Are you a teacher looking for a low cost, easy craft idea for Easter? I designed this post just for you! Over the years Donatella and I have been contacted by many teachers who have the same problem: small budgets and an overwhelming desire to bring creativity into the classroom. Often we proprose kits which contain precut pieces, but this year I decided to put myself to the test. This EASTER CHICK CENTERPIECE costs around 40 cents per child – not bad. My Easter table centerpiece has three marching chicks – one large and two small. If you try it with your class send us some pictures!
Let’s get started:
Step 1: Cut out two 7cm diameter circles and four 5cm diameter circles from the yellow craft foam. Cut out beak, crown and feathers from orange craft foam.
Step 2: Cut out a short piece and a long piece from a chenille stem. You will need one chenille stem per chick. Make a t shape with the two pieces.
Step 3: Fold the right arm of the t arms across to the left.
Step 4: Fold the left arm of t arm across to the right. You have formed the foot of the chick.
Step 5: Bend the long stem of the t shape up to form the leg.
Step 6: Glue two legs together at the top.
Step 7: Glue the legs on the back of one of the yellow circles.
Step 8: Glue on the second circle in order to close the legs in the middle of the two yellow circles.
Step 9: Glue on eyes.
Step 10: Glue on wings.
Step 11: Glue on crown.
Step 12: Glue on beak.
Repeat this to make two other chicks. I glued my chicks onto a piece of green craft foam that I fringed around the edge to make look like grass but you can also use a piece of cardboard painted green to keep the cost down.