Posts Tagged ‘Easter’
by Rachel Paxton
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
- Glue stick
- 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
- 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.
It is hard on both Mom and the young students who are away at college during the Easter holidays. But you as a Mom can make your students Easter enjoyable with just these little things. The best way to start out with an Easter package for a college student is the traditional Easter basket. This will be a delight to remind your son/daughter of the Easter’s of the past. Of course, this basket has to be filled with some candy of their liking. A chocolate Easter Bunny, maybe even some hard boiled colored eggs, homemade cookies, or any other candy that they like will bring a big smile to your student’s face. Can you picture them now, sitting there munching on their favorite candy?
The Good Ole Mug
People of all ages use a mug for many different things. What student wouldn’t like to have one that Mom picked out? The mug works well for so many different things, coffee, hot chocolate, soda, and even pencils. This mug can also be filled with candy or hot chocolate packages. Every time it is used they will think of you.
The Needed Hygiene Items
A little help with hygiene items is always appreciated. Things like chap stick, a new comb, toothpaste, or even their favorite soap. These are a must for everyone and it helps to have a little extra on hand. Students will thank you for thinking of these little items as it can save them time running to the store.
A Little Fun
If your student doesn’t have a CD player this would be a great gift for them. If they do have one, some CD’s of their favorite music will brighten their day. Other ideas are a MP3 player or an IPod. Music isn’t the only way to go. A good Frisbee for them to have some fun and exercise is a great way for them to spend their free time. A new pair of sunglasses or even a hat will be appreciated on some days.
Those Needed School Supplies
Even though a student may not want to receive those, school supplies are always welcome. It may just be pens or paper but those are items that will be used.
Small items of clothing would fit into a basket also and we know how everyone can use clothes. A funny t-shirt would brighten anyone’s day.
There are many things that a Mom can send to their son/daughter who is away at college. This is just a few of the many things that will bring a smile to a student’s face. The Easter basket filled with goodies, a mug that will be used over and over, the must have hygiene items, and items to make their time at college a little fun. This can all be topped off with a beautiful Easter card from you. The stores have many to choose from or you might get creative and make one yourself. What joy a homemade card from Mom would be. Once the card has been bought or made and signed with love from you, then the envelope could be decorated to bring more smiles to your students face. Adding a bunch of pictures of the family and friends would be another delight to your son/daughter. Who says a student can’t enjoy their Easter holiday while they are at college. They will be receiving love and Easter from Mom.