Easter is not Easter without a few chick and egg craft projects hanging around the house. Even though egg-laying species predated the existence of chickens, we decided to make our Easter chicks first for this art project. Both the chicks and eggs are easy to make: the chicks are made of construction paper cutouts tied to a string and the eggs are felt cutouts decorated with various colors of fabric paint.
We used feathers and dried leaves for the chicks “hair” and the kids thought it was just hilarious. After we finished cutting, gluing and arranging the chicks, we tied strings to their heads and used them as marionnettes! We had many impromtu “puppet” shows as we moved on to making the Easter Eggs.
We cutout felt egg shapes, then got busy glopping fabric paint on them to give them some color. It takes some serious concentration as you can see.
We were a little disappointed the paint dried almost flat – we really liked the glob shapes it made when applying it. Still, our Easter Eggs turned out great. (Big thanks to “Paw-Paw” for sending us the cool fabric paint!)
So we hung them up for all to see.
It’s an easy Easter art project that helps kids practice tracing, cutting, gluing and pretending. Happy Easter!