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!
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!
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!
I painted my cardboard tubes, but you could also wrap them in construction paper or colored scrapbook paper.
Next glue on the googly eyes.
Pick your feathers. I used contrasting colors, but you could match them if you prefer.
Put some glue inside the top of the tube above where the eyes are and press your feathers into place.
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.
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
- Paint cardboard tubes, one color per tube.
- Glue on googly eyes.
- Glue feathers to inside of tube above the eyes.
- Use marker to add eyebrows.
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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!!
Amanda Formaro says
Thanks so much Judy! I used CraftSmart. It’s only available at Michaels. :)