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Easter Chicks Craft

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Newly-hatched chicks are one of the cutest Spring things! Now you can have these precocious peeps around any time of year, with this simple egg carton craft idea. Egg-shaped boxes make a perfect home for these fuzzy creatures. This recycled craft lets your child practice her cutting and crafting skills while bringing together both chicken and egg.

What You Need:

  • Egg carton
  • White paint
  • Cotton balls
  • Orange construction paper
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Small ziploc bag
  • Yellow paint
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors

 

What You Do:

  1. Have your child put a bit of the yellow paint and a few drops of water into a ziploc bag and mix well.
  2. Place cotton balls in the bag to soak up the paint.
  3. Put the wet, yellow cotton balls on a piece of wax paper to dry.
  4. Now your child can cut one cup out of the egg carton.
  5. Show her how to cut the edges in a zigzag pattern. so the carton looks like half of a cracked egg-shell.
  6. Paint the shell white, or leave it natural for a brown egg.
  7. Glue a dried yellow cotton ball into the bottom of the carton cup.
  8. Glue a second yellow cotton ball on top of the first ball. This is the baby chick!
  9. Cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper for the beak, and fold it in half.
  10. Glue the beak onto the cotton ball.
  11. Glue googly eyes above the beak.

Make a few more and place them in a basket for a whole family of chicks!

Updated on Mar 14, 2013
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