The next time you're thinking of throwing away that toilet roll away because it's already 'used', don't. Here is a tutorial for you and why you should keep these lovely little things. Hello, Toilet Roll Pixel Boy! Enjoy : )
We will need:
1. Toilet rolls
2. Acrylic Paint / Spray
3. Strong glue
4. Acrylic varnish (optional)
Yes, that's actually all you need! Firstly, download the templates for Toilet Roll Pixel Boy. As you've already guessed, it is a gigantic version of a 'pixel' character, using each toilet roll to represent one pixel. What I've made for my wall is a Panda Toilet Roll Pixel Boy. You can create your own character with this template or choose one of these famous characters to work on. There's Astro Boy, Doraemon and Elmo. See if you can spot some of the other famous characters that I have in the template : )
The Panda Toilet Roll Pixel Boy is really simple to make, and can be done in 3 easy steps. First, paint each toilet roll 'pixel' to the desired colour.
Next, arrange and glue them together at the edges with a strong glue (see above diagram). Lastly, varnish (optional) and hang it up on your wall.
It's that simple! Hope you have enjoyed this one. Now start collecting your used toilet rolls and you will see the results : )
Esme Shapiro - Awesome work by Brooklyn-based artist Esme Shapiro. These pieces are available in her Etsy shop.
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