I did this at my house one year! It was so much fun.
We started with a toilet paper roll. We used plaster wrap to create the round shape of the head and to smooth the head and toilet paper roll together.
Then, we used newspaper and glue to continue building the shape of the animal. It took chatted and giggled while we worked. So, it didn't seem to take that long. It was messy though!
We painted and used old fabrics (tshirts, pillowcases, etc.) to create the clothes. The photo shows one of the girls tracing a small paper plate to create a skirt. We didn't have any actual patterns for the clothes. We just made it up! That was the fun, creative part about this.
I love the way they turned out. Here are just a few photos that I was able to capture.