Recycle tissue boxes to make this fun craft. With some glue, paint, and creativity, kids can create a variety of Tissue Box Farm Animals! This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site.
Earth Day is April 22, and it’s a perfect reason to do get crafty with the kids! Crafting with kids doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, the it’s the free and cheap crafts that are the best. Recycling trash into a fun craft is a way to get their imaginations spinning into over time. While my daughter was on spring break, we took the opportunity to create these Tissue Box Farm Animals. Instead of tossing the tissue boxes once the tissues were used, we turned them into cute animals!
- Empty tissue boxes
- Scrap card stock in assorted colors
- Elmer’s Naturals School Glue Sticks
- Elmer’s Painters Squeeze ‘n’ Brush Assorted 12 pack
- Wiggly eyes
- Assorted fuzzy sticks
I’m going to demonstrate how to make the Tissue Box Pig. We used the same technique to create the dog and the cow.
Begin by cutting pink card stock to wrap around all sides of the box. Use the glue sticks to secure the paper in place.
Cut little triangle shapes from the card stock, making sure that they have a more rounded point to resemble an ear. Fold the bottom portion of each ear.
Glue both the ears on the top of the box by the folded portion.
Cut a nose from a darker color card stock. Use the glue sticks to secure the nose and eyes to the front of the pig.
Cut a pink fuzzy stick and curl it. Use the glue sticks to hold it in place on the back of the pig.
Add paint details. Let the paint dry completely.
Use the same technique to create more farm animals. Play around with the placement and shape of the ears, nose, and mouth to make the different animals.
What farm animals would your child create with a recycled tissue box?
These are so cute and clever, love it!
Creatively Homespun says
What a cute way to get the little ones excited about blowing their noses!!! Thanks for sharing at the Link Party Palooza!!
Cathy Mini says
These boxes are adorable!! My niece and nephew would have a blast decorating these! Thanks for sharing 🙂
These are really cute and because they’re a square shape I can get my son on board by telling him they’re minecraft animals!
These are so stinkin’ adorable! I pinned! Thanks for a great recycling project. 🙂
These are simply adorable! What a great upcycle project!
Angie @ CCC says
These are great Melanie!!
So adorable… sweet sweet craft idea!
They are so easy to make. I am going to make my children do it for farm project in the class.