Some more fun to add to your Easter baskets. A few days ago I did bunnies and now it’s time to make some chicks.
Yellow yarn, wiggle eyes or plastic doll eyes, pipe cleaners, yellow or orange felt, cardboard, scissors, glue, ribbon and lace to decorate (optional)
First you will need to make a pom pom. Trace different size lids onto cardboard to use as your templates. Draw a circle in center of your circles and cut that out. You will need two cardboard disc for each pom pom. Make a large set and a small set, One will be for the head and the other for the body of the chicks. Once you have your templates cut out and start wrapping your yarn around two discs. I wrap two to three times around each set if disc so there will be a nice thick pom pom to trim up later. After you are finished wrapping all the way around, start cutting the center between the two disc. Once you cut all the way around, tie off the center then pull discs away.
Just like the pom pom bunnies you can get really creative and do different colors.
After you have finished your pom poms start gluing the smaller one to a larger one (the head to the body) then glue in pipe cleaner legs and let dry for a few hours. I use a lot of tacky glue for projects like this but school glue works too. If you are using a glue gun, don’t have children do it. Hot glue and yarn do not mix well and there is a good chance you will burn yourself, so be extra careful. You can glue eyes in at this stage as well.
It should look like this before you add a tiny felt beak (another laugh for you all, you know what a chick without a beak looks like), which is just two small triangles glued into the face area.
Add beak and embellishments like lace, ribbon or whatever you want your chick to wear. I think a Winter scarf would be funny on a chick.
These chicks are super easy to make, so save money and make basket fillers yourself.
You can make several chicks and have a ton of them.
Have fun being creative and saving money. Fill your Easter baskets with hand made items made with love.
Happy Easter decorating everyone.