Learn how to make these cute Easter Chicks for a fun Easter craft with the kids.
What you need:
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 cup of water
Food colouring ( I used red)
3 to 4 egg shells
- Mix the vinegar, water and lots of food colouring together until well mixed.
- Place the egg shells into the dye & leave them for a few minutes depending how bright you want the eggs.
- Take out the eggs shells & allow them dry on a tray.
To make the pom poms
- I use a pasta spoon with measuring holes, to make the pom poms but you can make the pom poms using any method.
- We are going to make the chicks head first, so we need to make a small pom pom.
- Start to wind the wool around the spoon.
- Cut a piece of wool about 15 cm long.
- Thread it through holes at the spoon’s handle.
- Moved the wrapped wool from the larger part of the spoon towards the handle. Making sure the wool moves over the threaded length of wool.
- Grab the ends of the f wool and tie it tightly around the centre of the pom pom.
- Cut the loops from the pom pom.
- Fluff and trim the pom pom.
- To make the chicks head, move apart the wool where you want the beak to go and glue. Then press in the paper beak, made from the orange paper, into the gap.
- Attach the eyes to the chick’s head with glue.
- Make a larger pom pom for the chick’s body. Now attach the head to the body with glue.
- Allow the chicks to dry. Once dry give any loose ends a trim.
If you’d like chicks to be a bit more robust tie the head and body together then use some clue glue.
The chicks are not suitable for small children to play with, but they are great for an Easter display or as gifts.