Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Chicky Card {Kid Friendly Easter Craft}

It's been awhile since we have done a Crafty Kitchen post here at Mommy's Kitchen. My kids were fighting like cats and dogs all weekend. Goodness now I know what my mother went through with me and my 3 siblings. You would think they could get along for just a bit, but it just wasn't happening this weekend. I thought that it would be a good idea to set some time aside to do an arts and crafts together. Maybe it would quite things down a bit. Since Easter is right around the corner we thought of a Easter project.

I saw these cute Easter Chicky Cards online a couple weeks back, so I thought they would only be fitting. The fun thing about these Easter Cards is that part of it is made with your child's hand prints. Making these these the perfect Easter Cards for Grandparents, family members and teachers. This project is very easy, very inexpensive and pretty straight forward.

The kids did all the cutting and gluing all by themselves. Well, except for mom helping them trace out their hand prints. Other than that they did it!!! So go grab your kiddos and break out the scissors and the glue and have some Easter fun. My little guy Carson did not want to be in the photo, so this was the best I could do LOL. Stay tuned because I will be posting another cute Easter treat here at Mommy's Kitchen. This time this one will be edible.

These are the supplies you will need:
  • 2 - sheet of yellow construction paper
  • 1 - sheet orange construction paper
  • 2 - paper fasteners (couldn't find at Walmart)
  • 2 - large wiggly eyes
  • white craft glue or glue sticks
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • marker or crayon (Easter message)|
All we had to purchase was the wiggly eyes ($1.97 pkg) and the construction paper ($2.47 pkg) at Walmart. We can use the remaining construction paper for future projects. Everything else we had on hand. I know if you have kids then you always have pencils, glue, scissors and crayons in your house.

Grab your template here and print off one for each child.

Trace your child's hands onto one sheet of the yellow construction paper and cut out. Use the oval pattern to draw an oval onto the other yellow piece of construction paper. Cut out. Lay the oval on the table and position the wings (hand cut outs) behind it, using the photo as a guide.

When the wings are where you want them, carefully poke the fasteners through the construction paper to attach the wings. (it might be easier to poke a hole with a pencil first) Since we could not locate fasteners we just glued down the wings. Using the pattern provided, cut out beak and legs from the orange construction paper.

Fold the diamond in half to create the beak and glue one side of the diamond to the yellow paper so that the beak is three dimensional and can open and close. Glue wiggle eyes above the beak. Position the legs under the oval. When you have them where you want them, glue them in place. Use the marker or dark crayon to write a Easter message on the front of the card.

I think they turned out really cute.



Easter Chicky Card

2 - sheet of yellow construction paper
1 - sheet orange construction paper
2 - paper fasteners (couldn't find)
2 - large wiggly eyes
white craft glue
scissors
pencil
marker or crayon (for Easter message)

Trace child's hands onto one sheet of yellow construction paper and cut out. Use the oval pattern to draw an oval onto the other yellow piece of construction paper. Cut out. Lay the oval on the table and position the wings (hand cut outs) behind it, using the photo as a guide. When the wings are where you want them, carefully poke the fasteners through the construction paper to attach the wings. Using fasteners allows the wings to flap up and down. Using the pattern provided, cut out beak and legs from the orange construction paper.

Fold the diamond in half to create the beak and glue one side of the diamond to the yellow paper so that the beak is three dimensional and can open and close.Glue wiggle eyes above the beak. Position the legs under the oval. When you have them where you want them, glue them in place. Use the marker or dark crayon to write a message on the front of the card.

Inspired by: Kaboose.com


For more great affordable Easter Ideas check out Liz from Hoosierhomemade, Heather from the Domestic Diva and more ideas from my fellow Walmart Mom's.




This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Participation in this program is voluntary. Walmart has provided me with compensation and a gift card in return for this post. Opinions stated above are entirely my own.


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8 comments:

Catherine said... #

so cute! www.frenchtoastandwine.com

HoosierHomemade said... #

Super cute! I had a follower on Twitter ask me yesterday for kids craft ideas. I will send her your way!
~Liz

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Thanks Liz.

Holly said... #

Awww SO CUTE Tina! My girls would love to make these : )

Christine's Pantry said... #

Hi! Time with the family, I love it. The kids will love this. Thanks for sharing!

Christine

plumbing said... #

What a really nice idea. It does not only improve the children imagination but also developed you bonding with them.

Anonymous said... #

i like everything i seen tat u put out here for us mothers 2 enjoy doing wit ur kidds n family n friends tyvm 4 this :) from kat from bklyn ny .....

Emily Stevenson said... #

Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. I came across your blog when searching for some fun activities that my kiddo's and I can do together. :) I also blog about the family friendly lifestyle at http://forevertogetherfamily.blogspot.com if you are interested. Thanks for all you do! Take care. :)