Maori Totem Pole

Create your own Maori themed DIY totem pole out of kitchen roll tubes.

Skill Level


Time to Make

35 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Stick a strip of double sided tape along the long edge of a red piece of card. Peel off the backing of the tape, then place a kitchen roll tube onto it. Roll the kitchen tube to cover it in the red card, then fix the other end in place using double-sided tape.
  2. Fold the ends of the card into the ends of the kitchen roll tubes. Then cut out a circle from another sheet of red card and stick it to the top of the tube to cover the hole.
  3. Cut out four thin strips from a sheet of black self-adhesive foam, and stick one to the top of the tube, one to the bottom, and the other two in the middle, splitting it into three sections.
  4. Use a mixture of white, black and red sheets of self-adhesive foam to create three different faces in each section of the tube.
  5. Use a black pen to draw lines, swirls and other markings onto the totem pole.

Top Tip

Try creating smaller totem poles using toilet roll tubes instead.