Did you know that March is National Craft Month?
Well, I didn't know either until I seen it on Twitter, but that got me really excited because we LOVE arts and crafts in this house.
Since Easter is following in the first week of April, how about this adorable craft card?
Everyone loves a craft that uses a child's hands to create it. This cute and sunny yellow Easter chick card I found on Kaboose.com makes a perfect holiday greeting for Mom, Grandma or anyone that you care to share it with.
EASTER CHICK CARD
Ages: 3 and up
What you'll need:
- Print the Easter Chick Card sheet (PDF)
- 2 sheets of yellow construction paper
- 1 sheet of orange construction paper
- 2 paper fasteners
- 2 large wiggle eyes
- White craft glue
- Black permanent marker or dark crayon
- Trace child's hands onto yellow construction paper and cut out.
- Use the oval pattern or 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.
- If you don't have wiggle eyes you can simply draw eyes on with a marker, or use black and white construction paper to create your own.
- If you have it available, cardstock is much sturdier than construction paper and will resist tears better.
- Before poking the fasteners through the body of the chick, use a sharp pencil to poke a hole through. Then insert the fastener.
For more Easter Craft ideas, check out Kaboose's Favourite Easter Crafts. Great for toddlers and smaller children!
Happy Easter Crafting!