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Tippy the Toilet Paper Worm

  • Duration


  • Age

    , toddler, child

  • Skill for Bub

    Mind builder, Hand/eye coordination,


If your toddler struggles with pulling off the right amount of toilet paper, let Tippy help.

Toilet paper is an important part of the toilet training equation, but it can be hard for a small child to understand how much paper to use. If your toddler struggles with pulling off the right amount of toilet paper, let Tippy help.

What you’ll need

For this easy craft project, you will need:

  • Ribbon or knitting wool
  • Construction paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Tape and glue

What to do

To begin, cut the ribbon or knitting wool to make Tippy’s body. Determine the length of ribbon or wool by first settling on an acceptable amount of toilet paper for your child to use after each potty training attempt or activity.

Place the acceptable length of toilet paper next to the ball of wool or ribbon, and then add 3 inches to the wool or ribbon for hanging. Cut the wool or ribbon to the appropriate length. Next, decorate. On a wide ribbon, you can simply use a marker to draw a face. If you are using wool, construct a friendly face out of construction paper. Glue the finished product to the tip of the wool. You are now ready to attach Tippy to the roll. You can do this by one of two ways: either tie the end of Tippy’s tail to a spot on the toilet paper holder, or tape Tippy to the wall, alongside the roll.

Teach your child how to measure the toiler paper, using Tippy’s length as a guide. “Longer than Tippy, that’s too much! Shorter than Tippy, that’s not enough. The same size as Tippy, that’s just right!”