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Spring Chicken Children's Craft

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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.

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21 Responses to “Spring Chicken Children's Craft”

  1. dawngordon April 2, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    Berries are great for dying the eggs too.

  2. Kelly April 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

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

  3. Melanie B April 3, 2010 at 2:01 am #

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

    • admin April 6, 2010 at 9:14 am #

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

  4. Sarah April 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    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!

    • admin April 6, 2010 at 9:07 am #

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

  5. Leigh April 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    I came over from Life Happens During Naptime! Can’t wait to try your booster seat! http://www.kolcraft.com/jeep/booster-seat/206
    I really love the features!

    • admin April 6, 2010 at 9:07 am #

      Great to have you here Leigh!

  6. Debbie April 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

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

    • admin April 6, 2010 at 9:06 am #

      Thanks Debbie. Glad you like it!

  7. Jennifer B April 4, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

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

    • admin April 6, 2010 at 9:06 am #

      Thanks Jennifer. Hope you have fun doing the craft!

  8. Verlene April 5, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    Dear Friends, Happy Easter!!!

    • admin April 6, 2010 at 9:00 am #

      Thank you Verlene & to you too!

  9. admin April 6, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    Kelly – glad you like the idea :)

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

    Michelle

  10. L.D. April 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    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.

    • admin April 7, 2010 at 10:03 am #

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

  11. Kim April 7, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    I love this idea! Super easy and super fun!

    • admin April 7, 2010 at 10:01 am #

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

  12. Libby's Library News April 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

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

    • admin April 12, 2010 at 8:08 am #

      Thanks Libby. Glad you like them! Michelle

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