Baby Chick in a Pot Easter Card
By: Claudine Casault
Age: 5 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
This Easter card is so simple and fun to make! Kids will love the adorable little baby chick who is popping his head out of the flower pot.
What you'll need:
- Design cardstock
- Ruler & pencil
- Green moss
- Bake-safe polymer modeling clay (We used Sculpey III Polymer Clay)
- Tiny black glass beads (2)
- A piece of down feather
- Small artificial flowers
- ¼" W x 3" L ribbon
- Colored embroidery thread
- Small wooden pot (1)
- Orange acrylic paint
- Paint brush (1)
- Glue gun
How to make it:
Step 1: CARD PATTERN
- Trace and cut out card pattern on design cardstock using scissors and fold in half
Step 2: MAKING THE CHICK
- Mold a piece of modeling clay into a ¾" size ball (for head and face).
- Pinch sides at top with fingers (for top of head).
- Mold a small piece of clay into a cone shape (for beak).
- Place beak on front of face.
- Place two tiny black beads on the chick's face, above the beak (for eyes).
- Mold two 1½" size pieces of modeling clay into wing shapes using wing template as a guide.
- Place chick's head between wings and press together.
- Place chick inside wooden pot and press down (leave wings on outside).
- Gently remove the chick from wooden pot and bake in oven according to the directions of the package. (Sculpey III Polymer Clay recommends 250 degrees for about 20 minutes.)
Step 3: DECORATING THE CHICK
- Paint beak with orange paint.
- Cut a small piece of a down feather and glue to top of head (for the chick's hair).
- Create a tiny bow with 3" L colored thread and glue on top of feathers (cut off excess).
- Glue ¼" W x 3" L piece of ribbon around top edge of pot (cut excess ribbon).
- Glue wooden pot flush to bottom center of card.
- Stuff the wooden pot with green moss.
- Glue chick inside wooden pot.
- Glue an arrangement of small artificial flowers inside wooden pot and around the chick.
- You can replace the artificial flowers with a small plant.
Claudine Casault is a craft developer living in Ontario, Canada.