Easter Chick Card
What you will make:
See how easy it is to make an Easter card by tracing your child's hands.
This is a fun project for kids of all ages. Even toddlers will enjoy
this project, since cutouts of their traced hands are used for the wings.
Relatives will enjoy receiving this card as a keepsake that reminds them
of those little hands.
This project is great for family, classroom or group craft time.
Related craft: For more Easter card fun, see the
Fun Shaped Cards project.
Here's what you need:
- Yellow and orange construction paper
- Wiggly eyes
- Paper fasteners
- A child’s hands
- Optional: Hole punch, white
and black paper
- Crayons or markers
This project is rated EASY to do.
How to Make the Easter Chick Card
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Project Preparation
Read through the project, then gather the materials needed for
making your chick card. When doing this craft with a group, pre-cut
pieces of yellow and orange construction paper. A 9" by 12" piece of
yellow construction paper cut in half (two 6" by 9" pieces) and a 6"
by 4½" (quarter of 9" by 12" sheet) piece of orange construction paper work well for
- Step 2: Trace Hands
Trace your child's hands on the yellow paper; these outlines will serve as
the chick’s wings. The hands can be traced with the fingers spread
or held together.
Cut out the traced hands. Write the child’s name and age on the back of
- Step 3: Trace Egg
Trace an oval or egg shape on the yellow paper. Make it about a
fourth to a third larger than your child’s hands, so that the egg is in scale
with the wings. Cut out the egg.
- Step 4: Attach Wings
Attach the wings to the back of the egg cutout with paper
fasteners. The paper fasteners allow the wings to move. For fixed
wings, glue the wings to the egg.
- Step 5: Add Eyes, Beak and Legs
Cut a beak and legs from the orange paper. Cut a diamond shape for
the beak and fold it in half. Make the legs long and thin with three
Glue the bottom half of the beak to the egg, and glue two wiggly eyes
above it. Glue the legs to the back of the egg.
Tip: If you don’t have wiggly eyes on hand, either cut and glue
eyes made of paper or draw eyes directly on the egg shape.
- Step 6: Finish
Write a message on the front of the egg.
It's fun to hang the card. Punch a hole in the top of the egg and
insert a loop of yarn to make a hanger.
Tip: You could also color the egg in a fanciful way
or decorate the egg with paper strips or punches. You could also give the chick some
fluffy down—just pull bits of fuzz from cotton balls, glue them on the egg and
color them with a yellow marker. Let your imagination run wild!
That's it! Your chick card is done!
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