What You Need:
- Construction paper in yellow and orange
- Googly eyes
- Clothespins or paper clips
What You Do:
- Help your child cut two strips of equal size, that are approximately 2" x 5". Roll and glue each into a tube that is 5 inches long, clip clothespins to the tube to allow the glue to set.
- While the glue sets, have your child cut a square of yellow paper that is approximately 2" x 2". Ask her to cut the square of yellow paper in half to form two triangular wings.
- Glue the two yellow tubes together to form the head and body of the chick. Is one of the tubes slightly bigger than the other? If so, use the bigger one for the body. Again, clip with clothespins to allow the glue to set.
- Have your child glue the wings to the sides of the chick, folding slightly downward.
- While the glue dries, let your child cut two isosceles triangles out of the orange paper for the chick's feet.
- Glue the top points of the triangles together to form an upside down V.
- With the bases of the triangles pointed outward, have your child glue the feet to the bottom of the chick’s body.
- Ask your child to cut a small orange triangle for the beak.
- Have her fold the base of the triangle over slightly to create a flap that will help the beak point outward.
- Apply glue to the beak flap and glue to the chick's head.
- Let your child glue the googly eyes to the chick's head.
If your child enjoyed making one chick, have her make a whole flock! Some of them can be bigger, some smaller. Play around with the colors by making tan and white chicks or black chicks with yellow beaks and feet. They make great Easter decorations, or you could use them as place cards for your family brunch.