Percy the Park Keeper Woodland Animals

In the Percy the Park Keeper children’s story One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth a variety of woodland creatures visit Percy when it starts to snow to ask for some warm shelter in his wooden hut. We had a pile of loo rolls in the craft box at home, so we decided to make some woodland creatures using toilet rolls to act out the story and re-tell our own versions.

To make the Percy the Park Keeper Woodland Animals you will need:

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Coloured card or paint
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Black pen
  • Printed animal templates (see link below)

Woodland Animals Craft What you Will Need

First, take your toilet rolls and either paint them or cover them in coloured card. We covered ours in card and used:

  • Percy the Park Keeper (blue)
  • Squirrel (grey)
  • Two rabbits (white)
  • Fox (orange)
  • Badger (black)
  • Two ducks (yellow)
  • Hedgehog (brown)
  • Mouse (buff/yellow)
  • Mole (black)

Next, print the faces, tails and paws from the One Snowy Night Templates and paint them or draw around them on coloured card and cut them out.

Woodland Animals Craft Cutting Out

Once the paint is dry you can add details with a black marker pen, or you could stick on goggly eyes. Stick the faces, tails and paws onto the toilet roll bodies using glue or sticky tape.

Toilet Roll Woodland Animals fox and badger

We also added some wool as tails for the mice and some cotton wool as tails for the rabbits.

Toilet Roll Woodland Animals Hedgehog, Squirrel, Ducks and Mole

Once the glue is completely dry you can start playing with your Percy the Park Keeper Woodland Animals or use them to re-tell the story of One Snowy Night.  We even used them to practise counting!

Percy the Park Keeper and Woodland Animals Craft for One Snowy Night

You can read more about the story that inspired us One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth or discover some more snowy crafts and activities. It is lovely to see Burt playing with toys that we have made together as I want him to learn that you can have fun with home made toys too, especially when they involve recycling some old toilet roll cardboard tubes. What toys have you made at home that get lots of attention from your kids?

Toilet Roll Woodland Animals


  1. says

    I love the illustrations from those books, and your little characters are just lovely you talented thing you! :) xx

  2. says

    Oh, i have to do these with my girls. It’s a firm favourite in this house and we love crafting! Thank you for sharing x
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  3. kerry jones says

    This is just what I have been looking for, these are fantastic, I have been looking for loo roll art and yours is the best, thank you so much for sharing xxx

  4. says

    Oh Aaron would LOVE this – they are so so so very cute.
    Did you draw them freehand or trace them? And is the book a craft book or a normal story book that you’ve done craft alongside? VERY interested as I am yet to try craft with Aaron.
    Liska x
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  5. says

    I do like that mole and slightly surprised-looking cat. They would look good on a shelf in a child’s room.

  6. says

    Oh my goodness, our toddler loves Percy the Park Keeper! What a wonderful idea this is and they look brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  7. says

    I used to really enjoy sharing the Percy stories with my children when they were small. They would have loved this craft project then but are too big now!

  8. says

    Hi – would really love to make these but can’t find the templates link on the page. I’ve signed up too so can anyone help please? :)

    • says

      Hi, the link to the template is under the list of coloured card and its uses (just above the second photograph).


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