Print Project

Cardboard Tube Stork

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 4- inch cardboard tube toilet roll or cut a paper towel roll
  • 2 white pipe cleaners
  • 2 orange pipe cleaners
  • White paper copy/printer paper will work!
  • White feathers
  • Glue stick
  • Craft glue
  • Tweezers
  • 2 googly eyes


  • Cover the 4-inch cardboard tube with white paper using a glue stick.
  • Use tweezers to poke two holes in the cardboard tube about 1/2-inch apart. This is where the legs will go.
  • Bend an orange pipe cleaner in half and insert one into the holes from the inside of the tube.
  • Bend the bottom of each end of the orange pipe cleaner to make the foot, about 1-inch long.
  • Bend the legs and set aside.
  • Twist the two white pipe cleaners together to make one thicker pipe cleaner.
  • Use tweezers to poke a hole in the top of the tube (for the neck, so opposite side from the legs).
  • Insert the thick white pipe cleaner into the hole and bend in place from the inside of the tube.
  • Starting at the top of the white pipe cleaner, wrap the pipe cleaner around the end of your tweezers to create a tight coil (the head).
  • Cut a 4-inch piece from the remaining orange pipe cleaner and tuck it into the coiled white pipe cleaner.
  • Grab your glue and add a dab or two to each of the following areas: beak, neck where it enters the tube, and legs where they enter the tube.
  • Glue on googly eyes to each side of the head and glue white feathers to both sides of the tube. Glue a feather coming out the back of the tube as the tail.