Looking for easy Easter craft ideas for kids? This pom pom chick is super cute, and really easy to make.
My friend Helen showed me how to make this Easter chick. I think it's just the sweetest. Thanks Helen!
All you'll need for this easter craft idea is:
That's it! I love projects that don't need many materials :-)
Make two pom poms using the "cardboard circle technique". Make one of them slighly bigger than the other.
If you've never made pom poms this way before, then click here for instructions on how to make pom poms.
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Don't cut open your pom poms just yet. Leave them at the stage where they look like this:
Cut open the bigger pom pom, but leave the cardboard in place. Tie a piece of yarn around, between the cardboard circles, as described in the last step of the pom pom instructions. Your pom pom should now look like this:
Wrap one of the pipe cleaners around the pom pom, between the two pieces of cardboard. Twist it a few times to hold it in place. It should look like this:
This pipe cleaner will becomes the chick's legs.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the smaller pom pom. The smaller pom pom will become the chick's head. Bend one end of the pipe cleaner back on itself to make a beak, like this:
Now it's time to join the chick's head to its body.
See the long end of pipe cleaner in the pic from step 4? Wrap it around the big pom pom, in the space between the two pieces of cardboard. Your chick should now look like this:
Tear away the cardboard pieces.
The final step is to make the chick's feet. Bend the pipe cleaner back and forth to make three-toed feet. Trim off any spare length of pipe cleaner with scissors or pliers.
And... *drumroll* here's the final chick! Isn't it cute?
How did your Easter chick turn out? I hope you found these instructions clear. If you have any questions or comments, or just want to say hi, please contact me with this handy form.
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