Spring Chicken Children’s Craft

It’s fun Friday and we are continuing with our theme of children’s Springtime activities and crafts. Our little chicken craft also doubles as a goodie basket for you to celebrate Spring with your children!

What you’ll need:*
• Cardboard egg carton
• Non-toxic markers or paint
• Colorful plastic eggs
• Yellow pom poms for each chick
• Orange felt, triangles for beaks
• Small black wiggle eyes, 2 for each chick
• White craft glue or a glue gun (to be used by adults only)

How to create your chick & goodie basket:

Color the egg carton. if you use paint make sure you give it time to dry. It can be colored green so the chicks look like they are sitting in grass or you can let your child be creative and use whatever colors he or she wants!
1. Take a pom pom and glue the wiggly eyes on it. Cut a small triangle of orange felt or the beak and glue that under the eyes. If you want your chick to be bigger you can glue the pom pom with the chick face on top of another pom pom for the body.
2. Place hatched chicks into the egg carton.
3. Decide how many chicks you want hatched and fill eggs with candy, coins, a little love note, etc. Place filled eggs in egg carton.

Display your child’s chick and goodie basket on the dining room table or somewhere else where everyone can see it.

Do you have a favorite Springtime craft to do with your children?  Feel free to share it with us!

And if you make a chick goodie basket, feel free to post a picture in our Magical Moments section of your child creating this masterpiece!

*Since there are small parts to this craft, it is not recommended for children under 3 years old.

Posted April 2, 2010

by MichelleH


21 Responses

  1. dawngordon says:

    Berries are great for dying the eggs too.

  2. Kelly says:

    Great idea! We can do this tomorrow afternoon as a family time project! Thanks for the idea!!

  3. Melanie B says:

    these are adorable, I’ll have to try them with my three year old

  4. Sarah says:

    My MIL and I were just discussing this craft. One of her teacher friends had done it in school and she was telling me about how cute they were. It’s nice to find a picture and instructions for it! Thanks!

  5. Leigh says:

    I came over from Life Happens During Naptime! Can’t wait to try your booster seat!
    I really love the features!

  6. Debbie says:

    Visiting from Life Happens at Naptime. Love the jeep booster seat.

  7. Jennifer B says:

    What a great idea! My children will adore doing this.

  8. Verlene says:

    Dear Friends, Happy Easter!!!

  9. admin says:

    Thank you Verlene & to you too!

  10. admin says:

    Thanks Jennifer. Hope you have fun doing the craft!

  11. admin says:

    Thanks Debbie. Glad you like it!

  12. admin says:

    Great timing! Hope you have fun doing the craft! Michelle

  13. admin says:

    Great to have you here Leigh!

  14. admin says:

    Great Melanie! Feel free to post a photo of you & your 3 year old doing the craft in our Magical Moments section :)

  15. admin says:

    Kelly – glad you like the idea :)

    Dawn – didn’t know you could dye eggs with berries! How does that work?


  16. L.D. says:

    When we were kids our grandparents colored eggs by boiling them with onion skins and I think vinegar. They turn out with the most gorgeous designs.

  17. Kim says:

    I love this idea! Super easy and super fun!

  18. admin says:

    Thanks Kim. We are glad you like it! :)

  19. admin says:

    Great idea LD! Isn’t it amazing how the simplest ways of doing things can have the most beautiful results?

  20. These might just be the cutest crafts that I’ve ever seen!

  21. admin says:

    Thanks Libby. Glad you like them! Michelle

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