We have so much fun making toilet paper roll crafts…especially during the holidays. So, we decided that this year we had to add to our little family of toilet paper roll Christmas characters. In the past, we have made an elf, Santa and all of his reindeer and Rudolph. So, who were we missing? The Grinch, of course.
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The Grinch is very much part of our family’s Christmas traditions. We read How the Grinch Stole Christmas every Christmas Eve. The original Grinch movie is a must-watch Christmas movie and my kids love the newly animated Grinch movie, that stars Benedict Cumberbatch.
There’s something about the Grinch being transformed by the true spirit of Christmas that makes me happy. I hope you have fun making this Grinch and playing with him during the holidays.
Toilet Paper Roll Grinch Craft
Paint the entire toilet paper roll a grinchy green, I used DecoArt “sour apple” green. The Grinch doesn’t really have any hair…so paint his whole “body” green. If you don’t have any empty toilet paper rolls lying around, you can always purchase cardboard craft rolls.
Once the body is painted, cut out the Toilet Paper Roll Grinch Template the Grinch body and the hat. Cut out the templates and pin them to your sheet of red felt. And, pin the heart on the green felt. Cut out the felt pieces.
To make the hat, roll the felt circle into a cone shape and then use the glue gun to close it up on the long side. This will be the back of the hat. Before you glue it, make sure it fits over your toilet paper roll.
Once cut out, wrap the Santa suit around the Grinch’s body and use the glue gun to secure it in place. Now, you might think he needs a belt, but remember the Grinch doesn’t wear a belt. He’s a little shabbier than the real Santa Claus.
Now, it’s time to add his Grinchy smile. The Grinch is a strange combination of person and cat? He has a cat-like smile. Use the marker to draw on his face. Don’t forget to add his strong brow line. Make it your own. Will he be the grumpy Grinch or the post-Christmas awakening, happy Grinch?
The final touch is the Grinch’s green heart. We attached ours with a piece of double-sided tape…so it could be removed or added, depending on the Grinch’s mood. You could totally use the glue gun to secure it in place.
The Grinch joins our toilet paper roll Santa and our toilet paper roll reindeer in our Christmas decor. I love how he turned out. This would be a super fun Christmas classroom activity, Christmas party craft or simply fun to make at home with the kids.
More Grinch Christmas Crafts
Make a batch of our salt dough Grinch Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree