The animals went in tube by tube
At Wonderbly, we love to dream up new characters. Cuddly, scary, tiny, tall—you name it, we’ve tamed it. So without further ado, here are 12 rather cute creatures you can craft at home with nothing other than a toilet roll, some paint and a bit of imagination. Right then…
All you need
- Toilet roll tubes
- Craft knife (for the more fiddly ones)
- A roaring imagination
Meet the Zoo Rolls!
1. Gemma the Giraffe
Giraffes are the tallest toilet-roll mammal in the world. They can stand within half an hour of being born. Gemma likes to reach up and eat the leaves from your potted plants.
2. Arnold the Alligator
The alligator is a reptile of the Lavatoris Crocodylia family. How is Arnold different from a crocodile? His snout is wide and rounded (and he’s made of card).
3. Radcliffe the Rhino
Radcliffe originates from the plains of southern Asia. He can grow to more than 8 cm tall, and likes to use his horn for bursting balloons.
4. Sssusan the Snake
Sssusan has a joke she’d like to tell you.
Q: What does a snake pirate say?
A: Slither me timbers!
5. Ollie the Owl
The toilet-roll owl’s feathers help it blend into its environment. Ollie is an owlet. When he grows up he wants to be on America’s Got Talons.
6. Toby the Toucan
Toby is a toco toucan, native to South America. Toucans use their banana beaks to peel fruit, their main source of food (other than potato chips).
7. Pam the Panda
Pam is the newest addition to our mini zoo, so she’s a bit shy. In her spare time she enjoys swimming and uploading videos of herself to YouTube.
8. Emperor Petrov the Penguin
Emperor Petrov lives in the Southern Hemisphere of the bathroom. His favourite karaoke song is “I Believe I Can Fly”. You can see him doing the moves in his photo.
9. Lisa the Lion
Unlike other cats, lions are very sociable and live in groups called prides. Lisa is skilled at hunting large mammals such as cardboard zebra and actual wildebeest.
10. Ezra the Elephant
Ezra the Elephant packed his trunk and said goodbye to the circus. Lucky for us. He’s super helpful with the vacuuming.
11. Maeve the Monkey
Meet Maeve, the ninth animal of the Chinese zodiac. She’s less of a party animal than she used to be, but she does love a good monkey bar.
12. Zane the Zebra
Contrary to popular belief, a zebra is not a toilet-roll horse with stripes painted on. Zane is from Africa, and his cousin Marty starred in the animated film Madagascar.
Send us your snaps
If you’ve been inspired to make your own Zoo Rolls, share them with us on the Wonderbly Facebook page — we’d really love to see them!
You can find herds more colorful characters in our much-loved personalized children’s book, The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost Their Name.