Toilet roll Peeps and paper bag nests…
Remember the simple paper bag nests that I shared with you yesterday?
And remember I told you I’d show you what we filled them with in a later post?
The inspiration for these toilet roll Peeps came from the toilet roll chicks that we made last year. I wanted to make them look a little more like Marshmallow Peeps this year though so we went with a variety of pastel colours. I’m not terribly certain that these little guys actually look like Peeps, but they were fun to make, and they sure are cute!
Here’s what you’ll need for your Peeps:
- cardboard tubes (toilet roll/paper towel roll/wrapping paper tube etc)
- paints in pastel colours
- matching tissue paper
- googly eyes or small black buttons
- card-stock or construction paper “beaks”
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How we made ‘em:
To start, the hooligans painted their cardboard tubes: one purple, one yellow and one blue. To prevent us from ending up with multi-coloured Peeps, I set out one colour of paint at a time. We used acrylic craft paints. Acrylics are my favourite type of paint for crafting with. The colours are vibrant, the coverage is great, the colours are rich, and they dry very quickly. No, they are not washable, so yes, there may be stains, but if you dress your child in old clothing when crafting, or whip up one of our easy re-purposed denim aprons, you won’t have to worry about it.
Nestle these little guys into your paper bag nests to complete this super-sweet Easter craft!
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