Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Easy Peeping Chick Spring Craft
Are you busy baking and preparing for your Easter celebrations? I am.
The children have been begging for a dessert and I finally gave in to their pleas. How can I resist their puppy dog eyes or the lure of chocolate pudding? I used several eggs and decided to reuse their shells for craft time.
We crafted ourselves a flock of hatching chicks!
To make these cute and easy peeping chicks, you will need the following:
cleaned egg shells
paints, dyes, stickers, or markers
orange triangle for a beak
black circles for eyes (I used a hole punch for easy and uniform circles)
Here is what we did:
Wash, rinse, and dry your cracked egg shells. You can use a bleach wash if desired.
Prop an egg shell up using a pop lid, bottle cap, or similar item.
Paint the shell. We used q-tips, but you can use paint brushes or dye your eggs. I have even left them natural.
Take your cotton ball and add an orange triangle for a beak and two black circles for eyes. In the past I have used colored cotton balls for spring colors, but this year I couldn't find any at the local store.
Gently place your "chick" inside his egg. Make sure he's peeping out from the cracked shell.
What do you use leftover egg shells for?