Even though it still feels like winter outside, I figured there’s no reason we can’t enjoy the beginning of spring inside. What better way to welcome spring and celebrate Easter than by making these cute little chicks. They were relatively simple to make and I had almost all the supplies in the house already. It adds a festive decor to the house and can be done on your own or with the kids!
Take a look below to see how we made them.
- Empty jars (I used baby food jars because that’s what we had on hand)
- Yellow paint
- Orange construction paper
- Fake flowers (or real flowers if you’d prefer!)
I had been washing out and saving a handful of baby food jars over the last week or so. This size was perfect since my 3 year old wanted to participate but it can be done with any jars you have.
Once they are cleaned, paint the inside of the jars yellow and let them dry.
While they are drying, cut the styrofoam into blocks that will fit inside your jars. You want the styrofoam to take up most of the jar as it will be where the flower go later on.
Glue the stryofoam to the bottom of the jars. I used regular Elmer’s glue but I imagine any glue would work fine. M loved this part because she got to squeeze a bunch of glue into each one (and really, what kid doesn’t love playing with glue?)
Next up is the chick’s face – I glued 2 eyes and a beak on each one. The beak was cut out of the orange construction paper and can be done according to the size of your jar.
Last step is adding the flowers. I had picked up a few faux flowers from the craft store for this project (another favorite activity for M!) This is where you can really add a lot of flair to the chicks. I kept it simple for our little chick family but you can go with any flowers or colors you like.
Depending on the flowers you have, cut the stems with either a scissor or wire cutters. You want the stem to be slightly shorter than the jar itself. Then push the flowers into the styrofoam to hold in place. Since I was using large flowers and small jars, I put one flower in each jar. It would look great with a bunch of flowers in the jars too! Once your flowers are in, stand back and admire your adorable springtime chicks!
Check back this weekend to see what other springtime activities we’ve been up to 🙂