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3.10.2009

Baby Chick Kids Craft


Celebrate the impending arrival of Spring with this Baby Chick Collage! With just a little prep before you begin, this project is sure to be fun for you and your little one! (ours is still drying as I write!)

Gather Your Supplies:

-Yellow Construction Paper
-Orange Construction Paper
- Any color Construction Paper (to mount the chick on)
-School Glue (or other adhesive)
- Scissors
- Yellow Paint or Do-A-Dot Paint roller in Yellow
- Googlie Eye
- Assorted Collage Materials in Yellow (feathers, pipe cleaners, pom-poms,etc,)

Before You Begin With Your Kids:

Cut 1 large and 1 medium circle from the yellow construction paper. Cut two long, thin rectangles (for the legs) and three small triangles (for the feet and beak) out of the orange paper. It should look something like this:


Directions:

1. Allow your child to paint the the large circle (will become the chicks body). We used the Do-A-DOT Stampers (the chick looked like it had pocks!)




2. Next, add the collage materials to the large circle. Set aside.



3. glue the triangle feet to the chick legs.




4. Glue the large circle to the mounting paper, only at the center of the circle (so you can add the legs and head later). Dab a little glue on the ends of the legs and slip them under the body. (Honestly, it's pretty cute just like this, but for anatomical purposes, I thought it needed a head!)




6. Glue down the head next to the body. Add the eye and beak and let dry!

14 comments:

  1. This is adorable!!

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  2. I love this!!! We may do this today. I was looking for something springy to do since the snow outside is sooo depressing.

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  3. Thanks! I just did this with my kids and my 4-year old kept saying how fun it was, and my barely 2-year said, "This is cool". We painted paper plates yellow and used them.

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  4. That's really cute, I love it!

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  5. Guess what we'll be doing today!
    I'm a family daycare mum and today the house will be overflowing... (sigh) so having an easy project for 4 little ones, makes the day go easier!!

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  6. Love this! It is so cute, we will definately be making it. It is a cute variation from our chick that we have made over the years.

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  7. Thanks for sharing! Just what I was looking for for today's project :)

    ~Samantha at www.twoheartstogether.com

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  8. I love this! Hope you don't mind if I link to it?

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  9. Thanks for this very cute idea. We had a great time at playgroup today working on them.

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  10. That's really cute, I love it! You want to more craft works see toddlercrafts.

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  12. Thank you for the idea! I will definitely be doing this with my little one!

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  13. A yellow bingo dabber would work great :)

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