When we think about the cutesy crafts for Easter, bunnies and chicks spring to mind. This Easter chick craft is full of color and can and should be totally personalized. Easter is a holiday where people get together to celebrate family, religious beliefs, and togetherness. The holiday almost always is celebrated with a feast with many people around the table. So I’ve put together these cute place holders that the kids will love and the adults will smile over.
I originally made this Easter chick craft for Joann Fabric and Craft Stores via DecoArt. They asked me to create a fun Easter project using Craftsmart paint. I actually am a big fan of Craftsmart paint and highly recommend it for kid’s crafts. It’s also great for adult projects too. It goes on nicely and there are quite a few colors to choose from.
To make this Easter chick craft, you can print off the full instructions below. The basic run down is this:
Gently sand the shine off the spoons, dust them off and paint them.
I used a block of floral foam to hold them while they dried. Add white polka dots up the handles.
Paint terra cotta pots white and paint the rims with the colored paint. Add matching polka dots. Cut floral foam into small squares and glue them inside the pots.
Add the beaks and the eyes.
Cut pieces of card stock for the name tags. Write names on and add the “hands” using your finger dipped in paint. Insert the spoon chicks into the floral foam. Tie ribbon into bows and glue to the neck. Fill with tissue paper and glue on the name tags!
Well, there they are, all ready for dinner! Here’s a few more chicks for you!
More Easter Chick Crafts
Cardboard Tube Chicks – Crafts by Amanda
Peek-A-Boo Chick – All Kids Network
Egg Carton Chicks – One Artsy Mama
Paper Plate Chicks – Rebecca Cooper
Easter Chick Place Holders
What you need:
- 5 plastic spoons
- 5 terra cotta pots
- Fine grit sandpaper
- Pencil with new eraser
- Floral foam
- Card stock
- White ribbon
- White tissue paper
- Hot glue gun
- White craft glue
- Butter Cream
- Grape Taffy
- Pool Blue
What you do:
- Lightly sand the front and back surfaces of the plastic spoons.
- Paint the front and back of each spoon with Butter Cream, Pink, Grape Taffy, Pool Blue and Spearmint. When dry apply a second coat.
- Use the handle end of the paintbrush to add polka dots with White paint to the handles of the spoons.
- Paint the terra cotta pots White. When dry apply a second coat.
- Paint the rim of each pot with Butter Cream, Pink, Grape Taffy, Pool Blue and Spearmint.
- Use the eraser end of a pencil to add polka dots to each pot to correspond with the color of the rim.
- Paint beaks onto spoons with Orange.
- Use the handle end of a paintbrush to add Black dots for eyes.
- Cut floral foam into 1-inch cubes and use white craft glue to attach to the inside the bottom of each terra cotta pot.
- Cut card stock into strips about 3” x ¾” and write the names of each guest. To add the “hands” dip your finger into the paint and gently press to the left and right sides of each name card using the corresponding color for each spoon and pot.
- Tie ribbon into bows and hot glue the bows to the “necks” of the spoons. Insert the end of each spoon into the floral foam.
- Tuck tissue paper into the pots to cover the floral foam and the base of each spoon.
- Hot glue the name tags to the spoons under the bows.
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