Spring is here and Easter is quickly creeping up on us. Today I’m sharing a quick craft the children worked on while I was creating my cardboard hen for the Worldwide Hen Challenge last year – Paper Plate Chicks.
As I was busy up to my own elbows in glue, I didn’t get any photos of the children in the process of making these cute little critters, but they are so fast and easy to create they’ll be half done before you reach the end of this blog post.
All you need to do is fold a paper plate in half and have the children paint it in the colour of their choosing. Tristan chose a sunny yellow for his while Kallista was more creative and chose a mixture of blue and purple for hers.
When the paint had dried they cut triangles from some craft foam for the beaks and glued them in the fold of the paper plates. They chose some colourful feathers from their craft supply box and glued them on for tail and wings.
Some googly eyes fixed into place were the finishing touch for their paper plate chicks. You couldn’t get much more simple than this for a fun craft for toddlers and preschoolers!
They are sitting pretty on our living room shelf and they rock a little back and forth when a breeze blows through the window.
What do you and your child enjoy doing to celebrate the arrival of spring or to decorate for Easter? Do you use children’s crafts, or do you go more sophisticated with store-bought decorations?