Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cheep cheep

Here's a fun and simple spring craft for your little ones to make:

baby chicks in their egg shells.

I can't take the credit for coming up with this one, we made these at story hour today.

Here's what you need:
-egg shell halves
-colored cardstock cut into squares
-cotton ball (ours had been painted yellow) or yellow pom pom
-craft eyes or small black paper circles (it looked like ours were from a hole punch)
-orange paper triangle for beak (or you could do a diamond then fold it in half)

Simply glue the eyes and beak to the cotton ball, then glue the ball into the egg shell.  Glue the shell to the paper square.

The librarian commented that she always made these growing up and used them for name cards for the Easter dinner table. Cute idea. I would print the names and a little picture or 'cheep cheep' on the paper before cutting them out. Another idea would be to glue some colored easter grass under and around the egg shell.

We're all getting excited for Easter around here.  The kids are no doubt excited to see what the Easter Bunny will leave them (I have yet to decide if I'm going to do baskets or just a chocolate bunny). As for me, I'm looking forward to Easter Services and a day spent with family with a delicious meal.


  1. cute! the kids have made some cute Easter crafts at classes and at friends houses, but unfortunately Passover doesn't have the same cute decorations and crafts as Easter. :)

  2. oh gosh! I totally forgot about Easter baskets! I've got waaaay too many things going on. you know, the whole "burning the candle at both ends" deal. agh!