Ariel Paper Roll Craft

How adorable is this Ariel Paper Roll Craft? If you have a Disney Princess or mermaid fan in your house, this simple kid’s craft is sure to please. Grab a paper roll, the free template, and let’s get started.

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Ariel Paper Roll Craft

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are always looking for more Ariel crafts as she is one of our favorite Disney Princesses. This Disney toilet paper roll craft for kids is something I know will be a big hit for the little ones.

Let’s get started.

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Tips to Make This printable Ariel craft

  • Be sure to tell the kids to make the details their own. A few ideas: add under the sea stickers, draw starfish or seaweed in her hair, or even make a coral scene with pipe cleaners.
  • If you have very young Princess Ariel fans, print the colored version and help them cut it out. Sit them down with a glue stick and they can work on fine motor skills by putting everything together.
  • Google eyes are a hilarious addition… Seriously, it will make you laugh A LOT!
  • If you have craft sticks on hand, add the completed paper roll to one and you have another way to play – put on a puppet show!
  • Don’t worry about being perfect – this is a kid’s craft, friends.
Square image of Princess Ariel craft on a blue background

How Do I Make this Ariel Paper Roll Craft?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a Princess Ariel playlist on YouTube, here is our Ariel Paper Roll Craft video tutorial.

Yield: 1 Princess Ariel Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Ariel Paper Roll Craft

Square image of Princess Ariel on a blue background

Use these free printable template to make a fun Princess Ariel paper roll craft. Help the kids make it their own by adding a fun underwater scene with pipe cleaners, stickers, or more paper.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3



  • Marker Pen
  • Craft Glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


  1. Select orange, purple, green, and off-white colored craft papers for the Ariel tube doll craft. Prepare the patterns from the provided template by printing and cutting them out. Trace the patterns on the appropriate colored craft papers and cut them out nicely. You can add to the length of the outfits if you want to roll the whole tube with the paper. Process Image of all the pieces cut for Princess Ariel Craft.
  2. Grab the hair cut-out and cut a slit along the dashed line. Process Image of making Ariel’s Red Hair a white background.
  3. Insert the top end of the head cut-out through the slit and push it all the way to the ears. Apply glue to secure the hair cut-out with the head cutout. Process Image of making Ariel’s Red hair on a white background.
  4. Prepare the paper outfits for the Ariel tube doll. I used a green marker to draw scallop patterns on the tail patterns. You can also use a mermaid scale paper if you have it on hand.Process Image of the cut outs being decorated for the body on a white background
  5. Grab the tail strip and wrap it around the toilet paper roll from any one side. Glue in place. Process Image of the body being done for Princess Ariel on a white background
  6. Glue the shell top to the center of the purple top, position it above the body piece and wrap it around the toilet paper roll. Glue the top in place. Process Image of the body done for Princess Ariel on a white background
  7. Attach the head on the top side of the roll. Use a marker to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth of the Ariel tube doll.Completed princess ariel paper roll craft on a white background.


Add a wooden craft stick (popsicle stick) or dowel to use as easy puppets.

Create an underwater scene with blue paper, pipe cleaners for coral, and stickers or drawing of starfish, jellyfish, and other sea creatures.

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  1. My daughter made this craft and loved it! Only we used scribbles paint after playing with the markers on the tail! Thank you so much for publishing this 😀