Here’s a fun spring craft idea for the kids – repurpose a plastic water bottle and make this Water Bottle Chick. From his crazy hair to his wiggle eyes and bright orange feet, he’s goofy fun that kids will love! Designer Linda Valentino made today’s Water Bottle Chick, and she also shared the Silly Sock Bunny a few weeks ago. It’s getting to look like a barnyard around here! (Don’t forget to enter the Spring Craft Giveaway!)
To make a Water Bottle Chick you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 2-1/2” ball
- Water bottle, about 4-1/2” tall (Linda used an Aqua Ball™)
- Acrylic craft paint in yellow
- Foamie sheets in yellow, orange and red
- Felt, small piece in white
- Wiggle eyes, 10mm, two
- Feather boa or a feather in yellow, 1” piece
- Ribbon, 5/8” wide
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; stiff paintbrush
To make a Water Bottle Chick:
- Paint water bottle yellow, let dry, and paint again. You’ll need at least two coats to cover.
- Push foam ball onto the neck of the water bottle. Remove the ball, add a little glue in the impression, and place back on the water bottle. Paint yellow and let dry.
- Using patterns:
- Cut belly from white felt and glue to the chick’s front.
- Cut feet and beaks from the orange foamie, and glue to chick.
- Cut two cheeks from red foamie and glue to face.
- Cut two wings from yellow foamie, and glue to the chick’s sides.
- Glue ribbon around neck. Tie a small bow, and glue to the ribbon.
- Glue a 1” tuft of feather boa or feathers to the chick’s head.
This little Yarn Chick is pretty cute, too.
Rebekah Meier joins us later this week to share one of her beautiful, heirloom spring crafts, so be sure to stop in again on Friday.
Check out the Spring Craft Giveaway, too!