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Animal Crossing: New Horizons + an empty toilet paper roll = magic

Forget terraforming your Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab) island, try building one entirely on an empty toilet paper roll. YouTube (opens in new tab) artist ClayClaim (aka Simon) did just that, building a 360° model out of polymer clay on one of many cardboard rolls. Check out the video below.

The attention to detail here is astounding, not to mention the dexterity it must take to mold such tiny houses. ClayClaim's island has seven buildings, including the Dodo Airlines terminal complete with dock, seaplane, and six houses (there's no Nook's Cranny or Resident Services building). He also makes a ton of evergreen, fruit, and coconut trees to scatter about this loo roll island, some beautiful flowers, and even the island's elevated levels and waterfalls.

ClayClaims claims to not have played much of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but his clay island has pavement laid all over it and it's making me very jealous (I have not been granted access to this yet, and my island decor is suffering because of it). During the video, he mentions that choosing which aspects of the island to include was the most difficult part of the production, which is likely why there are no villagers on this island either. That's probably the right move, though, as we'd all be fighting over who should and shouldn't be there (if I saw that smug jerk Beardo anywhere near this I'd instinctively crush it).

Considering we're all stocking up on toilet paper and other essentials, it's cool to see the empty rolls being used creatively - it's even cooler when it's for an Animal Crossing island. This may be my quarantine talking, but I'd live on that clay island.

For more on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out our guide to Nook Miles Rewards (opens in new tab).

Alyssa Mercante
Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.