Preschool Fun: Two Baby Chick Crafts for Easter

by Helen Simms

Preschool-aged children love to make arts and crafts, especially when there is paint involved. Here are two fun Easter-themed crafts for preschoolers to make, each featuring a cute baby chick for spring.

Easter Egg Chick

For this craft you will need:

  • Yellow construction paper
  • Orange construction paper
  • Google eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Yarn
  • Hole punch

First draw an egg shape onto a piece of yellow construction paper. You can draw one free hand or find free Easter egg clip art online to print out. You can make it any size, but about between 12 and 18 inches in length is a good size.

If your child can use scissors by himself, then have him cut out the egg. You can help with this step if necessary. Use this cut out as a pattern to cut out one more egg.

Place the eggs together and help your child use a hole punch to punch holes around the edge of the egg, approximately 1 inch from the edge and 1 inch apart.

Next it’s time to make the chick’s face. Help your child glue two google eyes on the chick’s face and cut a a beak out of orange construction paper. Glue the beak onto the chick’s face. Next cut two little feet out of orange construction paper and glue them onto the bottom of one of the eggs.

Cut a piece of yarn approximately one yard long. Place the eggs together and help your child lace or “sew” the piece of yarn through all the holes in the egg. Cut off any additional yarn and tape or glue the ends of the yarn to the back of the egg. If you would like to give the chick a three-dimensional look, then stuff a little Easter grass in the egg before the egg is laced shut.

Easter Chick Paper Plate Craft

It is also fun to make an Easter chick out of paper plates. For this activity you will need:

  • Two paper plates (one large, one small)
  • Yellow craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Orange construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Google eyes

Set the paper plates out on a piece of newspaper and let your preschooler have fun painting the two paper plates yellow with the craft paint.

After the plates have dried, take the smaller plate and help your child create the chick’s face by gluing one google eye near the top of the plate (you are creating a side view of the chick’s face, not a front view). Cut a beak out of orange construction paper, and use the glue stick to glue the beak on the edge of the plate.

Cut two legs out of orange construction paper and glue the legs to the bottom of the large paper plate.

Glue the small paper plate to the top and slightly to the right of the large paper plate. Your Easter chick is finished, and looks like he is getting ready to go on a walk!

These easy baby chick crafts are fun activities to do with preschoolers to celebrate spring or Easter. All you need are your imagination and a few simple supplies that you probably already have on hand.

Helen Simms is an Australian based primary school teacher with a passion for literacy in children. To teach your child to read visit http://www.littlelearningplanet.com.

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