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Gnome Paper Roll Craft – Fun, Quick, and Adorable!

This gnome paper roll craft will have everyone smiling. The entire craft is set up and done in 10-minutes, so it makes a wonderful quick craft for kids. Let’s get started with this adorable toilet paper roll gnome.

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Gnome Paper Roll Crafts for Kids

Here on Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love easy crafts for kids. And this gnome toilet paper roll craft fits that description perfectly. Here’s the breakdown on this quick craft:

  • set up and cutting – 2 minutes,
  • painting – 5-8 minutes, and
  • clean up – less than 1 minute.

They are SO cute and you can turn these adorable toilet paper roll gnomes into Christmas gnomes, Spring gnomes, or a garden gnome for movie night if you’re watching “Gnomeo and Juliet” or “Sherlock Gnomes.”

My daughter likes both of those movies, by the way. And, surprisingly, my husband and I catch ourselves laughing quite a bit during them.

Supplies for Gnome Paper Roll Craft

It’s quick and easy and so is the supply list for this fun toilet paper roll gnome.

  • toilet paper rolls or craft rolls
  • paint (we used acrylic) in various colors
  • a black marker (we used a paint pen)
  • optional: glue and a pompom for the nose

Quick Craft Ideas: How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Gnome

I’m not sure anyone actually needs instructions for this. We painted a few, however, and do have some tips. re making a Christmas crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our gnome paper roll craft video tutorial.

Yield: 3 gnomes

Gnome Paper Roll Craft - Fun, Quick, and Adorable!

Gnome Paper Roll Craft

This gnome paper roll craft will have everyone smiling. The entire craft is set up and done in 10-minutes, so it makes a wonderful quick craft for kids.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • toilet paper rolls or craft rolls
  • paint (we used acrylic) in various colors
  • a black marker (we used a paint pen)

Tools

  • optional: glue and a pompom for the nose

Instructions

  1. Cut two slits down opposite sides of the toilet paper (same end). Cut in between those slits on the back of the gnome. Fold down the pieces and cut them across the back (from one slit to the other).
  2. Cut the front of the toilet paper gnome into, well, a little gnome's hat. You can cut a pointy hat (center point) or a curved, floppy hat. We like both.
  3. how to cut the toilet paper roll to make a christmas gnome or wise men craft for kids
  4. Paint the hat. Leave room for a face (just the eyes and maybe a nose) and paint the beard white. You can make gnomes with short beards, long beards, pointy beards, rounded beards - the sky is the limit here.
  5. Paint the body. We messed up from time to time, however, try to follow the beard and paint the body. You'll go from under the sides of the hat down to the bottom of the roll.
  6. how how to paint a toilet paper roll gnome or wise men craft for kids
  7. Use the marker and draw on eyes. You can add a pompom nose with a dab of glue if you'd like, and you're done! Isn't this gnome paper roll craft adorable?

Notes

For more fun gnome crafts, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots.

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We thought he was so cute we had to give him some friends!

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