Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Quick & Easy Chick

This was the first craft that I came up with. All I did is used an empty toilet paper roll, craft foam, construction paper, yellow pom pom, glue and wiggly eyes. First, I took the roll and sized it on a piece of yellow construction paper, used a pencil to mark top bottom and width. Then cut it out. Should look like a square after it's cut. I rolled that yellow construction paper around the toilet paper roll then stapled it. You can use glue and put rubber bands around to make sure it stays in place until dry. (I did staple b/c I wanted to see quickly how it was going to look). Craft orange foam was used to make the feet and nose. Use the paper roll to use as a guide for the bottom, stop at half way point to start drawing the feet. I hand sketched on the foam a heart shape to show the feet. Did the same thing for the other foot. You should come out with the complete coverage of the roll and two heart shape feet on one piece of foam. Cut between the two hearts to make a separated look between the two hearts. Glue to the bottom of the roll and let dry. For the wings, I used yellow construction paper folded in two, drew a wide half perantathes w/three small loops. You should have cut out two of them. Take the flat side of the wings and glue them diagonally so the wings come forward. Use the roll to cover the top w/yellow construction paper, glue on, add a large yellow pom pom ( several small ones if you don't have large) glue them on and let dry. Apply the wiggly eyes w/glue or make with black marker, cut a triangle out of the orange craft foam for the nose and glue on. You are done.....

Tip: You don't have to wait for everything to dry to continue to make this. This is really quick and easy. The best part of this craft is that you can create all the accessories with the remaining paper and foam. So no waste and minimal materials. Hope you all enjoy!


  1. Thanks! will be a fun activity for my homeschoolers.

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  3. Cute! We did something similar with a toliet paper roll and made themin to bunnies.
    I love the bright color of the chicks though.
    Happy Easter!

  4. THis is so cute! You are very creative :) Thanks for linking up to Kid Friendly Friday! Enjoy your weekend~

  5. Love the little Easter chick! Very cute! I love googly eyes...they just finish it all off so nicely.

  6. I love how this uses toilet paper rolls! You always have so many are there are only so many things I can think to do with them. Always looking for new ideas to help recycle them. Thanks for sharing...also wanted to say I really like your idea in the previous post to start a tradition of Easter egg ornaments. I think it'll be fun to see how they change each year.

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