Monday, July 28, 2014

Green Kids Smart Kids: Toilet paper roll sea and water creatures {round-up}

Starting today, we'll have a weekly post with round-up of links featuring different types of crafts, activities and other projects aimed towards growing Green Kids Smart Kids.

This week we are sharing different crafts from toilet paper roll cardboard inserts where kids can transform them into different water and sea animals! Perfect for summer crafts, plus it's cheap and from materials we all have at hand!

Let's start with some FROGS

Toilet paper roll, scraps of construction paper and some green paint are needed for this easy frog craft from Busy Bee

Printer for a template, toilet paper roll, scissors and a glue should be at hand for this printable frog craft from DLTK - kids. And another version of the same craft can be found here.

You can also try this frog craft found on

Next, few HIPPO crafts from toilet paper rolls... has 2 versions of printable hippo crafts using toilet paper rolls, template, scissors and glue: version 1 and version 2 (coloring pencils optional).

And, there are always the cutest creatures, like these OCTOPUSES:

Simple and lovely dotted octopus creating using scissors, some paint and googly eyes can be found at Laughing kids learn.

Even easier version of an octopus can be found at Untrained Housewife blog along with some other toilet paper roll crafts.

And a bit more demanding crafting creating an awesome octopus from

Here are several FISH crafts....

Simple fish crafted from toilet paper roll and paper plate found at Meaningful Mama.

And awesome but a bit harder to craft Japanese flying carp craft from toilet paper rolls from Squirrely minds.

At the end, Alex toys has created this lovely craft kit with ocean animals you can purchase at

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