Seven Sweet, Springtime Chick Crafts

We have too many springtime crafts hatching to choose just one Easter chick craft!  So, we’re bringing you a small flock of Easter chicks.  You probably have most of the materials at home to make these chick crafts, including paint, fabric, felt, yarn and STYROFOAM Brand Foam.  (We even show you one made from a lampshade!)

How cute would this be in an Easter basket? Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com

Wrap up this Easter chick with leftover yarn.

Our first little chick is a great way to use up leftover yarn (wouldn’t he be darling in a fuzzy yarn?).  Designer Kathleen George shared this tip:  start winding yarn at the narrow end and wind to the middle of the egg.  Then, wind in reverse, starting at the wide end and winding to the middle.

To make the Yarn Chick, you will need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam:  4” egg
  • Yellow yarn
  • Scraps of yellow and rust felt
  • Brown chenille stem
  • 10mm oval wiggle eyes
  • Thick white craft glue
  • Craft pins
  • Wooden skewer
  • Scissors
  • Optional:  Pink chalk

 Instructions: 

  1. Place a dab of glue on narrow end of egg and using wooden skewer, poke end of yarn into the foam egg; secure with a craft pin.  Wind yarn tightly around the narrow point of the egg, adding small amount of glue as you go; continue winding the yarn around the egg, keeping yarn close together.  Add craft pins, if needed, to hold yarn in place till glue dries.  Keep winding till you reach the middle.
  2. Repeat Step 1, starting at the wide end of the egg.  Continue winding yarn around egg till you meet in the middle. Let dry.
  3. Press wide of the egg firmly on work surface, flattening it so egg will stand.
  4. Referring to photo, cut wings and tail from yellow felt; they should measure 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”.   Scallop one edge.  Repeat, making top feather about 1” x 1”.
  5. Using wood skewer, make small slits at the top and sides of egg; add drop of glue.  Fold the feathers in half at the base.  Using wooden skewer, poke end of each ¼” deep into slits. Repeat for the tail.
  6. Make small slits in the bottom front of egg; insert 2 ½” lengths of chenille stems.   Bend ¼” end up at a 90º angle.
  7. Cut out feet from brown felt to measure 1” x 1”.  Glue to ends of chenille stems.
  8. Glue on wiggle eyes.
  9. Cut out a tiny beak from rust felt.  Fold in half and glue to chick.
  10. Optional:  Add a hint of pink to the ears and cheeks using chalk.

Check out these chicks, too.  Click on the photos and you’ll go right to  http://www.styrofoamcrafts.com/ where we have listed the materials you’ll need and the step-by-step instructions for each chick.

Spring Duck Craft

The Waddles Family, crafted from felt and foam (no sewing!)

Easter chick family made from felt.

Everywhere a chick chick . . .

Needlefelted Easter Chick

Needlefelt this Easter chick – it’s fast with a foam base.

Make a cute Easter Chick Basket

Use felt to make this cute Easter Chick Basket.

Easter Chick made with Sock.

Pop a foam egg into a sock to make Lil Chick Over Easy.

STYROFOAM and a Lampshade create this Easter chick.

Whimsical Lampshade Chick is dressed in a . . .

And, don’t forget there are TWO chances to win this week:

**PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is closed**

  1. Vote for your favorite PEEPS Topiary and win all the PEEPS and cone of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to make your own marshmallow PEEPS Topiary.
  2. Post a photo of your Easter craft made with STYROFOAM Brand Foam (hmm, maybe one of these chicks?) on our Facebook page.  The first three photos posted on the StyroCraft’s Facebook page will win one dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

**PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is closed**

Happy crafting.

Sharon

This entry was posted in Easter Crafts, Kid's Crafts, Spring Crafts and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Seven Sweet, Springtime Chick Crafts

  1. sooooo many cute peeps! :-)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s