I wanted to start this post off with a funny story, and it’s the true reason behind these toilet paper roll puppets. One morning after I got out of the shower, I was talking to my husband about cutting my hair.
We changed the topic and I went out to eat my breakfast. As I am sitting at the kitchen table, eating oatmeal, I hear SNIP! I thought, Oh no did she really just do what I thought she did? Did she?
Sure enough, my husband comes around behind me to see what was going on and there it was. A small piece of my hair about the length of your pinkie on the floor. My daughter heard us talking and sneak attacked me!
I wasn’t mad. I laughed about the situation, but of course, I explained to her why we don’t do something like this. After that, I left her finish the job! We clipped my hair and let her cut the rest off. My husband tried to straighten it out, but I’m still a bit cock-eyed. Haha!
So there you have it. That was my inspiration to create this toilet roll puppet. Let’s move forward…
Have you ever seen the yarn hair cutting faces made from paper? These are a great idea, but I find them challenging for little hands. It’s hard to hold the paper and cut the yarn. Therefore, the best part about this puppet is that it can stand up on its own.
These toilet paper roll puppets are an easy project that has a lot to offer kids. Children get to practice their cutting skills while encouraging fine motor activity. Since the yarn dangles, it creates a little bit more of a challenge than cutting a piece of paper in a straight line.
How to Build the Toilet Paper Roll Puppets
- Toilet paper roll
- Hole puncher
- Start by taking one end of the toilet paper roll and pitch it together. As you hold it together, take the hole puncher and punch several holes in a line across the top.
- After cut the yarn in larger sections. You are going to fold it in half, so make sure you have enough for long hair. For each hole, insert two pieces of yarn into the hole. It will be four strands of hair. When you push the strings through the hole, open up the loop in the string, and fold the other end of the strings through the loop. For extra support, I tied the strings once to ensure it doesn’t come out of the loop.
- Now it is time to draw your person on the front of the toilet paper roll. Afterward, give your child the pair of scissors and let them style their own puppet’s hair! Once finished let the playing begin! It is best to make two puppets so you can play along with them.
I hope you enjoyed making thess toilet paper roll puppets! Let me know in the comments below.