a blue paper straw, because this isn’t any ordinary fox. This is a ninja fox!

Easy to make paper roll animals - fox
the finished ninja fox

Alternative easy to make paper roll animals

If the fox isn’t the animal for you, then there are plenty of other animals too make. There’s lots of different places with instructions for different animals. We found this one https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/ with lots of different ideas. Lily also made a unicorn one, which required getting some coloured string and glitter out.

Easy to make paper roll animals - unicorn

Lily loves the unicorn one, I definitely prefer the fox. Which one do you prefer? What other animal would you like to see made? Feel like making one yourself? We’d love to see what you make. Leave a comment below or find us on Twitter @DadDoesAutism or the Dad Does Autism Facebook page. We’d love to see animals too.

Dad Does Autism

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

18 thoughts on “Easy to make Paper Roll Animals

  • May 10, 2020 at 11:18 am
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    Aww I love these, especially the unicorns mane, it looks so good.

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    • May 10, 2020 at 11:58 am
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      Thank you. Yeah the mane turned out really well, we were both pleased with it.

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  • May 10, 2020 at 12:20 pm
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    When I was a kid, I use to love making things like this! I remember making a rocket out of a coke bottle, toilet paper rolls, and a lot of colourful paper. I think I even used the jaffa cake wrapper thing for the flames cus it was bright orange.

    The fox one looks so cute though and I love the unicorn! Getting creative and making things like this is so great!

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    • May 10, 2020 at 2:45 pm
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      I can vaguely remember making the rocket, way back when. The Jaffa cake wrapper for flames is brilliant.

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  • May 10, 2020 at 12:40 pm
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    I think the fox is cute and the unicorn beautiful so a hard choice. Maybe an owl would be a good shape for a kitchen roll x

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    • May 10, 2020 at 2:46 pm
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      Should have known you’d suggest owl 😂I’ll see if we can find the design for one.

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    • May 10, 2020 at 2:47 pm
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      Thanks. They really are great. They are pretty simple to make but look really good.

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  • May 10, 2020 at 2:17 pm
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    Your blog will be listed as one of my favourite reads from now on. I love all the arts you shared. Reminds me of my childhood. I love doing roll animals when I was in primary school. Thank you for sharing.

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    • May 10, 2020 at 2:49 pm
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      Thank you, that’s really kind of you to say, I really appreciate it 😊

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  • May 10, 2020 at 8:45 pm
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    They look so cute! I think they both look good, and it sounds like a great easy craft activity for kids. Although I’m with Lily, the unicorn wins!

    Sophie

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    • May 11, 2020 at 5:12 pm
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      Thank you, the unicorn definitely seems to be the most popular one.

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    • May 11, 2020 at 5:13 pm
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      Thank you for commenting, they are definitely a great craft idea.

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    • May 11, 2020 at 5:11 pm
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      Thank you, finally someone agrees with me that the fox is the best 😂

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  • May 12, 2020 at 9:21 am
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    Such cool ideas. Both are amazing. Generally I prefer smiley/sleepy eyes but the googly eyes on the fox also look so cute.
    “What other animal would you like to see made?” – How about a kangaroo? You can add another little kangaroo head on the roll. 🙂

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    • May 12, 2020 at 9:57 pm
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      Thank you, I like the sound of a kangaroo too, that would be pretty cool.

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