Cardboard Tube Craft: Featherheads

What a simple craft for the kids! Adding these cardboard tube featherheads to the list! #kidscrafts @amandaformaro

Quite often I have an overabundance of cardboard tubes in my craft room. I can’t help it, I just can’t throw them away. With spring officially here, I couldn’t wait any longer to put together a colorful craft for the kids. This adorable cardboard tube craft is super easy and they make for a great puppet show. Pick some colors and get crafting!

What a simple craft for the kids! These cardboard tube featherheads are too cute! #kidscrafts @amandaformaro

I’m calling these featherheads. They could have been birds or even a spin off from those awful troll dolls from years gone by. But I loved how simple and cute they ended up with just feathers and googly eyes!

Oh my gosh! I love these cardboard tube featherheads, a simple craft for the kids! #kidscrafts @amandaformaro

These also bring back memories of The Muppets. The new movie comes out in theaters today, so the timing of this project is pretty fitting!

Cardboard Tube Featherheads - Crafts by Amanda @amandaformaro

I painted my cardboard tubes, but you could also wrap them in construction paper or colored scrapbook paper.

Cardboard Tube Featherheads - Crafts by Amanda @amandaformaro

Next glue on the googly eyes.

Cardboard Tube Featherheads - Crafts by Amanda @amandaformaro

Pick your feathers. I used contrasting colors, but you could match them if you prefer.

Cardboard Tube Featherheads - Crafts by Amanda @amandaformaro

Put some glue inside the top of the tube above where the eyes are and press your feathers into place.

What an awesome way to recycle cardboard tubes. Definitely making this craft with the kids! #kidscrafts @amandaformaro

Boom! Instant puppet show. Have fun!

More cardboard tube crafts

Looking for more cardboard tube ideas? Check out all my cardboard tube crafts here, or you can find a TON of cardboard tube crafts on my other site Fun Family Crafts. I’ve also hand picked a few of my favorites below.

ANOTHER CRAFTY IDEA >>  Juice Box Monsters

Cardboard Tube Craft: Featherheads


  • 4 cardboard tubes
  • 8 googly eyes
  • Feathers: green, blue, pink and yellow
  • Craft paint: green, blue, pink and yellow
  • White craft glue
  • Fine point black marker
  1. Paint cardboard tubes, one color per tube.
  2. Glue on googly eyes.
  3. Glue feathers to inside of tube above the eyes.
  4. Use marker to add eyebrows.


  1. Judy says

    Your cardboard tubes are so cute!! I would LOVE to know the brand of paint you used … they turned out WONDERFUL. I want to create these with my grandkids!!

    Thanks for your help!!


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