Easter Spring chicks are a universal symbol for Easter, they represent Spring and new life. In the spirit of this we have put our heads together to come up with some simple ideas for Easter Spring chick cards. We have come up with a couple of ways to create and use Easter Spring chicks in simple designs you can recreate with the kids at home or in the classroom.
These cards make a great little gift the kids can take home, or even an Easter holidays project for them to work on at home.
You will need:
- Pens and pencils
- Yellow pom poms
- Yellow paint
Pom Pom Chicks.
Use yellow pom poms to create little chicks on cards, they make a really sweet Easter gift for someone and a fantastic simple Easter classroom project.
Step 1: If you are making your own cards from scratch it is a good idea to prepare this first, decide what size and colour you want, measure and cut out carefully. Score down the centre of the card to make it easier to fold (this should be done by an adult).
Step 2: It is a good idea to first plan where you are going to have your chicks on your card, how many chicks and what size. On our card we have gone for one larger chick and one smaller.
Step 3: When you’ve decided what size chicks you’re having, make sure you have selected a larger pom pom for the body and a smaller one for the head.
Step 4: Glue your pom poms down in the shape of chicks.
Step 5: Next use an orange pen or pencil to draw in beaks and legs, you could even add googly eyes as an extra if you have them!
Finger Paint Chicks.
This is such a simple idea and we love it, no hassle or mess just good finger painting fun, a perfect project in the classroom or at home. The beauty of this project is that you can finger paint a whole sheet of these chicks and then use this for cards, wrapping paper or even create some fantastic Easter bunting with it!
If you are creating a sheet of paper with these chicks on them all you need to do is:
Step 1: Prepare your surfaces, cover with newspaper and squirt some yellow paint into small flat containers so little hands can get to it.
Step 2: Next get your paper or cards and start finger painting, this works well if the splodges are quite random, so there is no need to worry too much about tidiness.
Step 3: You need to leave the paint to dry thoroughly before drawing on them.
Step 4: Using a felt tip pen draw beak, wings and legs onto the chicks. Now you are ready to use your paper, or send off your card.
You could even use fabric paint and fabric pens to decorate some plain fabric to create some really cool Easter gifts. You don’t even have to stop at chicks, use the same technique to make some Easter lambs or bunny rabbits.