Boris the Bull Kids Craft Project From Ordinary Household Objects


Here's a fun kids craft project sure to delight kids of all ages from our friends at Looledo.  You can also turn Boris into a big bank, just by adding a slot into the top of his back.

Getting Started

Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!



• 2 Toilet paper tubes
• Plastic cookie container
• Empty cardboard cereal box
• Masking tape for customizing
• Coloring supplies or paint

You can find these cube-like containers at bulk food warehouses or grocery stores... they usually hold lots of cookies or candy. If you can’t find one, look around for a similar square or rectangular plastic container. I began by covering mine with a layer of masking tape, my favorite stuff! I also covered Boris’s nose.

1. Tape up Your Container

You don’t have to use tape. You can just paint Boris with paint you might find at home or in the classroom.

2.  Make Eyes, Horns, Feet and Ears

I cut my TP tubes in half, and positioned them at the base of Boris for his feet so I could tape them on later. I wadded up some tape into little balls and made Boris some eyes and stuck them on.
Boris needed some horns and ears too, so I drew these on a piece of cardboard in a shape that I liked, and cut them out. You can make yours as big and goofy as you want.

3.  Add Ears, Eyes and Horns

I next taped the TP tubes to Boris’s body so he could stand up. I then taped on the horns and ears I cut out to his head. Boris is starting to look good!

4.  Color Boris

Now it’s time to customize Boris. I colored him with a black marker, but you can use paint or anything you can find. I colored his ears a bright pink, and added two oval pieces of tape for Boris’s nostrils, and colored them too.  Boris looked hungry so I rolled up some green tape into little grass pieces, but you can use paper and color it green if you’d like. Or you can use real grass!

I colored his eyeballs black and stuck them back on his head on top of two circles of white tape.  For spots, I added white pieces of tape I cut out, but you can just draw them on or attach pieces of white paper you cut out.

5.  Finish Boris

VOILA! Boris the Bull! You can do all sorts of things to customize Boris, so look around for fun things to add, like a tail!

Used by permission from - " Fun Kids Crafts, Science Projects and More"