Inspired by: Cinderella
For Cinderella, morning at Lady Tremaine's chateau was an especially busy time of day. Between filling Lucifer's bowl with milk and preparing tea and porridge for Drizella and Anastasia, she had to feed the horses and hens. Still, come springtime that was one chore that had its rewards when she'd be greeted by the latest crop of newly hatched Easter chicks. Like Cinderella, no doubt your child will consider the task of rounding up a collection of these chubby felt chicks pure pleasure. Tie name tags around their pipe cleaner legs to turn them into adorable holiday place cards or favors that young guests can take home after Easter dinner.
- Chick templates
- Straight pins (for securing the template pieces to the felt)
- Felt (yellow and orange)
- Orange pipe cleaners
- Hot glue gun
- Googly eyes
1. Print the template and cut out the pieces. Use the cutouts as patterns to cut out two felt body shapes and a pair of wings for each chick.
|2. To create the chick's legs, bend a 7-inch pipe cleaner length in half and twist the ends together a few times just below the bend.|
|3. For feet, twist a 2-inch pipe cleaner length around the bottom of each leg, as shown.|
|4. Cut out a small triangular beak from the orange felt and glue it to the edge of one of the body pieces.|
|5. Glue the top of the legs to the bottom of the body.|
|6. Glue the second body piece on top of the first one, matching up all the edges. Attach a wing to each side of the body, applying glue along one edge of the felt, as shown.|
7. Glue a googly eye to each side of the chick's head. Then spread the pipe cleaner legs just wide enough to make the chick stand.