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Toilet Roll Crafts: Hula Girl and Her Mermaid BFF

By Leslie Manlapig

Looking forward to warm, sunny weather ?!! or maybe you’re lucky enough to be enjoying it right now!! Toilet roll crafts are always a favourite here on MollyMoo and today’s TP Roll Dolls embrace everything that is great about recycled crafts, while celebrating summer sunshine and good times at the beach.

So grab your paper tubes because we’re making a hula girl and her mermaid friend! fun fun fun

(and if you have extra rolls to spare, definitely check out Michelle’s stash of adorable toilet roll crafts. She has some super cute cats, ninjas, and woodland creatures!)

Toilet Roll Crafts


Here’s all you’ll need to make this adorable craft!


  • Toilet Roll Cores
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers (Sharpies are best)
  • Glitter Glue Pens (easier to use than loose glitter! and less cleanup!!)
  • Craft Paint
  • Paint Brush


First, paint your toilet paper tubes in peach, tan, or brown. (I didn’t have any of those colors, so I mixed together orange, green, and white to create a nice tan color.) Once the paint is dry, draw on the faced with your Sharpie marker.

Toilet Roll Crafts


Cut out the hair, bra, skirt, and tail bits from brightly coloured construction paper. Use your glitter glue pens and Sharpie markers to add the fun details.


  • To make the hair, I simply cut out a long horizontal piece to make the bangs, and shorter pieces to make strands of hair.
  • I made two tails for the mermaid and waited until the end to decide which one I liked the best.
  • To make the grass skirt, I cut some paper fringe.


Toilet Roll Crafts


Curl your construction paper strips around a marker to create wavy hair.

how to curl strands of hair for toilet paper roll dolls


Glue everything onto your toilet paper tubes to create your dolls!  Here’s our happy hula girl…. (isn’t the coconut shell bikini just hilarious :)

Toilet Roll Crafts


and her lovely mermaid friend!

Toilet Roll Crafts


We hope you have fun making these two adorable sun and surf loving gals. This gorgeous project feeds our toilet roll crafts obsession quite nicely :)

Happy making!

Toilet Roll Crafts



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