Spring Chicks Surprise
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 3 and up
These cute little spring chicks double as a goodie basket. Fill the “unhatched” plastic eggs with candy, coins, stickers or tattoos and use egg cartons as their nests. For a great way to hand out party favors, use as a cute table display, then as guests leave, let them pick out their unhatched chick!
What you'll need:
- Cardboard egg carton, 12 or 18 count
- Easter grass
- Colorful plastic Easter eggs (the shiny ones are nice but any will do)
- Two yellow pom poms for each chick (we used 6 pom poms)
- Orange craft foam, triangles for beaks
- Tiny black pom poms for eyes, 2 for each chick
- Two craft foam wings for each chick
- White craft glue (Tacky Glue)
How to make it:
- Place a layer of Easter grass across the empty egg cups of the egg carton.
- Decide how many chicks you want hatched and fill remaining eggs with candy, stickers, coins, etc. Place filled eggs in egg carton.
- Open plastic eggs that will hold the chicks. Glue a yellow pom pom inside each open egg.
- Glue second yellow pom pom on top of first pom pom.
- Glue on eyes, beak and wings.
- Place hatched chicks into the egg carton.
- Plastic eggs will be very light if left empty, or if only stickers or tattoos are used. If you prefer not to use candy, add some loose change to the eggs to give them a bit of weight and keep them in the egg cups until they are ready to fly the coop.
- If you don’t have an empty egg carton, place all your eggs into a shallow bowl and put the bowl of eggs into the refrigerator. Now you have an empty egg carton!
- Easter grass and plastic eggs are very inexpensive. Discount department stories (i.e. WalMart) usually will have the best prices, but watch for sales at craft stores and grocery stores, and believe it or not, drug stores!
- Be careful of dollar discount stores. Often times Easter grass and plastic eggs are less expensive elsewhere. While you may only pay a dollar at the dollar stores, you can probably get the same items less somewhere else.