DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Medusa Toilet Paper Roll Craft
This is a fun and simple color, cut and paste paper craft that uses a toilet paper roll as a base to give it a three dimensional effect.
Medusa was once a beautiful woman who bragged that she was even lovelier than Athena. To punish her for her vanity, Athena turned her into an ugly gorgon with hair of snakes. Anyone who looked at Medusa would instantly turn to stone.
Medusa was beheaded by the Greek hero Perseus, with the help of many gifts from the nymphs, when he was trying to save his mother Danae from having to marry the cruel King Polydectes. Perseus used Medusa's severed head to turn King Polydectes to stone. (the generic mermaid, king and queen crafts in the can be used to represent a nymph, Polydectes and Danae if you would like all the characters).
After Medusa was beheaded, the winged horse Pegasus was born magically from the earth where her blood had touched it.
Also see: The Story of Medusa and Athena
- a toilet paper roll,
- something to color with,
- a piece of paper
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color the pieces as appropriate and cut them out.
- Glue the large rectangular piece around the toilet paper roll.
- Glue the smaller rectangle around the top of the toilet paper roll (this is the shirt).
- Glue the arms to the sides of the toilet paper roll.
- Glue the head onto the top of the toilet paper roll.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).