how to make horns out of toilet paper rolls

Creating horns out of toilet paper rolls is a fun and creative craft project. You can use these homemade horns as part of a costume, for cosplay, or as a decoration for various events. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make horns from toilet paper rolls:

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Empty toilet paper rolls (the number depends on how many horns you want to make)
  • Scissors
  • Craft paint (acrylic paint works well)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Headband or elastic cord (for attaching the horns)
  • Newspaper or scrap paper (to protect your work surface)
  • Optional: Glitter, rhinestones, or other decorative elements


  1. Prepare Your Work Area:
    • Lay down newspaper or scrap paper to protect your work surface, as crafting with paint can get messy.
  2. Cut the Toilet Paper Rolls:
    • Determine the desired length of your horns and cut the toilet paper rolls accordingly. You can make them as long or as short as you like, but keep in mind that longer horns may be heavier and may require extra support when attaching them to a headband.
  3. Shape the Horns:
    • Each toilet paper roll will become one horn. To shape the horns, start by gently flattening the roll from end to end. This will create an oval shape, which is the base of the horn.
  4. Form the Horns:
    • Holding the flattened roll, twist it to form a spiral shape. You can make the spiral as tight or as loose as you like, depending on the look you want for your horns.
  5. Secure the Shape:
    • To ensure that the spiral shape holds, you can use craft glue or a hot glue gun to secure it in place. Apply glue along the seam where the roll is twisted to maintain the spiral shape.
  6. Paint the Horns:
    • Once the glue has dried, use craft paint and paintbrushes to paint the horns. You can choose any color you like, but traditional horn colors include brown, gray, or black. You can also get creative and use metallic or fantasy colors if desired.
    • Allow the paint to dry completely. You may need to apply multiple coats for a more even finish.
  7. Add Decorative Elements (Optional):
    • If you want to embellish your horns, you can add decorative elements like glitter, rhinestones, or other craft accessories. Apply these decorations using craft glue or a hot glue gun and allow them to dry.
  8. Attach the Horns:
    • To wear the horns, you can attach them to a headband or an elastic cord. For a headband, use craft glue or a hot glue gun to secure the base of each horn to the headband. If using an elastic cord, create small holes at the base of each horn and thread the cord through, tying knots to secure them in place.
  9. Final Touches:
    • Once everything is dry and securely attached, your toilet paper roll horns are ready to wear or display. Simply put on the headband or use the elastic cord to wear them as part of your costume or decoration.

These DIY toilet paper roll horns are a creative and budget-friendly craft project that can add a unique touch to your costumes or décor. Enjoy your crafting!

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