How to make cardboard tube chicks
Don't throw out those old loo rolls - you'll need them to make these cute Easter chicks. They're really quick and easy to put together, and will sit perfectly on a windowsill next to some bright spring flowers.
You will need
- Cardboard tube
- Acrylic paint in yellow
- White, yellow and orange felt
- Yellow, pink and white foam sheets
- Pink and white pom poms
- Black and orange felt pen
- Strong glue
- Green pipe cleaners
- Yellow feathers
How to make
- Paint the tubes yellow with two coats of paint.
- For the wings, you'll need to cut a thick, 17cm-long strip from the white felt. Round off the ends, then cut two yellow and two white strips of the same length, but about a quarter of the width of the original strip. We've used pinking shears here to give each strip a zigzag edge.
- Glue the thin strips to the thick strip, one above the other, so they overlap slightly. Then dot a bit of glue on the underside of the wing in the centre and attach to the back of the tube.
- Draw around the base of the tube on the yellow foam and add feet shapes, then cut out and glue to the tube. Use the orange pen to draw details.
- Cut a small piece of orange felt into a triangle and glue onto the front of the tube for the beak.
- Draw the eyes on with a black pen.
- Put a layer of glue inside the tube, around the top rim, and glue feathers all the way around.
- Cut flower shapes from the pink and yellow foam, layer them together and make a hole in the middle.
- Push a green pipe cleaner through the hole and glue a small pompom to the end to secure.
- Insert the flower under the wing and secure in place with a little bit of glue.
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