We have been busily making little spring and Easter crafts around here. Today I’m going to show you how to make these cute and silly little chicks. I used to love to get the little tiny yellow chicks in my Easter basket when I was little – you know, the cute little ones with the black bead eyes?
I thought it would be fun to make my own version – and it gave me a chance to use flocking powder – seriously, how fun is that stuff? I love how fuzzy and cute it is!
You will need:
:: styrofoam balls in two sizes
:: orange pipe cleaners
:: yellow flocking powder
:: orange cardstock
:: pins for eyes – I used blue
1. Place a styrofoam ball on a toothpick and paint with glue, making sure it’s all covered.
2. Get a cute little helper to assist you. :)
3. Shake flocking powder over the glue covered ball, covering it generously.
4. Place toothpicks in a piece of foam so the balls can dry.
5. Use a toothpick to secure the small ball (head) to the larger ball (body).
6. Bend the pipe cleaners into little legs and feet.
7. Use a toothpick to poke a hole in the bottom for the legs, then stick them in with glue.
8. Make a teeny slit for the beak, attach with glue. Add eyes. (Not shown). An adult should add the eyes, since the pins are sharp! You can attach them with a little glue so that they are secure.
You’re all done! Look at these silly guys. They are a little wobbly, you need to prop them up a little bit.
Aren’t they fun? Don’t you think you need to make a little flock for your Easter table?