After a couple of weeks off, we’re back again with another fun and easy spring craft idea! I just love pom pom crafts. When i was little i would sit with my nan for hours making Pom poms to go on little bobble hats for her knitted snowman teddies. We used to use the little cardboard circles, they were so fiddly and we’d spend hours threading them in and out. Thankfully now we know a few easier ways to make pom poms and I’m so pleased how this little pom pom spring chick craft turned out, They were fab as little Easter decorations too!
Here’s what we used
Pom pom maker (optional)
How to make our pom pom spring chick craft
First you will need to start by making two different sized pom poms. You can find a guide on how to make pom poms here.
Once you have your two pom poms. There are are two ways in which you can do this. For ours we simply used the long strands of tying yarn to tie them tightly together with a double knot before trimming them to length.
The other way you can secure them together is by trimming the tying yarn and then using a glue gun to stick the two pom poms together.
Next it’s time to give the pom pom chick a face. For ours we glue on two googly eyes, a felt beak and a pretty ribbon bow.
Finish off by gluing on two felt wings and two little feet. Once dry the chick is finished, isn’t he a cutie? Perfect as an Easter gift, handmade toy or to decorate an Easter bonnet!
The last few days we’ve been busy trying to come up with some sweet and simple crafts that are really easy for children to make at home. With the current situation most of us are spending pretty much all of our time at home and when its rains and pours, most of that time is indoors. Crafting is a really fun way for children to pass some time and even if its not your cup of tea, these crafts are really simple, straighforward and easy to make – just like this super cute and simple Easter chick collage!
You will need
Coloured paper (yellow, green and orange)
To make the body you’ll need to cut out two yellow circles; one slightly smaller than the other. To get good sizings we drew around the outside of a roll of sellotape for the body and then around the inside for the head. Glue your two circles down in position overlapping slightly as you can see in the picture above.
Cut out an orange triangle for the beak and two curvy tridents for the legs and feet. Glue your pieces down in place.
Glue down a googly eye on the head circle of your Easter chick. Now take your marker and use it to draw on a U shaped wing.
Take your ribbon and tie it in to a bow. Glue your bow down in place where your body circle meets the head circle. Finish off by cutting out a green tuft of grass and gluing it on to your picture. You could even go on to draw on some flowers and some butterflies or bumble bees!
A couple of weeks back i bought a Giant class bag of buttons and haven’t got round to making any button crafts since. So today i thought i’d best bust them open and try and get something made with them. Not in the least to stop my other half saying i was buying stuff and not using it! It’s been a busy day so i decided it would have to be something quick and simple. Sometimes the cutest crafts are the simplest ones and sometimes all we want is a last minute make to gift. This cute little button Easter chick card is so quick and easy to make but it still looks adorable!
you will need:
Buttons (Brown and yellow)
Orange and black pens
Use larger buttons to make the body of your chicks and slightly smaller ones for the head. Make a large brown chicken on the left hand side to be the mother hen, then add two or three smaller ones to the right of her as if they were following behind.
Use your orange marker to add triangular beaks to each chicken. Then, using the same orange marker give each chick two little legs.
Glue a googly eye on to the head button of all the chickens and leave to dry. Once your card is completely dry, use your black marker to add your own special message to the top of the cards. your Easter card is finished! aren’t those little chickens just the cutest!
We have been so busy with crafting over the last couple of days. With my son only being 4 we don’t have a home schooling pack to keep him entertained during this time of schools being closed. We’ve been busy coming up with fun ways to help him learn letters and numbers and also providing him with plenty of fun things to make and craft to break up the day a bit for him. We made this cute little Easter chick corner bookmark to go with our farmyard stories book that we are reading and doesn’t he look adorable!
You will need.
Yellow, orange and white paper
A black marker
To start you will need to make your bookmark. If you haven’t folded one before you can see my guide on how to do it here.
Next you will need to cut out two elongated wing shapes and two little feet as shown above. Glue them down in place on your bookmark.
To make your chick’s face you will need to give him two eyes. We used eye stickers but if you don’t have them you can just cut out two white circles for the eyes and then use your marker to draw on the details. The easiest way to make the beak is to fold a scrap piece of orange paper in half and then cut a triangle from it – using the fold as the triangle base. This should give you a perfect folded diamond shape.
Glue your eyes and beak onto the upper triangle of your bookmark and your super cute little chick is finished! How adorable is he!
It’s not much longer to go untill spring and i don’t know about you but I really can’t wait for the warmer weather and lighter nights. This week we’ve been busy making some spring crafts and how cute is this little hatching Easter chick craft? My son likes him so much he wants to make a whole nest full!
You will need
Yellow, white and orange paper
First you will need to make your egg shell. Cut your paper plate in half, then cut out some triangles along the straight edge to make your cracked shell.
Take your yellow paper and cut out an arch shape as shown above, this will be your chick’s body.
Glue you chick’s body down on the back of your paper plate egg shell. Then cut out two white ovals for eyes, use a marker to draw on some Pupils and glue them down. To make the beak; fold a piece of orange paper and using the fold as the base cut out a triangle to give you an equal sided diamond. Glue one half of the diamond down in position as the beak and leave the other half loose.
Next you will need to make the paper springs for your chick’s legs. Cut out one long strip of orange paper and one long strip of yellow paper and place them at a 90° angle. Take turns folding one colour over the other to make your spring. Once you reach the end of your paper secure the two loose ends together with glue. Repeat this step to make a second spring.
Glue one end of your spring down in place on your egg shell and then cut out two little feet to glue on the free end. Your little hatching chick is finished! How adorable is he?!