What better way to celebrate the spring season than with some fun simple crafts for kids? And with these adorable popsicle stick chicks, your kids can make their very own baby chicks to play with! On top of being easy enough for preschoolers, this fun craft can be made with just a few simple supplies, which means it’s perfect for putting together at home or in the classroom as part of your Easter celebration.
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Your preschoolers and toddler are going to love this popsicle stick spring craft because it’s so cute! And you’ll love it because it’s super simple to make! In fact, all you need are six craft supplies to put it together.
With the help of some craft sticks and feathers, your kids can make their very own spring chicks to celebrate Easter. And the best part about this Easter popsicle stick craft is that kids of any age can put it together all on their own!
Popsicle Stick Chick Craft
When it comes to making crafts with your kids, it doesn’t get much easier than this chick popsicle stick craft! That’s because you can find everything you need to make it at the dollar store, which means it’s the perfect Dollar Tree Easter craft to make with your kids this year!
And while your kids are going to love how simple it is to put together, you’re going to love the short supply list for this cute popsicle stick craft! All you need to make your own popsicle stick chicks is:
- Large popsicle sticks: The base of your chick’s body is made with a large popsicle stick. If you don’t have any on hand, you can also use smaller sticks. Just keep in mind that your chicks will be smaller than the ones pictured!
- Googly eyes: You can’t make a kid’s craft without googly eyes, right? Since the craft is made with a single popsicle sticks, I suggest using small googly eyes to make your chicks.
- Yellow paint: To give the chick its signature yellow coat, you’ll need some yellow paint. If you want to skip the mess, your kids can also use yellow marker to color your popsicle sticks.
- Orange construction paper: Make the chick’s beak with the help of some orange construction paper. You’ll also need scissors to cut the paper.
- Yellow feathers: Finish decorating your cute chick craft with some yellow feathers to serve as the bird’s wings.
- Glue: To hold everything together, you’ll also need some glue. I used a low heat glue gun to attach the eyes, beak and feathers to the stick. But traditional school glue will also work, you’ll just have to wait a litle bit longer for the glue to dry if you go this route.
How to Make Popsicle Stick Chicks
Now that you have all your craft supplies gathered up and ready to go, it’s time to start crafting! Follow these simple instructions for making your own popsicle stick chicks at home today.
The first step to making this fun craft stick project is to paint the sticks yellow. I used acrylic craft paint to paint each of the sticks because it’s safe for kids to use. If you want to avoid using paint, try letting your kids color the sticks yellow with washable markers. The markers are a little less messy than paint and dry more quickly.
Once the paint has dried, you can start decorating your chicks. First, add the googly eyes to the top of the chick. I found some googly eye stickers that are perfect for crafting with toddlers! But you can also attach the googly eyes with a litle bit of glue.
Next, use your scissors to cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper. Attach the triangle beak under the eyes with a small amount of glue.
Then, attach the yellow feather wings to each side of the chick. Glue the end of the feather to the back of popsicle stick and hold the feathers in place until the glue is dry.
Popsicle Stick Chick Craft Ideas
See how easy this fun preschool craft to make? That means your kids can have a blast adding their own personal touches to their Easter chicks.
Since this fun Easter craft is so simple to make, it’s also easy to customize! Try using these craft adjustments and additions to give your kids some ideas on how they can create their own unique chicks this holiday season.
- Add a magnet to hang it on the fridge. Show off your kids’ finished crafts by attaching a magnet to the back of the sticks. After that, you can hang your popsicle stick chicks on the fridge for everyone to see.
- Make more farm crafts. This chick craft is perfect for Easter, but the holidy isn’t the only reason to make these cute birds! The next time your kids are learning about farm animals, add these cute chicks to your list of farm crafts to make.
- Decorate with different colors. While chicks are usually yellow, your kids can get a little creative with their own crafts at home! Try painting your chicks different colors to create some adorable rainbow chicks to play with.
- 1 large popsicle stick
- Yellow paint
- Googly eyes
- Orange construction paper
- Yellow feathers
- Paint the popsicle stick yellow.
- When the paint has dried, glue two googly eyes to the top of the stick.
- Cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper and glue it under the eyes.
- Glue one feather on each side of the stick to make the wings, attaching the feathers to the back of the popsicle stick. Hold the feathers in place until the glue dries.
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Emily is a midwestern mom of two boys. She loves all things DIY — from home renovations to kids birthday party planning. Whether she’s making a new farmhouse craft for her home or helping her kids with a cool activity, you can bet she’s in the middle of some kind of DIY project (or three) right now!