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, animals made of diapers still are something special and a new twist. So if you are looking for a creative, homemade newborn gift, try one of these cute little creatures or even 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.

Select your favorite diaper animal and learn how to make it here.

Diaper Snail

large snail diaper cake for baby boy Louis

A diaper snail (also see the one right on top of the page) will make a real eye catcher! 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.

And there's also the possibility to make a big 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! If you want to try this easy craft, here are many photos and my diaper snail tutorial.

a boy diaper snail in blue with a baby hat (bule/white/red stripes) and a little wooden train toy on topcute snail and boy diaper animal

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. 

Whale Diaper Cake

A dead easy possibility to make an animal diaper cake is to place a cuddly toy (here a whale) in a box filled with diapers. Place some more matching accessories in your box, et voila a perfect animal themed diaper cake! Here are two versions of a whale diaper cake I made this way. I just added a diaper baby with a whale washcloth, rolled the other sock to a flower and added some more decoration such as a pacifier with a whale on. For the little whale diaper cake I even found a cute little storage box with a whale design!

a little box with whale decor filled with a cuddly whale toy, a diaper baby, a pacifier, a "with love sign" and other small accessoriessmall whale diaper cake for baby boy
a blue box / diaper caddy filled with diapers and various baby goodies and decoration as well as a cute stuffed whale on top.personalized whale diaper cake

Sheep Diaper Cake 

This little cuddly sheep diaper cake has been made just as the whale one above. Get a girly box, fill it with diapers, add a diaper baby, a cuddly sheep and some girly baby decoration, also add baby's name if you like and you'll have the cutest diaper cake for your next (online) baby shower!

a pink polka dot box filled with diapers, a diaper baby and a little cuddly sheep as well as other baby girl decorationlittle sheep diaper cake for baby girl

Duck Diaper Cake

Here's a neutral version of a diaper animal cake: a little duckling diaper cake. The yellow color is suitable for girls and boys and goes great with gray, green, white and brownish shades. So a duck is perfect if you need a unisex gift. A rubber duckie would be a cute "ingredient" as well. Here again a box version diaper cake with a duck theme.   

a gray basket filled with diapers, a duck baby toy, a soap dispenser in duck shape, a diaper baby and yellow accessoriesneutral duck diaper cake

Donkey Diaper Cake

a gray polka dot closet organizer filled with diapers, baby goodies and a little cuddly donkeydonkey diaper cake for newborn boy

Diaper Animal Cakes

giraffe diaper cake

Another great alternative to an actual and sometimes complicated diaper animal - just imagine to create a diaper giraffe - is a traditional 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. 

a one tier diaper cake shown from above, a blue cuddly elephant is in the middle and decorations are a pacifier, socks and you can also see some bottle caps1-tier elephant diaper cake

More animal diaper cake ideas:

  • lion diaper cake / lion king diaper cake
  • giraffe diaper cake
  • penguin diaper cake
  • fish / whale / under the sea diaper cake
  • jungle 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 to use for your animal themed diaper cake.

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