Here’s an adorable spring craft that uses supplies you may already have on hand! Grab an empty egg carton and some plastic eggs and make some adorable hatching chicks. This is a perfect craft for young kids (with a bit of help), and my almost 8-year-old loved them too. They’re just so sweet!
There are two ways to make these cute chicks. Give the chicks feet so they stand on their own, or you can put the chicks inside an egg carton “egg” so they look like they are hatching.
Use these chicks to decorate your Easter table! Or display them on a windowsill. So many possibilities!
The finished chicks are also very fun to play with. Use them as part of a sensory bin with paper Easter grass. Maybe add some unpopped popcorn for feeding the chicks!
Ready to make some this plastic egg chick craft?
- Plastic eggs – yellow
- Orange felt, construction paper, or craft foam
- Googly eyes
- Cardboard egg carton
- White paint
- Hot glue or another craft glue
- Yellow craft feathers – optional but very cute!
First, cut out individual sections from the egg carton. Paint them white.
While the paint is drying, assemble the chicks. Cut out a triangle from orange felt. You can also use construction paper or craft foam if desired. Another option is cardboard painted orange.
Our craft feathers were huge, so I cut small segments to use for the chick’s wings.
If you want your chick to stand up on its own, cut out some feet from orange felt. I glued the felt to a piece of cardboard for more stability.
The assembled chicks are just so cute!
Here’s a photo of one of the standing chicks.
With the egg cartons, you can turn them so that the smooth side is facing out, like this.
Or, you can turn them around so that the jagged side is showing. This makes them look more like the egg has cracked and the chick is hatching! It’s totally up to you.
And that’s all there is too it! Have fun making little chicks!
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