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How to make egg chicks for Easter

Use fake eggs to make fluffy Easter chick decorations by following this super simple tutorial.

I really wanted to make some egg chicks for Easter, using my huge stack of fake eggs.Β  Pickle asked why there was no Daddy chick (I’d made one big and two little ones).Β  Thinking fast, I told him that Daddy chick was at work!

Easter egg papier mache chicks

To make egg chicks for Easter, you will need:

  • polystyrene or papier mache eggs
  • yellow tissue paper & PVA glue (if using polystyrene eggs), or yellow paint (if using papier mache eggs)
  • a paint brush
  • yellow, or orange feathers
  • orange foam, or card
  • googly eyes
  • a hot glue gun
  • thread and a needle (if you want to hang your finished chicks up)

COST: a few quid
AGE: toddlers and up (with help!)
TIME: 20-30 minutes (plus drying time)

fluffy egg chicks

How-to make egg chicks for Easter:

  1. Paint your egg yellow (if using papier mache eggs), or cover them in yellow tissue paper using watered-down PVA glue and leave to dry.
  2. Use your hot glue gun to stick a folded diamond of orange foam (or card) to the smaller end of your egg, making a beak.
  3. Stick your googly eyes above the beak.
  4. Use your hot glue gun again to stick feather wings to either side of the egg chick and a smaller feather sticking up at the back to make a tail.
  5. OPTIONAL: If you want to hang your finished chicks to make an Easter display, use a needle to thread a loop and tie the ends together.

So that’s how we madeΒ  our egg chicks for Easter (by the way, I’m linking up with the #GetYourCraftOn challenge #eggs #chickenandegg #chicks)!

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41 thoughts on “How to make egg chicks for Easter

  • Beautiful, loving your Easter tree, we will be making ours this weekend also!

    • Have fun making it! I am struggling to keep Chops (not quite 2) from pulling the whole thing down!!

  • These are lovely! I keep meaning to get a little Easter tree to hang decorations from and these would be perfect for that. I must make that happen this year! Thank you!

    • Ours was free (old brown sauce bottle, bit of tissue paper & a few twigs from the garden) – nice not to spend a fortune on a project! πŸ˜‰

  • This would be brilliant for a school ‘decorate the egg’ competition – thankfully my days of that are over! However, these are very cute πŸ™‚

    • Yes, very true! I like that you can make a family in different sizes too πŸ™‚

  • Very cute! Love your Easter tree πŸ™‚

  • I love Easter crafts. Make me think of decorating eggs at school as a child. I made a rabbit once and it won a school competition LOL! Love these chicks and the Easter tree, really cute.

    • Aaaw, an egg bunny sounds SO CUTE. Maybe you should recreate it..? x

  • I love these little Easter chicks and their fluffy feathers. Again, you have me really yearning for a glue gun!

    • Thanks Kirsty! Maybe you will get one for Mothers Day..? πŸ˜‰
      If not, treat yourself (mine was only a few quid online – it’s tiny!) x

    • Thank you! There is something very cheerful & optimistic about chicks, isn’t there? πŸ™‚

  • These are so lovely! Would get my kids to make some!

  • These are super adorable……great idea for adding to an easter bonnet

    • Brilliant idea Kara! I must make one of those too! πŸ˜€

  • Brilliant idea, I love these!! x

  • I never thought of making papier mache to make the eggs, what clever thinking!

    • The messier the better with my boys – they love getting sticky! πŸ˜‰

  • Lovely idea.
    We normally decorate plants with eggs as well πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! It always makes me happy, because I know Summer is coming πŸ˜€

  • So cute and a great use for plain eggs (of which I seem to have hundreds!)

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