I am well aware of the fact that Easter is almost here, making this craft extremely late in blogger terms. But, I like to keep it real (I usually blog my life not the other way around) and I am a chronically last minute crafter. Late or not, this little craft was too rad not to share. If you're like me and day-of isn't too late to craft then yay! You're gonna love these! Otherwise, pin these bad boys for next year, you won't be sorry.
Whether you want to make chic feathered eggs or adorable Easter chicks you need little more than plastic eggs, feathers, and hot glue.
To make the feathered eggs simply glue layers of colored feathers to plastic or paper mache eggs. This looks best if you have all of the feathers facing one direction, in this case up towards the top of the egg. Run a bead of hot glue horizontally along the egg, place a feather, and repeat until the egg is covered. With low temp glue gun this is a great, easy, kid craft. Wouldn't it be cool to make a bunch of these and hang them from a flowering branch? That's my plan for next year (if I manage to get an earlier start)!
Now the chicks are slightly more complex but pretty much the cutest things ever, so totally worth the extra effort.
To Make Feather Egg Easter Chicks You'll Need
- Yellow plastic eggs
- Yellow feathers
- Orange pipe cleaners
- Tiny black pom poms
- Orange felt
- Hot glue
How To Make Chick Easter Decorations
- Start by gluing feathers from the center top out to the sides of the egg to create the look of wings. Then fill in with more feather on the body. Optional, you can add a feather poking up from the chicks head and/or tail feathers.
- Cut a small diamond of felt, fold it in half, run a bead of glue along the fold, and glue it to the egg. Add your pom pom eyes with more glue.
- Fold the ends of a pipe cleaner to create little chicken feet. Create a flat spot in the center of your pipe cleaner and attach it to the base of your egg with more glue. Bend the legs and adjust the feet until your chick can stand up.
Now all there's let to so is marvel at your adorable creation. I can't wait to tuck one of these into each of the boy's Easter baskets.
Wishing you and yours a beautiful weekend.