Toilet Paper Roll Frog

Hey there, so Echo and I were looking for something fun to do today when I ran across these cute frogs Here. It is such a fun craft to do with kids, My kids always love the crafts that are also toys.



  • Toilet paper roll
  • String
  • Paint
  • Glue (I used hot glue but for kids doing it alone they can use school glue)
  • Staples or again hot glue for the bottom
  • Googly eyes or paint for the eyes
  • Crayons or something to color the bug
  • Cardboard for the bug
  • Construction paper for the legs

Gather your materials. Don’t mind our mess, this is where we do most of our messy projects.


Paint the outside green and the inside red.


Let dry. You can cut out 4 legs for each frog while you wait. I used construction paper but you can use cardboard and paint them also.


Glue on your legs and let that dry.


Tie a knot at both ends of your rope put one end in the bottom end of your frog.


Staple along the bottom to secure the knot.


Cut out 2 bug shapes and place your other knot in between them. Glue together and let dry.


Decorate your bug and add eyes to both.


Now it’s time for the fun part!


Echo loves it and has been trying for so long to get the bug in the frogs mouth. This is so great for hand eye coordination too.


She said “OK mom, this time I will get it”. She still didn’t get it that time but she was having fun trying.


What crafts do your children like to do?

Let us know what you think, leave your comments below. Thanks.

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  • Lizbeth
    April 25, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Hi, I love this craft idea! And thanks God I have kept so many toilet rolls. I just have one question, how long should the string be? I don’t know if wool would work :c

    Thank you so much. I hope you can answer my doubts.

    • Ashley Brown
      April 27, 2016 at 1:43 PM

      Depending on the child you are making it for I would make it at at least 12 inches. I made it longer at first for my 4 year old and she had a tough time so I shortened it and she was able to get it. She loved playing with that.

  • OnePerfectDay
    July 5, 2016 at 3:59 AM

    This is great!! I love what your little one did with it! It looks like she had fun playing with it too!

    • Ashley Brown
      July 5, 2016 at 8:30 PM

      She had a blast, thank you.

  • Maricruz Chavez
    January 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    I love this craft! Im doing it tomorrow for my storytime in spanish! 🙂 Thanks for sharing

    • Ashley Brown
      January 6, 2017 at 12:27 PM

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it. I would love to see how they turn out.

  • Nami Russo
    March 30, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Thanks for a great idea – will try this for our day camp activity with a Bug Hunter’s theme.

    • Ashley Brown
      March 31, 2017 at 8:36 AM

      This will be great for a bug hunters theme. I hope they like it.

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