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Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft (Free Template)

Let’s visit a busy farm where the start of the day is announced by the crow of a rooster and the hens start laying their eggs. Kids can then make this iconic symbol of farm life with this toilet paper roll chicken craft!

Kids will transform a common household item into an adorable feathered friend with this project. It’s perfect for engaging kids in a fun and eco-friendly activity. 

As they cut, glue, and decorate, they’ll hone scissor skills, practice following instructions, and use their creativity. This craft is ideal to add to any farm themed learning units, and adds an interactive twist to learning. 

Grab our free template, a toilet paper tube, and a few basic supplies, and you’ll be all set to get crafting with the kids. 

Don’t stop at just chickens! Explore a whole barnyard of animal crafting possibilities from fluffy sheep to curly tailed pigs with our farm animal crafts for kids.

Toilet Roll Chicken

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Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the chicken template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this chicken template to life!

hand holding Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft template

To start, grab the eyes, and let’s give our chicken some sight! Kids, help your little feathered friend come to life by gluing an eye beneath each of the eyebrows.

hand gluing eye of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Next up, let’s add some color and character with the wattle. Take that piece and glue the wattle to the bottom and middle of the eyes.

hand gluing wattle of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Now, let’s give our chicken a beak! Guide your little ones as they glue the beak between the eyes.

hand gluing beak of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Time to top it off with style – add the comb to the top of the chicken’s head, right between the eyebrows. This colorful crest will make our chicken stand out from the coop in the most egg-stravagant way!

hand gluing comb of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Let’s draw the feathers of the chicken using the marker for a little extra flair!

hand drawing hackles of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Take the body piece and measure it against your toilet paper roll. Make a mark on the toilet roll where it ends, then use some scissors to cut the toilet roll to the proper height. Take a piece of tape and line it up along one side of the chicken’s body. Then, stick it onto the toilet paper roll.

hand taping the paper roll of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Grab another piece of tape. Use it to secure the chicken’s body to the toilet paper roll.

hand taping the paper roll of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Now, get your kids ready for the wrap-around! Encircle the body around the toilet paper roll and tape it securely on the other side.

hand taping the paper roll of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Take the wings and fold a small portion on the side opposite of the feathers. Glue this folded portion to the sides of the chicken’s body.

hand gluing wing of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft
hand gluing wings of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Finally, let’s bring everything together by attaching the head to the top of the body using glue or double sided tape.

hand gluing head of Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Be sure to check out our other toilet paper roll crafts for kids while you’re here! We’re sure your kids will love creating them.

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More Farm Ideas For Kids

Farm Animal Ideas

Looking to cultivate some farm fresh fun for your little ones? Let’s get creative and learn with some animal themed crafts and activities! We have hands-on crafting projects and engaging educational activities for every young farmer to enjoy.

These farm inspired ideas are sure to keep them entertained while fostering important skills. Be sure to read on below for a selection of books, crafts, and activities featuring our favorite barnyard buddies. Save the ones that catch your eye for a tractor load of fun!

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Farm Animal Books

Mr.s Wishy-Washy’s Farm is a classic farm animal books for kids. In this story, the animals revolt against Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s baths and leave the farm. You have to read the story to find out what crazy shenanigans the animals run into after they leave the farm!

Little Blue Truck is one of the most popular books in our house. The cool illustrations and rhyming words really make this story fun to read. And with a whole series after this one, kids love getting to know the characters more and more!

The Cow Said Neigh! is a fun and silly book about farm animals who wish they were another farm animal. Kids will enjoy the rhyming and learn that each of us (animals included) has strengths we should embrace.

two example of finished Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Farm Themed Crafts

Horse Handprint Craft – Harness your kids’ imaginations with a cute handprint craft that transforms into a horse! Kids will love creating using just their handprint as a canvas. It’s a hands-on activity sure to spark creativity and wonder!

Llama Puppet Craft – Got a paper bag? Then you have a puppet! Kids will love bringing this adorable creature to life with the help of our free template and imaginative play. It’s a simple yet engaging project that promises hours of creative fun!

Collage image of Farm Themed Crafts

Pig Headband Craft – Let your little ones snort with delight as they create their own pig headband! Kids can customize their piggy pals to their heart’s content by either crafting the pig or coloring it in. It’s a fun activity that promises squeals of joy!

Handprint Chicken Craft – Have your budding artists hatch their creativity with this chicken paper craft! With just a few simple materials and their own little handprints, kids can craft adorable chickens to peck their way into their hearts. It’s a clucking good time for all!

Farm Animals Preschool Activities

Transform learning into a fun coloring activity with our farm color by numbers! This set of worksheets features seven illustrations, and offers a fun way for kids to practice number identification, color words, and fine motor skills.

From plucky chickens to muddy pigs, each picture brings the farmyard to life while providing valuable educational benefits. Engage your little learners with this fun activity set and watch their skills bloom!

Immerse your kids in a barnyard bonanza of learning and fun with our farm animal printables! They’re perfect for preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten, and include 41 pages of engaging activities that cater to various developmental needs.

From labeling pigs to tracing farm animals, counting with apple tree play dough mats to exploring chicken lifestyles, there’s something to enrich handwriting, memory, fine motor skills, and more.

Collage image of Farm Animals Preschool Activities

Spring into learning scissor skills with our adorable chick cutting practice worksheets! Let your kids flourish with these engaging activities. They’ll follow dotted lines, count, and match on pages that feature playful chicks to captivate your young learners.

Beyond honing their scissor techniques, these worksheets will enhance hand muscles, hand-eye coordination, and problem solving skills. Spark growth and excitement this season as your little ones build skills and learn!

Kids can go on a letter discovery journey with these “D is for Donkey” letter find printables! These sheets are tailored for preschool and early elementary aged children to immerse them in alphabet recognition.

After they search for the letter Dd along with the cute donkey, they’ll know just what the letter looks like and enhance their reading preparedness skills. These activities are the perfect addition to any farm animals unit study, and foster a love for learning while exploring different farm animals!

single example of finished Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

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two example of finished Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Let’s visit a busy farm where the start of the day is announced by the crow of a rooster and the hens start laying their eggs. Kids can then make this iconic symbol of farm life with this toilet paper roll chicken craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Tape
  • Chicken template

Instructions

  1. Download the chicken template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start making the chicken by gluing the eye beneath each of the eyebrows.
  3. Glue the wattle to the bottom center of the eyes.
  4. Take the beak and glue it between the eyes, along the lower portion.
  5. Next, glue the comb to the top of the chicken’s head, in between the eyes.
  6. Draw the feathers of the chicken using the marker.
  7. Take the body piece and measure it against your toilet paper roll. Make a mark on the toilet roll where it ends, then use some scissors to cut the toilet roll to the proper height.
  8. Place tape along one side of the chicken’s body and attach it to the toilet paper roll.
  9. Use another piece of tape to secure it to the roll.
  10. Then, wrap the body around the toilet paper roll and tape it to the other side.
  11. Take the wings and fold a small portion of the pointy side. Place glue on the folded portion and glue it to the sides of the chicken’s body, just on the sides of the body.
  12. Finally, attach the head to the top of the body using glue.

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