Kaiya Mcdougall (front) and Tully Dixon, use toilet rolls to make a tree for World Environment Day.
Kaiya Mcdougall (front) and Tully Dixon, use toilet rolls to make a tree for World Environment Day. Blainey Woodham

Another role for rolls

THE HUMBLE inner tube of a toilet roll has been a long-favoured material for artists and children alike.

A quick scan of the internet for "toilet roll art" reveals a plethora of wondrous creations.

Now, kids from the Garage Kid Art Studio in Girard's Hill have brought the roll back to its roots with a new twist on recycled art.

The budding artists have sculpted a life-size tree for World Environment Day.

Lovingly crafted, with minute attention to detail, each roll that forms the trunk of the tree has a unique painting and environmental message.

Primary school art teacher Nikki Pearson is excited about teaching the kids to appreciate the world around them.

"You go to the toilet and end up with this little cardboard inner that usually goes in the bin.

"But they're a fantastic resource for making stuff," Ms Pearson said.

"Now we're making a beautiful piece of artwork that's going in the garden to remind us that trees are important."