Easter Craft for Kids: Toilet Roll “Peeps”

Toilet Roll “Peeps” and Nests: an easy, upcycled Easter craft for kids to make with cardboard tubes and paper bags.

Hooray for Easter crafts!  We hooligans LOVE our holiday crafts, 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!

.Easy Easter Craft for Kids: Toilet Roll Chicks in Paper Bag Nests

This is not our first toilet roll Easter craft.   I love crafting with cardboard tubes, so we’ve made a few!  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 chicks look a little more like Marshmallow Peeps though, so we’re using some fun pastel colours.  Just look at them!  Aren’t they sweet?

To make our Toilet Roll Peeps, you’ll need:

 

supplies for toilet roll Peeps

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How we made our cardboard chicks:

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!

painting toilet roll tube Peep for an easy Easter Craft

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. :)

adding eyes and beaks to toilet roll peeps

To make your paper bag nests:

We’ve done our fair share of Paper Bag crafts!  We’ve made fairy’s tiaras, mermaid crowns, magician hats and alien headgear out of paper bags.

Click the following link for the step-by-step instructions for making the paper bag nests  to complete your Easter craft.

When your work is done, pop your little guys into their paper bag nests.  Aren’t they sweet?

toilet roll chicks in paper bag nests - an easy easter craft for kids

 

Looking for another easy Easter craft for kids?  Try one of these:

Easter Chick and Bunny Finger Puppets

Marbleized Easter Egg Garland

Easter Egg Napkin Rings

Foil and Tissue Easter Eggs

Tissue Paper Easter Wreath

 

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Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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