Have you seen Pixar’s new movie yet? This Pixar Inside Out toilet paper roll craft will help you celebrate the new flick. My kids really enjoyed creating these emotional characters. Each of my kids chose one of the emotions to make – joy, sadness, fear, anger and disgust. These can be used for fun, play or discuss emotions.
I have to admit I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I have heard great things. Our plan was to do the craft this morning and then head off to watch the movie with my kids. Oh, the best laid plans. My daughter started throwing up, and we no longer were able to see the movie. I am trying to write this post before I starting throwing up too. I feel it coming on. Yikes.
I have read about the movie, and I’m excited to be able to watch it and then talk about it with my kids. It is really important to teach kids empathy by recognizing and labeling emotions. I talk about the importance of showing and teaching empathy in this post. Here’s another post on recognizing and labeling emotions. This movie looks like a lot of fun but also a start to some great conversations.
Materials to Make Pixar Inside Out Toilet Paper Roll Craft
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- 4 Toilet Paper Rolls
- 1 skinny roll – It can come from a specialized paper roll or some other skinny roll. I keep this kind of thing and don’t remember where it came from. Another option is to cut a normal size toilet paper roll and glue it thinner.
- Craft paint in peach, lavendar, light blue, candy apple green and red.
- Mix Bag of Craft Wiggle Eyes
- Fabric Scraps or Colored Paper
- Red Cellophane or Tissue Paper
- Glue or Glue Dots
- White Kid Sock
- White and Red Craft Foam or Craft Paper
- Black, Green and Purple Pipe Cleaners
- Green and Blue Embroidery Thread
- Sparkly Blue Foam
- Burgundy Ribbon
- Fine Point Sharpie
- White Paper
* Note: I did the best to link to similar items on Amazon, but it is going to be less expensive if you buy some of the things individually, like the foam and embroidery threads at your local craft store.
* Another Note: We used mostly glue dots. I love glue dots. Things stick immediately and kids of all ages find them easy to use.
* One more Note: I prepped all of the mouths and drew on the noses. Older kids can do this step too.
Directions to Make Pixar Inside Out Toilet Paper Roll Craft
For disgust, we painted a toilet paper roll green. We then added wiggle eyes with green eye shadow. Pipe cleaners were cut to the length of eye brows, shaped and glued to the top of the eyes. Draw on a nose. Draw the mouth onto a piece of paper and glue that on next. Cut embroidery thread and use white glue to glue onto the top. We used fabric scraps, but you could also use paper for the clothes. A burgundy ribbon was cut, tied around and glued into place for the scarf.
Anger was made by cutting a toilet paper roll in half and painting it red. We attached medium wiggle eyes with glue dots. We stuffed cellophane up inside the tube and let the ends come out the top. I drew a mouth, and it was glued in place. The shirt and tie were cut out of white and red foam that were attached to the toilet paper roll tube with glue dots.
Paint a toilet paper tube blue. Sadness has simple clothes. We cut off a sock and stuck it around the tube. The hair was cut to length and glued on with white glue. The glasses were made by twisting a black pipe cleaner. Little blue eyes were glued in place. A mouth and nose were drawn on with a Sharpie. I don’t think I nailed the frown. She looks more angry than sad.
I found a skinny tube to make Fear. It could also be made by cutting a strip out of the toilet paper roll tube and hot gluing it back together more skinny. Pipe cleaners were cut and bent of shape for the nose, eye brows and hair. Big wiggle were added toward the top of the tube. I had a fabric piece that I found at Michael’s that worked perfect for the shirt. I used a burgundy ribbon to make the tie and glue it in place. A Sharpie was used to create the mouth.
A toilet paper roll was painted peach for joy. I cut out glittery sticker foam in the shape for her hair and the kids stuck it in place. Her eyes were glued in place with glue dots. Her nose was drawn on with Sharpie. The mouth was drawn on paper and then glued in place. Fabric was cut and glued onto the bottom half of the toilet paper roll tube.
I hope you have a lot of fun making these toilet paper rolls with your kids and using them to talk through feelings. Check out my craft tab for more fun craft ideas.