Crafts for kids: Easter Chick Centerpiece

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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!

You will need:
Yellow and orange craft foam
Google eyes
Chenille stems
Green Craft Foam or Paint Green Cardboard
Hot glue gun

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.
Prepare materials

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.


Have fun!

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