Making a Toilet Paper Tube Chicken

A painted TP tube, some craft paper, scissors, glue, and a black marker are all that you need for this cute, fun to make chick. This page contains instructions and photos to help you in making a toilet paper tube chicken.


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Make this cute paper chicken using the cardboard center from a roll of toilet paper. You can fill them with little bags of candy if you like. This is a great craft for kids!

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 chicken


  • 1 cardboard tube from TP
  • yellow paint
  • paintbrush
  • craft paper (yellow, red, orange)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • black marker


  1. Paint cardboard tube yellow and allow to dry.
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  3. To make the wing, cut out a triangle from the yellow craft paper. Mine is about 3.5" tall with a base of 4" and diagonal of 4.5".
  4. Glue the triangle onto the tube, but allow the end to stay popped out.
  5. To make the chicken's tail, cut out a smaller yellow triangle and glue it behind the wing.
  6. Now round off the edge where the wing and tail meet.
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  8. Cut out a chicken comb and waddle from the red paper. Cut out a triangle from the orange paper to make a beak.
  9. Glue the comb to the inside top of the tube. Fold the base of the beak a bit, then glue it to the side of the tube.
  10. Glue the waddle to the bottom of the beak.
  11. Draw on its eye.
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