Cheap & Easy Father’s Day Gift: DIY Toilet Paper Roll Dad Doll

If you are a procrastinator like me, you probably need a quick and easy Father’s Day craft for the kids!  This is quick, easy, and cheap and you probably already have it lying around in your bathroom.  I do like to try and be resourceful and think of ways to use things that could be thrown out as garbage.  Which is why I have a million toilet paper rolls laying around the house because I am trying to figure out ways to utilize them.  So we had Father’s Day crafting time yesterday and this is the result:



So Roo helped me pick out all the colors and told me what was missing as I implemented the ideas.  She even said he needed hands!  I think I even got his hair down?!  I think my little dude shows some resemblance to Honey…don’t you think?!  Well, I just need to give him some glasses and we’ll be all set, maybe I will add them with some wire!

Father's Day Craft Comparison.png  I used pipe cleaners for the arms, construction paper for the hair, belt, and pants, patterned paper for the shirt and tie and adhesive googly eyes!  I found that elmer’s glue was the best for keeping the paper in tact on the toilet paper roll.  You can customize the dad doll to look any way you’d like with yarn for hair of any length, buttons for a shirt, etc.   I had to give him some more pizzazz with a sign so I took a popsicle stick with stickers on each side!  This is a great craft for kids and if they’re younger, like Roo, they will have fun picking out paper and giving you ideas of what they want their Dad doll to look like!  My friend gave me a great idea to make a whole family out of this so coming soon will be the Mom doll and Baby doll!  Hope you all will enjoy this craft as much as we did!



If you enjoyed this recycled material craft, you may also like the Upcycled Animal Egg Shakers or Upcycled DIY Crayons!  Enjoy!



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  1. This is very cute and made me smile:) Keeping it in mind for next year!

  2. Those are so cute and they look super easy! Pinning to try next year!
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