Looking for something different for Easter crafts for kids? How about making this fabulous Easter Chick Piñata or Decoration! While this little fella looks difficult to make – he is really quite easy: all that is required is patience.
What You’ll Need
- Newspapers (old ones!!)
- Crepe paper
- Orange or brown card
- Glue made with one cup flour to 2 cups of water
What to Do
1. Cover the blown up balloon with strips of paper dipped in the glue solution.
2. Remove excess glue before putting on the balloon in order to dry quicker. About 3 layers is sufficient.
3. If you require the chick’s eyes to be more prominent build up two platforms for the eyes with papier mâché. Place the balloon near a radiator to speed up the drying process.
4. The base of the mache is cut to remove the balloon and to create an entrance for the sweets. This can then be taped closed and covered with the chick’s feet.
5. Mark on the papier mâché where the eyes and mouth are going to be. Mark the mouth area with a black circle. At this stage if you want you could paint the rest of the area yellow so no unseemly newspaper shows.
6. Cut the crepe paper into 2inch squares. You will need quite a few squares, so without unfolding the crepe paper mark 2 inches down and cut across. Then mark the centre and cut again. Cut through the sides that are joined. The squares do not have to be uniform.
7. Using a pencil, place the rubber end into the centre of the square, pull the sides of the paper up around the pencil, dip into glue and stick it onto the piñata. Continue doing this until the entire area is covered except the face area .
8. The beak is made out of orange card. Diagram for beak below. The flaps to hold the beak in place are placed to the outside and then covered with the crepe feathers.
9. The eyes are hand drawn and stuck on the area marked for the eyes. Smaller squares of crepe are used near the eyes.
10. Fill with sweets and enjoy!
Related : Lots more Easter craft ideas in our 8 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids
Did you try making the Chick Piñata? How did it go? Tell us in the comments below!