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Upcycled Paper Roll Easter Chicks

Upcycled Paper Roll Easter Chicks

Paper Roll Easter Chicks

Craft sourced from One Little Project. All pictures belong to its respected brand/contributor.

Wouldn't these paper roll chicks make adorable little egg holders? This is a fun project for the fun Easter holiday & your tykes will definitely be able to make it by themselves!

What You'll Need

  • Toilet Paper Roll/Strip of yellow card stock  (1.5″ wide by 5.5″ long)
  • Small scrap of orange paper or recycled paper painted in orange
  • 6″ pipe cleaners (2 yellow and 1 orange)
  • 2 small googly eyes 
  • Colouring pen/Markers
  • Crafter’s tape/Glue Gun (under supervision of an adult)
  • Invisible tape
  • Scissors
  • Single hole punch

#1 Cut out a little beak

Fold a small scrap of orange paper or cardstock in half, then cut out a triangle on the fold. When you open it up, it will be a little diamond shape.

#2 Craft the face

Cut a piece of yellow card stock to be 1.5″ wide by 5.5″ long (feel free to use a toilet paper roll and cut it to a height of 1.5″). Then use crafter’s tape to attach the googly eyes and the beak to the middle of the paper/toilet paper roll.

When the face is ready, roll the paper into a tube shape and secure it with a strip of invisible tape. You’ll want to have a strip of tape on the outside as well as on the inside to keep it together.

#3 Make little holes on the sides of the paper roll

Line them up so they are right across from each other, roughly in the middle of the paper roll.

#4 Give it some wings

Take a 6″ long yellow pipe cleaner and slide it through the holes in the paper roll.

Bend the pipe cleaners into little wing shapes and tuck the end back into the hole.


#5 Feet & Toes

To make the feet, start by folding a 6″ long orange pipe cleaner in half.

Then fold each side into an “M” shape like in the photo below. Use your fingers to pinch the chick’s feet tightly to make two little “toes” on each foot.

Use tape to attach the feet to the inside of the paper roll. If your paper roll chicks need to be stronger, just use a little bit of hot glue to keep the feet in place.


#6 Needing a few strands of Hair?

Cut a piece of pipe cleaner, about 2.5″ long and fold it in half. Attach it to the top of the paper roll with a piece of tape.

Voila, you have your bright and happy paper roll chicks! Each chick takes 5-10 mins to make. The only drawing skills you and your tykes will need will be for the eyebrows and rosy cheeks. Easy peasy! The paper roll and the beak can be replaced with toilet paper roll/used paper for an upcycled craft.

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