Felt Easter chicks
Make these cute felt Easter chicks for your Easter lunch table this year.
What you need:
- 1 x A4 piece of yellow felt
- 1 x small piece of white card
- 1 x small piece of red felt (for the beak)
- 2 x small googly craft eyes
- 1 x orange pipe cleaner
- lead pencil
For each chick you make, you will need two large oval shapes for the body and two smaller ovals for the wings.
The easiest way to make lots of chicks is to create two oval templates out of white card first.
If you are not confident drawing oval shapes free hand, find a circular object (I used the lid of a jar) and trace around it once, shift it about 1cm then trace it again. (See video) The outline of the two circles should make an oval shape.
Cut out your templates. Now everyone can use them to make their felt shapes.
Trace one large and one small oval shape onto the yellow felt. Fold it over so that you can cut two shapes in one go.
Cut out your felt shapes.
Now lay one of the large ovals onto the table and place a small triangle of red felt on as the beak: overlap the two edges about 1mm (see video).
Before you lay the other oval on for the body, cut two legs (about 4cm each) out of the pipe cleaner. Now cut two more smaller pieces (about 2cm) to make feet. Fold each foot piece into a V, then hook each leg onto each foot, bending and twisting the pipe cleaner to secure it.
Place the legs onto the body, glue them in place. Now place the other oval on top, so that it lines up perfectly with the lower body shape.
Glue a wing in place and a craft eye on each side of your chick.
You may have to manipulate the legs a bit to get your chick to stand up on the table.
Hints and tips:
- If you are having trouble making your chicks stand upright, try putting a small blob of Blu-tac on the bottom of each foot.
- You can also use these chicks as hints for an Easter egg hunt.
- Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.
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