Toilet roll “Peeps” and nests: an easy, upcycled Easter craft for kids to make with cardboard tubes and paper bags.
We hooligans LOVE to craft at holiday time, so you’ll find lots of Easter crafts for kids among the pages of my blog. Remember the simple paper bag nests that I shared with you yesterday? Well today we’re making toilet roll “Peeps” to put in those nests!
This is not the first craft of it’s kind for us. I love crafting with cardboard tubes! Check out these toilet roll Easter Bunnies! Last year’s toilet roll chicks were the inspiration for today’s craft. I wanted to make these guys look a little more like Marshmallow Peeps though, so we’re using some fun pastel colours. Just look at these little guys! Aren’t they sweet?
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own toilet roll chicks:
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- cardboard tubes (toilet roll/paper towel roll/wrapping paper tube)
- acrylic craft
- painttissue papergoogly eyes or small black buttons
- yellow card stock (for beak)
How we made our cardboard Peeps:
To keep the Peeps from becoming multi-coloured, I set out one paint colour at a time, and the hooligans painted their tubes: one purple, one blue and one yellow.
When I’m crafting with children, I like to use Acrylic craft paint. The colours are vibrant, the coverage is great, the and they dry quickly. They’re not washable, so be sure to dress your child in old clothing or cover up to avoid staining. I’ve made these re-purposed denim aprons for the hooligans. We love them!
When our paints were dry, we added eyes and beaks, and stuffed a tuft of tissue paper into the top of the toilet roll.
Tip for drying paint quickly: Keep an old hairdryer on hand in the playroom.
To make your paper bag nests:
Click the following link for the step-by-step instructions for making the paper bag nests t to complete this Easter craft.
When your work is done, pop your little guys into their nests. Aren’t they sweet?
Looking for another easy Easter craft for kids? Try one of these:
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