Happy Friday! I’m kind of obsessed with making TP creatures… they’re easy and quick and I have everything I need on hand. Plus looks how dang cute these toilet paper roll crafts are! Y’all gave me lots of fun suggestions for the letter B on instagram, I might just have to make a bumble bee and a buffalo too. But, I decided to make a beaver… those teeth and tail! Another fun tid bit about these creatures is that my obsession actually started when I started crafting for the kids book I am writing since toilet paper rolls are the perfect free crafting material. In the book you will find 5 more toilet paper tube animal friends, none of which I am going to duplicate in this alphabet series. Behold B is for beaver!
Oh and if you missed A, here you go: A is for Anteater!
Here’s what you’ll need to make the anteater toilet paper roll craft:
- 1 toilet paper roll
- Single hole punch
- Sharpie marker
- Cereal box
- White scrap paper
To to make the beaver, just use the black marker to draw on 2 arms and a check mark shaped tail. The use the scissors to cut them out so that the arms and tail will flip out, but be careful not to cut the arms and tail completely off! After I cut out a piece, I usually go over the black outline again to hide any weird cuts and make the details pop. Also, use the black marker to give the tail criss cross details. And just for fun, here are your beaver fun facts!
- The beavers front teeth never stop growing, but the constant gnawing on wood helps to keep them from growing too long.
- Beavers can see underwater!
- The beaver is the national animal of Canada.
- Beaver build themselves houses called lodges.