Paper Roll Puppy

Yup. Still obsessing. But I guess there's worse things to obsess about. This one is free, not unhealthy, and I wouldn't be embarrassed if my neighbors found out. So you might be seeing a few more come your way.

My latest creation is this adorable paper roll puppy! Wanna make one, too? Follow along and I'll show you how!

The supplies you will need are: 1 paper roll, a 1/2" brown pom, two 5mm black poms, and a small piece of red felt.

Begin by lightly flattening the paper roll and cutting it into 1/2" strips.

Form a strip into a heart shape by inverting the fold on one side.

Pinch the fold firmly to encourage the new direction.

If you have a particularly stubborn roll like mine, you can help shape the heart by rolling the tube onto a pencil. Only do this at the section that will form the top of the heart.

You'll be using the heart upside-down.

Form another strip into a circle.

Glue the heart onto the circle, positioning the heart upside-down.

Take another strip and invert the fold on one side, pushing the fold through to the opposite side of the roll.

Glue the inside of the fold, then glue the fold to the opposite side.

Crease the curve to form corners,...

... flattening the strip between the folds. This will form the front paws.

Glue the paws to the bottom of the round piece.

Make a new fold about a third of the way from an existing crease, directing the fold inward.

Pinch the fold tightly and glue to maintain the crease. Make two of these to form the back legs.

Glue the back legs to the side of the circle, aligning the bottom with the other paws so it will stand when finished.

Like the back legs, use another strip and make a new fold about a third of the way or so from an existing crease, directing the fold inward. Crease tightly but do NOT glue.

Add another fold on the same side of the strip to shape the bottom of the ears.

Glue the ears to the top (bottom) of the heart.

Cut a tongue from the piece of red felt.

Shape another strip like the paws, except don't add the corners. This will form the puppy cheeks.

Glue the felt to the bottom of one of the cheeks.

Glue the cheeks into the face of the puppy.

Glue the black poms to the top of the brown pom. As with my Paper Roll Easter Bunny, you can do this step ahead of time if you're doing this with younger children.

Glue the poms onto the face of the puppy.

Form another strip into the tail. This is a great place to add your own creativity. You can leave it wide for a fluffy tail, or add a poof to the tip, etc.

Glue the tail to the side above the legs.

There you have it! All done! Wasn't that easy? And for a total cost of about 2 cents.

You can also personalize it by adding a dog-tag at the neck.

"Woof! Woof!"

How can you resist?
Let me know what you think and if you give it a try yourself. I LOVE comments. The 2 cents a day I get from Google just isn't all that motivating, ya' know?

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  1. Ha! How adorable! I love it!

  2. awesome I am featuring this on my blog with a link back here

  3. Very cute! We have been saving toilet paper rolls to do a project like this!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  4. AWW! This is adorable! My dogs are going to be disappointed though, as this means I won't be giving them the empty rolls to play with anymore :p

  5. Such a fun idea!! Love your creativity, thanks for linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please link up more of your great ideas tomorrow. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

  6. oh so cute! this would be cute in a shadow box painted!

    Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition today and come back every friday thru saturday!

    ~ Christy

  7. I'm so going to try! Thank you for the fabulous idea!

  8. Oh my gosh, that is adorable! I'd love to have you share them at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (still open). So cute!

  9. Oh my gosh! This is so darn cute!

  10. Estou encantada com seu trabalho e com suas peças feitas com material de reciclagem. Amei tudo o que vi aqui e com certeza vou aproveitar para me divertir muito fazendo algumas destas lindezas. Parabéns! Você explica e demonstra muito claramente o modo de confeccioná-las. Sua arte é bonita, alegre e me trouxe satisfação e alegria em apreciá-la. Trabalho perfeito! Vou postar um link de um de seus trabalhos em meu blog para divulgação entre meus seguidores. Beijos de luz em seu coração.

  11. Great toliet paper Roll craft
    I enjoyed doin it
    Plus it turned out pretty cute
    I can't believe it only took one roll
    I hope u can add more toliet paper roll crafts to do
    Such an amazing idea

  12. achei maravilhoso o seu trabalho parabéns


  14. These are soo cute! Been saving toilet paper rolls for a while for another craft but these are way cuter. Going to be making these for my sons puppy themed birthday party for decor.

  15. These are so adorable! You are very creative! I would like to know what kind of glue you used.

    1. I used hot glue simply because I tend to be impatient. But since the rolls are just paper, you could use any paper glue as long as the project can sit still/stable to dry. Good luck!

  16. ¿what is a pom?
    I´m peruvian and don't know how to buy it.

    1. Pom is short for pom-pom. It's a round woolen ball and a very common craft supply. You can find them at most craft stores.

  17. Super idea! Think I'll try adding a collar and tag, too~ for personalization of each pup that I make one for! :D Thanks!

  18. I'm the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your puppy project! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we'd love for you to submit them. Thanks for a great project idea!

  19. How do you cut the T.P. rolls? I tried a craft before but they didn't come out looking as neat as your are. I had to flatten the roll to cut it. HELP! These pups are adorable and I want to make some to hand on the Christmas tree.

    1. I flattened them when I cut mine, too. I used a ruler and a rotary cutter. I'm glad you liked the craft! There's some fun mice for Christmas, too. Good luck!