An Easter Craft with toilet roll tubes…
I was kind of “winging it” (pardon the pun) as we went along, so some of the materials that you see on the tray got swapped out for different things as we went along. We didn’t end up using the fabric swatches for wings. Instead, we crumpled yellow tissue paper up, and used that to give the chicks a “fluffy” appearance. Originally, I set out purple foam triangles for beaks because I didn’t think I had orange ones. I ended up finding some orange foam letters, so I cut the beaks out of those instead.
Here’s how we made our toilet roll Easter chicks:
When the tubes were dry, they glued on googly eyes and a beak.
For the nests, we used a stash of shredded brown paper that a gift came cushioned in a while back. I held on to the paper, knowing we’d put it to good use one day. If you have a paper shredder you could put some brown construction paper, or the panel from a brown paper bag through it.
I cut a circle out of construction paper, and the Hooligans glued a handful of the shredded paper onto the circle. Make a little “hole” in the center, and nestle your little chick in all nice and cozy.