How To Make A Diaper Animal

diaper snail for baby girl ❤️

Make a diaper animal and give a one of a kind baby gift! It's easy and simple and while diaper cakes meanwhile are sort of standard at a baby shower party, animals made of diapers still are something special and the new twist. So if you are looking for a creative, homemade baby gift, try one of these or create a whole diaper zoo! 

Pampers Animals - The New Diaper Cakes!

They are perfect for every baby shower and baby party! But of course you can also give them as a gift after baby's birth.

Learn how to make all kinds of cute diaper animals here.

Diaper Snail

large snail diaper cake for baby boy Louis

A homemade diaper snail (see the one right on top of the page) will make a really cute baby gift! These snails nicely pimp up things like a baby romper, a baby hat, a wrist rattle, etc. and of course some baby pampers.
You can easily vary your snail since you can also make just a plain snail with spoon feelers and hardly any other accessories than ribbon.

There's also the possibility to make a bigger diaper cake with a diaper snail on top. 

I have 'invented' this unique way of making diaper snails and also the large diaper snail cakes. So you'll find it nowhere else! Now, make your own diaper snail. See lots of photos and my free and detailed diaper snail instructions here!

Now that makes easy and cute pampers animals, doesn't it!?

Diaper Caterpillar

As for the snail, you can make this beautiful caterpillar as a 'simple' diaper gift only or you can add lots of goodies in the middle of the various segments or on top of the segments.

This 'Very Hungry Diaper Caterpillar' pictured here is just a plain version made of approx. 15 pampers, size 2, and 6 baby spoons for the legs.

For the 6 to 8 body segments roll up one diaper and another one around it, fix it with a small piece of scotch tape. For the head, take 4 diapers, one rolled up and the other 3 rolled around, one after the other, also fix with scotch tape. Around the diaper bundles, then roll crepe paper in different green shades and red for the head. To fix, just use one drop of glue or also scotch tape.

Then glue the rolls together. Place some a bit higher than the others to make it look wiggly. Add the eyes and the feelers. You can easily stick the baby spoons (best in green and yellow colors) inside your diaper bundles with the spoon-handles first.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Diaper Cake

More Diaper Animal Ideas

Diaper Owl

owl made of diapers, for boys with blue accessories and a pacifier saying: new to the crewNew to the crew! Baby boy diaper owl.

Since owls as a baby shower theme, for baby clothes, for the nursery, for baby accessories, etc. are a hot trend right now, I have created this cute little owl diaper cake for a baby boy. You can 'hide' clothing like a baby romper or a onesie in the owl's belly. This owl diaper gift contains approx. 30 diapers size 2, a baby bandana, a pacifier and 2 baby spoons.

Want to learn how to make this little cutie diaper animal? Then click here for my free diaper owl instructions.

Cat Diaper Cake

diaper cat for baby girl

After having made lots of diaper snails and diaper owls, I have started to experiment a bit. So - just do try, too! I found this really cute baby girl cat hat by Esprit Baby and had the idea of making a diaper cat. It is made very similar to my diaper owls and diaper snails. The body / belly is made exactly like the snail's house and the owl's body. I added two diapers as hind legs and put some pink baby booties on there. For the forelegs I used a pair of socks with a cat design. The hat contains some rolled up diapers, fix the cat's head either with some ribbon or with the hat's cords. The cat's tail is a pipe cleaner. I have rolled a body and pant into the cat's belly, but that's not compulsory. 

This one is equally cute, I think! #ad

Diaper Bear

Winnie The Pooh diaper bear

This diaper bear is made similar to the diaper owl and cat above. You can make 'just a normal bear' or a Winnie The Pooh bear. My diaper bear features a H&M Winnie The Pooh baby clothing set consisting of a hat, onesie and pants. The pants are rolled into the bear's belly. The onesie has Winnie The Pooh's face printed on and  thus was ideal to use for my bear's face. I just put the onesie on the upper stack of diapers and fixed it to the ribbon at the sides. Then I placed the hat on top and hid the long sleeves underneath the hat. The bear diaper cake is completed by a wooden bear rattle and a  Winnie The Pooh burp cloth making it a bit more colorful.  

Teddy Bear Diaper Cake tutorial.

Diaper Butterfly

diaper butterfly baby shower decoration

This awesome little diaper butterfly has been made of a rolled up baby onesie, two diapers, a chenille stem / pipe cleaner, wobbly eyes and some ribbon. If you need just a little something for baby this is a cute homemade and quick gift. Of course you can also make several of these diaper butterflies or also roll up other clothes than a onesie.

Diaper Mouse

Minnie Mouse diaper cake
diaper mouse for baby boy

A diaper mouse is made just as the diaper snails above. Use the same tutorial and simply add a tail. For the tail you can use some curled ribbon (left) or a pipe cleaner (right). The mice pictured here both contain a Minnie Mouse / Mickey Mouse baby clothing set consisting of a hat, a onesie and a pair of leggings. You can roll the onesie and leggings inside the mouse's body or also fix them on top. For the Minnie Mouse one I have formed a bow out of the legins and have fixed the bow on top of the mouse.  

For a Minnie Mouse diaper cake / Mickey Mouse diaper cake, alternatively make a 3-tier diaper cake and decorate it with Minnie Mouse / Mickey Mouse accessories. 

Animal Diaper Cakes

giraffe diaper cake

A great alternative to an actual and sometimes complicated diaper animal - just imagine to create a diaper giraffe - is a diaper cake with your animal theme.  

Put your cuddly baby animal toy of choice on top and decorate it with more animal apparel, accessories, toys, clothing / bib / hooded towel with the animal printed on etc.

For diaper cake instructions follow the link 'How To Make Diaper Cakes' below. Animal diaper cakes are suited both for girls and boys alike. Just use your ribbon and accessories colors accordingly. 

More animal diaper cake ideas:

  • lion diaper cake / lion king diaper cake
  • giraffe diaper cake
  • duck diaper cake 
  • safari diaper cake / zoo diaper cake
  • elephant diaper cake
  • fox diaper cake
  • bunny diaper cake
  • monkey diaper cake / coco diaper cake

And the latest 'IT' animal diaper cakes:

  • sloth diaper cake
  • llama diaper cake
  • flamingo diaper cake


How to search for products to include in your animal diaper cake: go to and enter your preferred animal such as 'elephant' and add 'baby' into the search bar and a lot of baby things with an elephant theme will come up, such as this cute elephant onesie!  

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