- Cute Baby Chick Craft Ideas
- Best Baby Chick Crafts for Kids and Adults
- Top 10 Baby Chick Craft Ideas
- 1. Candy-Filled Easter Egg Carton Chick | One Little Project
- 2. Spring Chicks Egg Carton Craft | Typically Simple
- 3. Swinging Easter Chick |EVA MONLEON for Handmade Charlotte
- 4. Pom Pom Baby Chick Crafts or Ornaments | Rhythms of Play
- 5. Invitation to Make a Spring Chick Craft | Crafty Kids at Home
- 6. Popsicle Stick Handprint Art Baby Chick | Make and Takes
- 7. Hatching Baby Easter Chick Egg Decorating Idea
- 8. Easy Yarn Chick | Nurturestore
- 9. Easy Easter Chick Candy Jar | Crazy Little Projects
- 10. Hatching Chick Craft | I Heart Crafty Things
- Spring Crafts for Kids and Adults of All Ages
- If you d These Spring Craft Ideas, You May Also
- Easy Upcycled Bucket Chicken Spring Craft
- Easy Bucket Chicken Spring Craft
- What Can I Use This For?
- What Glue Works Best for This Bucket Craft?
- How to Make a Bucket Chicken Spring Craft
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- Upcycled Earth Day Craft + 20 More Genius Ways To Reuse Everyday Items ( Yogurt Containers!)
- 20 More Ways To Reuse Yogurt Containers
- 21+ Easy Easter Chick Crafts for Kids
- Onto our CUTE CHICK CRAFTS FOR KIDS!
- And as a little extra, here are some Chicken and Chick Crafts from sites we love:
- Enjoy yourEaster Chick Craft making and come back soon!
- 40+ Easy Easter Crafts – DIY Easter Decorations
Cute Baby Chick Craft Ideas
Baby chick crafts are fun decorations that kids (and adults) can make in the classroom or at home for Easter. Many of these baby chick craft ideas are made with recycled materials, while others use simple craft supplies.
Some of these baby chick craft ideas make fun Easter decorations and place settings for Easter dinner, while others are fun to display on bulletin boards and spring nature tables.
A few of these chick crafts such as these baby chick ornaments, look lovely on the Easter Tree, while others, such as these colored Easter chicks, make cute spring DIY home decor!
Related: Easter Art Projects Kids LOVE!
Related: How to make an Easter Tree
Best Baby Chick Crafts for Kids and Adults
My daughter and I had a lot of fun putting together this fun little collection of baby chick crafts for kids and adults of all ages.
Try your hand and any (or all) of these cute baby chick craft ideas, in the classroom or at home over spring break.
Related: Easter Traditions to Start with Your Family
Top 10 Baby Chick Craft Ideas
Try any of these cute baby chick crafts this spring!
1. Candy-Filled Easter Egg Carton Chick | One Little Project
Repurpose egg cartons to make this cute little recycled baby chick craft!
These fun little candy-filled Easter egg carton baby chicks are a super cute egg carton craft idea for kids.
Egg carton Easter chicks make an adorable place setting at the Easter Table. You can also fill them up with non-candy gifts and treasures.
Baby spring chick egg carton craft (source)
2. Spring Chicks Egg Carton Craft | Typically Simple
Another super cute egg carton spring chick craft that uses paint to make colored baby chicks!
Spring Chicks Egg Carton Craft (Source)
3. Swinging Easter Chick |EVA MONLEON for Handmade Charlotte
We fell in love with this adorable swinging spring Easter chick craft at first sight… isn’t it adorable?!
Swinging Easter chick spring craft (source)
4. Pom Pom Baby Chick Crafts or Ornaments | Rhythms of Play
This simple pom-pom chick Easter craft can be made in minutes using basic craft supplies.
Put them in children’s Easter baskets, or make them into Easter ornaments to hang on the Easter tree, Christmas tree, or even the rearview mirror!
Pom-Pom Chick Craft
Another cute pom-pom baby chick tutorial, pictured next to an eggshell in some of the photo collages, can be found on Fireflies & Mudpies.
5. Invitation to Make a Spring Chick Craft | Crafty Kids at Home
Set up an invitation to make with this fun baby chick toilet paper roll craft for kids. This recycled spring craft is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.
You can also try this easy toilet paper roll birdhouse craft.
Toilet paper roll spring chick craft (source)
6. Popsicle Stick Handprint Art Baby Chick | Make and Takes
This popsicle stick baby chick craft idea is sure to be a crowd-pleaser… It doubles as a handprint art keepsake craft that kids can make.
Another fun handprint art spring craft you can try is a spring handprint tree. Use our tutorial to make a spring handprint tree craft, or, make all four seasons.
Popsicle stick handprint art baby chick craft (source)
7. Hatching Baby Easter Chick Egg Decorating Idea
An easy wooden Easter egg craft and decorating idea children love to find in their Easter baskets and on Easter egg hunts. Easter chicks also make cute DIY spring decor.
Easter chick wooden Easter egg decorating idea
Or, use paint pens to make the same design on wooden eggs, hard-boiled eggs, orfaux craft eggs.
For more ideas hop over to have a look at paint pen Easter egg decorating ideas!
Hatching baby chick Easter egg decorating idea
8. Easy Yarn Chick | Nurturestore
Here’s another easy spring Easter craft that uses recycled materials. Grab some cardboard and yarn scraps to make this cute baby chick craft idea!
Baby chick Easter craft idea made with recycled materials (source)
9. Easy Easter Chick Candy Jar | Crazy Little Projects
These cute baby chick candy jars are a fun and easy Easter craft idea that doubles as an Easter gift idea.
Make a cute baby chick or a baby bunny a recycled baby food jar, or another small jar, then fill it up with candy or non-candy Easter gift alternatives.
Next, give them away as gifts or use them as place settings for Easter dinner!
Candy jar spring chick Easter craft (source)
10. Hatching Chick Craft | I Heart Crafty Things
This baby chick hatching craft is a cute spring craft idea for Easter. Not only do you get to decorate an egg with the crayon resist and watercolor art technique, but the baby chick slides in and the Easter egg it’s hatching out. Too cute right?!
Hatching baby chick craft (source)
Related: Easter Art Projects Kids LOVE!
Spring Crafts for Kids and Adults of All Ages
I hope that this collection of baby chick crafts has inspired you to get crafting. Any of these cute crafts are fun to make for Easter or the Spring Vernal Equinox.
You may also this cute and easy bunny craft for kids and adults of all ages–no glue required!!
If you are looking for more spring crafts and activities make sure you hop over to have a look at our Spring Bucket List Seasonal Activity Guide.
You may also Easter Traditions to Start with Your Family.
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Easy Upcycled Bucket Chicken Spring Craft
You are going to love this fun little bucket chicken spring craft idea It is a great way to use those little tin buckets you find at the dollar store! These little chicks are adorable decorations for spring or Easter. Very inexpensive to make, and inexpensive enough you can make them for all of your friends or add several to your Easter decorations this year!
Easy Bucket Chicken Spring Craft
This is so easy to make, you are going to want to make tons of them. I love that you just need a few little supplies to create something so sweet. It’s a great choice for kids to help you make, and is ideal for springtime events weddings, Easter bunch, ladies teas, and more! I love this idea and know you will as well.
If you are planning a theme around chickens this year for Easter, then you will absolutely adore this cute wine glass chick candle holder. So cute and super easy to make. Kids will love making an Easter chick from pom poms, and you can surprise them with this cute Easter bunny candy holder bag.
For the younger kids, this easy craft stick chicken or bottle cap chicks craft will be easier and just as much fun for them to create. One more option is this cute plastic spoon Easter bunny idea. So simple and fun!
What Can I Use This For?
Sometimes it is hard to find spring decorations that you love. Why not make your own! I love how simple this is to make and that it will look adorable sitting on your mantle or shelf.
When giving these easy Bucket Chicken as a gift, you can fill it with candy and small spring-themed toys. Fill the bucket with Easter grass and then different candies.
Some of my favorites to add are jelly beans, malted balls or Robin Eggs. You could also add things nail polish and a nail file to gift to older girls or your girlfriends.
Boys might prefer a little race car or even a puzzle book. Use your imagination!
Another option is to get a floral block and add pretty artificial flowers or add a fun spring-themed sign. These can usually be found at the dollar store or at big box stores in the seasonal department. This is ideal if you are planning to use this as a decoration or centerpiece for Easter. You could also leave it empty and add napkins or utensils in it for holiday brunch.
If you want to use this spring craft outside, swap the paper for either felt or foam and it can be used as an outdoor planter. Remember, if you put this outside, you may also want to use a different glue that won’t wash off easily if it rained.
What Glue Works Best for This Bucket Craft?
For this bucket craft, you will want to use strong craft glue or use a hot glue gun. If you are using a glue stick with younger children, make sure there is enough glue to hold the paper and eyes in place. My preferred glue for this would be hot glue, Tacky Glue or E6000 craft glue.
While your kids are crafting, you may want to whip up a batch of these yummy Easter chick and egg sugar cookies to snack on while you work. If your family s them, this list of ways to use Easter marshmallow peeps will be a hit. I also love this huge list of Easter treat recipes to find inspiration.
How to Make a Bucket Chicken Spring Craft
For this craft, you will start by tracing some of the shapes onto paper. On the white paper, you will draw 4 hearts. Two large, and two medium sized hearts.
Cut out the hearts.
Glue the hearts so that one medium is on top of one large and you have created two sets. Set these aside for later.
Now, you will glue the googly eyes onto the bucket toward the top.
On the orange paper, you will cut out a small triangle to use as the beak.
Glue the beak in place below the eyes.
Now, you will draw a small red heart and a small red wiggly shape and cut them out. These will be used as the comb and wattle on the chicken. The comb is the part on top of the roosters head that is the wiggly shape, and the comb is the red part on their neck.
Glue the red heart upside down below the beak.
Use a white or cream colored paper to cut out 2 small circles and glue them onto the bucket beside the nose to create “cheeks”.
Glue those hearts you made earlier, one on each side of the bucket, at an angle so they are sideways with the points facing forward.
Next, you will cut a length of white paper to create a “handle” on the bucket to resemble the “head” of the chicken.
Glue this handle in place, and then glue the wiggly red shape (comb), to the middle of the handle.
Now you can fill this with your treats!
Since I often make a large number of things this bucket to gift to friends, I will often look first at the Dollar Tree online to see if I can buy in bulk easily. This year, they had some of these tin buckets early in the season, but they have these plastic colorful buckets year round, and they would work just as well for this project.
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Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Estimated Cost $3
- Start by drawing four hearts on white paper. You will need 2 large and 2 medium;
- Cut out these hearts and then glue them together so there is one of each stack on top of each other to create 2 sets, then set them aside;
- Now you will glue your googly eyes onto the bucket, close to the top rim;
- Using orange paper, cut out a small triangle for a beak;
- Glue the beak just below and between the eyes;
- Now, cut a small heart red paper, and a small wiggly kidney bean shape from the red paper and set it aside;
- Glue the heart onto the bucket just below the beak, upside down so the point is facing the top;
- Now, cut out two small circles from white or cream paper, and attach them just below the eyes and beside the nose to create “cheeks” on your chicken;
- Use the hearts you created earlier, and glue them onto the sides of the bucket with the pointed bottoms facing forward to create “wings”;
- Now, you will cut a long strip of white paper to create the handle “head” on top of the bucket;
- Glue the handle in place on the top of the bucket (inside), and then glue the wiggly red piece you cut earlier on top to create the chicken/rooster comb;
- Now you can fill your bucket with candy and treats!
You can use any color bucket you wish with this craft and feel free to add things fake feathers to make it more realistic.
Upcycled Earth Day Craft + 20 More Genius Ways To Reuse Everyday Items ( Yogurt Containers!)
Celebrate Earth Day with a fun craft and learn inventive ways to reuse small plastic containers – from crafts, to organization, you’ll never want to throw them out ever again.
With Earth Day nearly upon us, it got us thinking about what everyday products we could creatively reuse or “upcycle” to give a new life – all while teaching our kids to be more environmentally conscious, inventive and frugal (because not everything needs to be bought from a store!).
The product of choice: yogurt containers.
Our kids go through more yogurt a week than anything else, and every time we toss one of the little cups into the recycling bin we think, “that would make a great (fill-in-the-blank with that day’s genius idea).
” So today we’ve teamed up with our partner, and favorite yogurt maker, Stonyfield Organic, to show you how you can turn their YoBaby yogurt containers into some ridiculously smart new things.
P.S. you can also use these ideas on other small plastic containers your K‑cups!
Stonyfield is the perfect partner for us in conjunction with Earth Day because they are doing so much to make our planet a better place to live. They’ve cared about the organic fields where their cows graze and their fruits and veggies grow for over 35 years. They are now on their biggest mission yet: to help make all playing fields organic and free from harmful pesticides.
Over 26 million kids play sports on fields and 65% of fields are sprayed with harmful pesticides, that according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, can be potentially carcinogenic. By playing on these pesticide-sprayed fields, our kids inhale these chemicals, get them on their skin, and then track them inside our homes through their shoes.
We are in full support of Stonyfield’s goal to help families and communities avoid toxic chemicals in their food and beyond. For more information on the StonyFIELDs initiative, head to their website and see how you can join the crusade.
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First up, these super cute Earth Day Snack Cups. Earth Day is one of our favorite holidays to celebrate with our kids, because it provides a great teaching opportunity for them to learn about the importance of taking care of our planet, and what they can do to help.
This craft can spark a conversation not only about recycling, but reusing as well. Sure the yogurt container could be recycled, but ask your kids if they can think of some ways it could be reused instead, and turned into something fun or functional.
Then guide them through making our Earth Day Snack Cups. All you’ll need is some green and blue construction paper, a little glue and a black marker.
Step one is of course to empty the container – which is never a problem with our kids who jump at the chance to gobble up a delicious YoBaby yogurt.
And a lot of parents don’t know that Stonyfield YoBaby can be introduced as early as six months, so it makes a great first food.
We love the new YoBaby Veggie which can help children develop a more adventurous palette, and all YoBaby flavors, is made with only Certified Organic ingredients.
RELATED: 18 Tips to Raise an Adventurous, Non-Picky Eater from Baby to Toddler & Beyond
Once the yogurt has been devoured, wash the container and set it aside. Then cut the blue construction paper into a 7.5” x 2.25” strip and cut and stick some green areas on it for the land. Wrap the paper around the yogurt container and attach with glue or tape. Draw on a cute smiley face and watch your child smile too!
Now it’s ready to reuse as a fun all-purpose container for other healthy snacks cut carrots, celery, peppers, or fresh fruit. It’s the perfect portion for small bellies, and perfect size for small hands to hold.
20 More Ways To Reuse Yogurt Containers
Card Holder: Teaching your kids card games Go Fish or Rummy 500 can be such fun, but often holding all the cards in their little hands is the toughest part. Until now. Simply turn an empty yogurt container upside down and cut a slit in the bottom (now top) using a utility knife. Your kids can slot in their cards to display them and can then have both hands free!
Blocks/Stacking: Yogurt containers are the perfect size and shape to use as building blocks – and because they’re light-weight, if they fall, they won’t hurt any little toes on the way down.
Fine Motor Activities: Punch a variety of holes all around the yogurt container (we suggest cutting the “lip” off first) and provide your child with pipe cleaners or a shoe lace to thread through. This is a great quiet time activity, and a fabulous way for them to work on their fine motor skills.
Freeze Individual Servings: Who needs ice cube trays when you have the perfect container for freezing individual servings. They’re great for storing ½ cup portions of extra broth or chopped herbs that you can easily grab and have ready for weeknight meals.
“Infused” Ice Cubes: Another clever way to use these yogurt containers in the freezer, is to make fun flavored ice. Simply fill the containers with about 1/3rd of water (or juice), then pop in your favorite berries, citrus or other flavor to liven up your kids’ drinks (also a genius way to get your kids to drink more water!).
Craft Supply Organization: These containers are the perfect size for organizing your kids’ small craft supplies pompoms, googly eyes, sequins, beads, markers, stickers, washi tape and more!
Office Supply Organization: They also can whip your office supplies into shape by keeping things paper clips, push pins, staples and cables all neatly separated.
Bathroom Organization: Create organized homes for your Qtips, cotton balls, make-up sponges, brushes and anything else clogging up your countertops.
Hair Accessories: If you have little girls, you’ll know how quickly their hair accessories can get control. Grab a few containers and separate their clips, bows, bobby pins, elastics and more.
Junk Drawer Organizer: Yes, even a junk drawer can be organized! Stash a few containers inside to hold small items elastic bands, twist ties, coins, take-out packets, wine charms, candles and batteries.
Frozen Pops: You don’t need any fancy popsicle makers to create delicious frozen pops your kids will love.
Simply fill up your yogurt container with your juice or smoothie of choice, then place a piece of aluminum foil over the top and stick a popsicle stick in the middle.
The foil will help the stick stay in the right position. Place the container in the freezer then remove the foil and pop out when ready to consume!
You can even freeze the whole YoBaby yogurt to make a delicious frozen yogurt pop (these are amazingly soothing to a teething baby!). Not only do they contain a blend of live and active cultures, but also the probiotic BB-12, which has been clinically shown to support digestive health. YoBaby Veggie and YoBaby Plain have NO added sweeteners, so would be our first-choice for babies.
Sandbox Tools: Add a few empty yogurt containers to your sandbox and see how creatively your child uses them – from molds to scoops, they are truly multi-purpose.
Paint Containers: Add a little paint to the bottom of your yogurt containers and watch your Picasso get to work. They can even work as your “rinse” cup as well!
Stamp: Alternatively, turn the containers into your painting tool. Dip the top into paint then stamp on a blank piece of paper. Ask them what would happen if they tried stamping with the other side – then give it a go!
Games: Stack some containers into a pyramid, grab a ball and create your own bowling game. Or place 3 containers upside down, place an object underneath one of them and then move them around – see if your child can guess which one has the object inside!
Money Sorting: Have your kids clean out their piggy banks or sort out your spare change using one container for each type of coin.
Bath Time Toy: Bring your empty containers into the bath and watch the fun unfold as your kids scoop, make “bubble yogurt” and with just a few holes poked in the bottom, a fun “shower”.
Seed Starter: Make a few drainage holes in the bottom of your container, fill with soil and then plant your seeds. Once they’ve sprouted and are a few inches tall, transfer to a larger container or straight into your garden.
Doll Furniture: Cover the yogurt containers in fabric or paper and use as side tables, stools, trash cans, etc. for your children’s dolls.
Organize Your Tool Box: Keep a few containers in the top of your tool box to organize your small hardware screws, washers and Allen keys. Keep a few spare containers to use while doing any repairs (or changing batteries!) to hold the screws and other parts you remove so they don’t get lost.
We’d love to hear your smart ideas for reusing small plastic containers – leave a comment below!
Thanks again to our sponsor, Stonyfield Organic, for making the #1 Pediatrician Recommended yogurt, and for working to remove harmful chemicals from where our children play, so they’re set up for their best future possible.
21+ Easy Easter Chick Crafts for Kids
We do love some cute Easter Chick Crafts here at Red Ted Art.
To be honest, I didn’t realise that we had quite so many chicks and chicken crafts on the website until I started writing this for you (I also discovered we have a great set of Easter Basket DIYs, Bunny Crafts and Egg Decorating crafts!! Whoop)! Sometimes it easier just to take all the old craft ideas and put them all in one place for you to browse, isn’t it?! These hens, chicks and chickens are perfect crafts for Easter as well as spring crafts. I think you can make a number of these as little Easter Basket gift ideas – moving away from all that chocolate and instead making something cute that your kids can play with!
Onto our CUTE CHICK CRAFTS FOR KIDS!
One of our favourite chicken or chick crafts to date – these adorable little Pyramid Juggling Chooks! They are a super easy beginners sewing project and once you have made one you won’t want to stop! See below for our LARGE Pyramid Chicken, which is great as a door stop!
Or how about taking some Easter crafts inspiration from these adorable Easter Basket hens (and bunnies)? Make a yellow version for some baby chicks. Simply ADORABLE!! Love that they are made from recycled tissue paper, so you don’t even need get out the paints.
Quick & Easy Chick Planter DIY
Oh my! These cute little Spring Chick Planters make the PERFECT no candy gift idea this Easter. They are super quick and easy to make and look so cheerful. Perfect for succulents and small cactii. A gorgeous Easter Gift or Easter Decoration to make!!
A fun fun fun “guest post” are these fabulous chocolate button hens. They were SO FUN to make and even more fun to eat. The kids will ADORE having a go at these and make a nice change from the traditional “rice crispy treats”!!
We do love a paper plate craft and the kids will adore these easy peasy paper plate chick purses (or make the paper plate bunny bag! Lovely).
Classic Pom Pom Chicks (using the Finger Pom Pom Making method)
Most adorable Paper Plate Chick Sewing Craft – how darling are these?!
Gorgeous and easy paper chick craft
Adorable and quick to make 5 minute Craft – Craft Stick Chicks!
These are super simple Origami Envelope Chicks!!! Write a letter, fold your envelope, decorate and post!! Job done. And OH SO CUTE!
Quirky paper chicken origami
Adore this little Easter set. Turn an Egg carton into an Easter nest, complete with with either hard boiled or “blown” out Egg Chicks. Wonderful decor OR table centre piece with real eggs! A fabulous Easter Craft for Preschoolers indeed!!
Probably one of the most popular Easter Chicken Crafts here on Red Ted Art – the egg carton chicken. Love this little guy so much.. and perfect for any Easter breakfast.
Turn Toilet Paper Rolls into fabulous Chick Gift Boxes! How cute are these? And they are no mess and only take minutes to make!!
Adorable Chick and Chicken Corner Bookmark Design!
Well.. you do need a pom pom in any easter chick crafts round up. These little chick pom poms have fluffy wings. So cute and fun to make. Check out how easy it is to add the wings!
A bit of lollipop fun. These make for cute treats for Easter to give to your kids friends.
We also made some cute chick easter baskets (similar to the hens above). I love how cheerful the yellow is!
A great post sharing a fabulous Royal Icing Recipe and how to!
As mentioned above, the great pyramid chicken sewing pattern, also makes for a fantastic doorstop! This is one is made form an old pair if jeans. Wonderful upcycling!
Adorable fingerprint chick cards – these make wonderful little keepsakes for granny and grandpa. See below for some fingerprint chick “extension ideas”.
We made these super duper easy and cute Pop Up Chick Card for Toddlers almost 6yrs ago (wow!). They were so cute and simple t make and I think, we need to have another go at them this year!
This was super quick and last minute make we did last Easter. Aren’t these “bauble” chick Pop Up Cards simply ADORABLE?! Love.
Another one of my FAVOURITE Easter Chick Makes from over the years: these tissue paper chicks. I love how easy, fun and colourful they are and how young children can manage to make these tissue paper chicks too. We went and made them in Red Ted’s preschool class too and they ADORED them.
If you love knitting, check out this cute chick free knitting pattern, complete with nest!
Another little favourite are our stone chicks – actually, they are stone DUCK chicks to go with the “5 little ducks song”, but who is going to worry about a Duck vs Chicken.. right? Cute they are! And easy to make.
A simple and almost classic Paper Plate Spring Craft for Preschoolers: make paper plate chick in nests! We loved the contrast of materials in this craft, making it a cute chick craft, but also super tactile!
And as a little extra, here are some Chicken and Chick Crafts from sites we love:
Can you believe that this stunning Easter egg basket is made from EGG CARTONS? Simply BEAUTIFUL and so inspirational.
At the other end of the scale, we have these adorable and OH SO SIMPLE Chick Treat Pots! Genius.
Water colour chicks… but I reckon you could do a thumbprint version of these too?
Similarly I HAD to share these cute little chick drawings too! Aren’t they darling?
And I have always loved this fun and quirky little Chick Egg hatching idea!
Adorable Easter Hugs Printables
You may also these “NO CANDY Easter Gift Ideas” for Preschoolers & Tots!
Or maybe you would be interested in these 20+ MUST SEE Bunny Crafts
Looking for more Easter Basket Crafts? Look no further!
Enjoy your Easter Chick Craft making and come back soon!
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40+ Easy Easter Crafts – DIY Easter Decorations
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Easter Egg Wreath
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Easter Egg Bouquet
Dye some ombre eggs and arrange them in a clear glass vase. Then match the colors of the eggs with a nice bouquet of fresh flowers for an explosion of color.
What You'll Need: Easter egg dye ($22, Amazon)
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Easter Egg Buddies
Get your fine-tip markers out — these adorable egg buddies are a great way to decorate your Easter table. Give them a sweet face or a goofy one, whatever you choose you'll have a great time doodling on some eggs. Add wire or popsicle ears for an extra touch of pizazz.
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Dipped Herb Silhouettes
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Cute and Colorful Easter Eggs
Turn a bushel basket into a cheery catchall for Easter loot by adding a few bright stripes of paint and a pair of homemade pompoms. Add colorful Easter eggs inspired by chicks and cute characters for some extra festive flair.
Best dressed: Draw a face and hair on a ceramic egg. Wrap the bottom third of egg in thick yarn (tip: work from the middle down) and secure by brushing on white craft glue in sections. Create details collars, bows, and buttons with felt and beads.
Dashing Design Egg: Follow tradition and dye your eggs first. Once dry, draw a series of short lines with a white paint marker.
Fuzzy Chick: Wrap a ceramic or wooden egg in yarn (tip: start at the top and work down) and secure by brushing on white craft glue in sections as you work. Use templates to make felt wings, feet, beak, and hair, and attach with glue. Glue on small black-bead eyes.
Get the templates here.
What You'll Need: White craft glue ($2, Amazon)
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Fringe and Tassel Easter Basket
Make a plain square basket look magical with a few scraps of ribbon and trim, and fill with unicorn-inspired and sparkling Easter eggs.
Lovely Unicorn: Paint a wooden egg white; let dry. Draw on face. Cut a mane from faux-fur trim, color in an egg dye bath, and attach (once dry) with fabric glue. Use templates to make felt ears and a gold paper horn; assemble and glue to egg. Wrap a 3 x 1/8-in. strip of gold paper around horn; secure with glue. Glue star confetti to cheek and hair.
Shiny Silhouette: Use the templates to carefully cut a chick or bunny from a foil candy wrapper. Adhere to dyed egg with Mod Podge. Use a damp cotton swab to gently wipe clean the foil shape; let dry.
Dazzling Glitter Egg: Try this trick on basic plastic eggs: Lightly sand the outside, brush on glue, cover in glitter, and let dry.
Get the templates here.
What You'll Need: Glitter ($8 for 12 colors, Amazon)
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Spring Has Sprung Easter Basket
There are no better signs of warmer weather than beautiful blossoms and high-flying butterflies. Use the faux variety to embellish a bamboo basket, and fill with floral, speckled, and bunny-inspired eggs for added whimsy.
Woodland Bunny: Decorate a painted egg with soft, furry ears and a floral crown. Paint a wooden egg, let dry, then add a spotted belly with white paint. Draw on a face. Use template to make ears from felt and faux-fur trim. Sandwich wire between ear pieces, then bend back the bottom 1/4 in. and use to glue in place. Glue small faux flowers around ears.
Floral Egg: A dyed egg can be a blank canvas for a watercolor garden. Paint small X's with dots in the centers.
Speckled Egg: Use a toothbrush to flick watered-down acrylic paint across (dry) spray-painted plastic eggs.
What You'll Need: White plastic eggs ($10 for 25 eggs, Amazon)
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Easter Bunny Face
Need to keep kids occupied? Have them add ears, nose, and eyes to a pink crepe paper ball to make a cute, photo-worthy bunny face.
What You'll Need: Pink crepe paper ($7, Amazon)
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Hanging Egg Centerpiece
Use a craft knife to cut a 2″ x 2″ oval into 4″ eggs. Apply one to two coats of paint to the 4″ and 2″ eggs; let dry. Stuff 4″ eggs with tissue paper, then place all eggs inside cardboard box.
In small bowl, mix a few drops of water with a dollop of paint, then dip the toothbrush bristles in and use your thumb to fleck the paint onto the eggs to create speckles. Once dry, repeat for the reverse side of the eggs. Place floral foam inside the flower bucket and arrange sprays inside.
Use brown floral tape to attach two sprays together to create height as needed. Hot-glue a small loop of ribbon to the top of the eggs and hang from spray branches. Arrange Easter grass inside 4″ eggs, then add cookies.
What You'll Need: Craft knife ($5, Amazon)
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Spring Chicken Balsa Wood Easter Baskets
To make the basket, cut a 15″ x 2″ for the sides of the basket and a 9″ x ⅝” strip for the handle. Soak these strips in a pan of water for at least 10 minutes.
Remove from water and while still wet, use a steamer (or the steam button on an iron) to apply steam to the balsa wood strips as you gently bend them into shape (this will prevent kinks and cracks in the wood). Bring the short ends of the bigger strip together to form a 3″ x 5″ oval and create an arch with the smaller strip.
Use clothespins to hold the ends of the side strip together and to hold the handle strip to the center of each of the longer oval sides; let dry completely (about 2 to 3 hours). Remove clothespins and hot-glue the pieces in place.
To make the bottom of your basket, trace the inside of the oval onto a balsa wood sheet, cut out and hot-glue to the sides of the basket along the inside edge. Embellish the outside with velvet ribbon, scrapbooking flowers, paper tags, and more. For the chicks, dip doughnut holes in melted white chocolate, roll them in nonpareils, then add sprinkle eyes and a gummy candy beak.
Get the Spring Chicken Balsa Wood Easter Baskets recipe.
What You'll Need:Balsa wood strip ($9, Amazon)
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Ombré Easter Eggs
You can create this dramatic display with just two 0.25-ounce vials of blue dye you may already have in the kitchen. Set out six 12-ounce glasses, labeled A through F. Add one cup of boiling water and two teaspoons of white vinegar to each and stir, using a separate spoon for each glass.
Then, mix in the color as follows: A, two drops; B, six drops; C, 10 drops; D, 20 drops; E, 45 drops; F, 60 drops. Submerge a hard-boiled egg in each glass. Steep for five minutes, or until you're happy with the hue, then remove and place in an empty egg carton to dry.
Repeat with additional eggs (up to three dozen).
What You'll Need:Easter egg dye ($29 for 8 colors, Amazon)
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Push flower cookies into painted terra cotta planters that are filled with fresh wheatgrass. Adhere letter stickers to the sides of two pots to spell Happy Easter. Apply one to two coats of acrylic paint to the pot, plus inside the top rim; let dry about one hour. Carefully peel away the letter stickers and discard. If needed clean up the edges of the letters with a craft knife.
What You'll Need:Terra cotta planters ($17, Amazon)
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Flowers by the Dozen Centerpiece
To make this centerpiece, empty eggs by carefully cracking a small hole (about ¾” across) in the pointy end of each egg; rinse out. Choose to dye the eggshells, decorate them or leave them plain. Place eggshells in a ceramic egg crate, or the bottom half of a cardboard or clear plastic egg carton. Then, fill each halfway with water and stick in cut flowers.
What You'll Need:Ceramic egg crate ($19, Amazon)
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Bunny Ears Napkins
1. Use scissors to cut a 1½” section of paper-towel tube.
2. From white or pink felt, cut a 6¼” x 2¼” rectangle and hot-glue it around the cardboard ring.
3. Download the bunny ear template here. Make the outer ear shapes with felt that matches the ring color, and the inner ear shapes with the other felt color.
4. Sandwich a 4″ piece of pipe cleaner between the inner and outer ear shapes, letting about ¾” stick the bottom; hot-glue to secure. Pinch the bottom corners together and secure with hot glue; hold until dry. Repeat this step for the other ear.
5. Attach the ears to the felt-covered ring, about ½” apart, by hot-gluing the exposed pipe cleaner to the top of the ring. Cover the pipe cleaner segments with a small piece of matching felt; hot-glue to secure.6. Once dry, bend the ears to make them stand upright, then push a napkin through the ring.
What You'll Need:Pink felt ($14, Amazon)
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1. Dye or paint eggs; let dry completely.
2. Use a foam brush to paint abstract splotches of glue from the Mona Lisa Metal Leaf Starter Kit on the eggs; let dry according to package instructions.
3. Apply the gold leaf from the kit to the sticky areas (the glue is tacky when it dries) and smooth down with your fingers.
4. Use a stiff-bristled brush to sweep away any gold leaf around the egg where there was no adhesive.
What You'll Need:Mona Lisa Metal Leaf Starter Kit ($11, Amazon)
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Download our watercolor images template, and print onto Grafix Rub-Onz Transfer Film. Tip: You may need to select the photo paper setting on your printer. Follow package instructions to transform images into adhesive decals, then apply to eggs by rubbing with your fingers or the flat end of a wine cork.
What You'll Need:Grafix Rub-Onz Transfer Film ($11, Amazon)
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Grow-Your-Own Garden Centerpiece
1. Arrange medium whitewashed wood trays down the middle of your table. Cut through wheatgrass (available at most nurseries) with scissors so it fits inside each tray.
2. Push the stems of cut flowers into floral water picks filled with tap water, then nestle the plastic tubes into the grass.
3. For extra color, place a few dyed eggs around the perimeter as shown.
What You'll Need: Floral water picks ($12 for 20 picks, Amazon)
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Leave your kids evidence of the Bunny's visit. Using washable paint, create bunny footprints that lead to the toilet and drop a “special surprise” (i.e. jelly beans) in the toilet.
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Peep Floral Arrangement
Got some extra Peeps lying around? Maybe even from last Easter? Stuff these treats into a vase to brighten up your flowers.
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If you have a bunny muffin tin and a bunch of misfit crayons (who doesnt?), then this is the craft for you. Break up the crayons, soak them in warm water, and place in the mold. Then bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 24 minutes, or until the crayons have melted.
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Raid your craft bin and use an assortment of colorful paper to create an on-door bunny.
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DIY Stem Straws
Add a little touch of nature with these adorable flowers for straws.
Get the tutorial at Country Living.