Rooster, hen and chick from toilet paper roll

This gluing gave us a hard time. But the result is worth it. We created a tap, chicken and chicken from toilet paper rolls. The most difficult was the rooster, the simplest was the chick, which can stick even three-year-old children. In the article you will find a tip on how to do it.

What we made

We made one roll of toilet paper and colored paper rooster, one roll of chicken and half of the roll we glued a chicken. Children have original Easter decorations at home. 🙂

Rooster, hen and chick from toilet paper roll

Rooster, hen and chick from toilet paper roll

Suitable for: 3+ years old

Each pet is otherwise difficult.

  • Chick – easy to stick. They can make children around the age of three, perhaps at the age of two and a half with little help from an adult.
  • Hen – medium difficult to stick. Three-year-old, four-year-old children can stick almost themselves.
  • Rooster – very heavy. Martin  at the age of four had a lot to do to create a tap. Glueing is suitable for children around five years.

All you need

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Color papers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sticky eyes or white paper and felt-tip pen (to create paper eyes)

How to do it

Here’s how to create Easter decorations from toilet paper rolls.

Chick (from 2.5+ years)

I cut wings out of yellow paper, two legs out of orange and a red beak. We also needed sticky eyes. We wrapped the toilet paper roll in yellow colored paper, and then split it in two. For this I used a cutter, but you can try to split the roll with scissors.

Rooster, hen and chick from toilet paper roll

Rooster, hen and chick from toilet paper roll

Children stuck wings, beak, eyes and finally legs. This gluing is easy. Young children may stick the wings upside down and need help with how they belong.

Hen (from 3+ years)

I made wings out of brown paper. I wrapped the toilet paper roll in brown paper. I also made legs out of orange paper, a yellow beak and a red dude and a comb. I made a small dude for a hen and a comb lower than a tap.

The children stuck wings, eyes, dude, and a beak came on him. Finally their legs stuck. Filip’s sticking of the legs was a problem, the wings glued upside down, but he still succeeded hen. 🙂 Finally we fixed the comb. I cut a roll at the top of my head, halfway where we put the comb.

Rooster (from 5+ years / from 4.5 years)

We needed the most colored paper for the tap. First we wrapped a roll in orange paper. Then I prepared blue and green wings. Furthermore, a red comb and red dude, yellow beak and brown legs. The strips of colored paper were to represent the tail. He was the hardest.

First we glued our eyes, beak and wings. Next came the legs and I made notches on the roll as well as the hen, so that we can insert a comb.

I twisted the colored strips into the roll to twist. The length of the strips was 15 centimeters. Finally we glued the strips like a tail. Filip couldn’t do it and I had to help him a lot. Martin  glued the stripes himself, choosing three colors.

In conclusion

We have a rooster and a chicken family at home. Children like it, although for today they had a lot of hard work gluing. 🙂 We used toilet paper rolls, which are very grateful for character creation. And a tip to the very conclusion. An egg can be placed in a small chick, either chocolate or hard-boiled. If the egg is dropping, you can underlay it with a carton of eggs.

I wish you a lot of fun. 🙂


Yours Tereza

Tereza Krcek

Mum of two boys, based in Prague, Czech Republic.  / Mutter von zwei Jungen aus Prag, Tschechische Republik.

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