I don’t know how the weather is where you live, but we just had an ice storm last night into this morning. It’s rather pretty but it makes the sidewalks and roads quite slippery and almost impossible to stand up even on the grass! I’m getting a bit “winter weary” and am dreaming of warmer temperatures.
I decided we needed a craft today that will help us think about Spring coming! Let’s make a Spring Chick or two! 🙂
You’ll need a toilet paper roll, some paint, a paint brush, some craft feathers, glue, wiggly eyes, a small piece of orange paper and a pair of scissors. Oh and some newspaper to protect the table or countertop from the painting process. 😉
The first step is to paint the toilet paper roll in a bright cheery color. It’s up to you if you do 1 or 2 coats of paint.
I decided to paint a second toilet paper roll while I waited on the first one to dry. 😉 (I love this blue color!)
You can also cut out the chick’s beak while you wait for the paint to dry. Take your orange piece of paper…
Make a fold and cut out a triangle shape with the bottom of the triangle being on the fold.
The beak will open up like a real chick’s beak.
When your chick is dry, glue on 2 wiggly eyes.
Next, to glue on the beak, put glue only on one side of the beak.
Then stick the glued side on the chick under the wiggly eyes.
Glue on a few feathers inside the toilet paper roll on the front side.
If you want to, you can add a piece of a feather on each side for the chick’s wings.
And your Spring Chick is done! 🙂 For my blue chick, I added 3 feathers to his head but didn’t use any for wings.
Use your imagination and make your chick special!
I hope making some Spring Chicks will cheer you up and make your house brighter! Stay warm! 🙂