polystyrene egg chick for Easter

How to make egg chicks for Easter

Use fake eggs to make fluffy Easter chick decorations by following this super simple tutorial.

I really wanted to make some egg chicks for Easter, using my huge stack of fake eggs.Β  Pickle asked why there was no Daddy chick (I’d made one big and two little ones).Β  Thinking fast, I told him that Daddy chick was at work!

Easter egg papier mache chicks

To make egg chicks for Easter, you will need:

  • polystyrene or papier mache eggs
  • yellow tissue paper & PVA glue (if using polystyrene eggs), or yellow paint (if using papier mache eggs)
  • a paint brush
  • yellow, or orange feathers
  • orange foam, or card
  • googly eyes
  • a hot glue gun
  • thread and a needle (if you want to hang your finished chicks up)

COST: a few quid
AGE: toddlers and up (with help!)
TIME: 20-30 minutes (plus drying time)

fluffy egg chicks

How-to make egg chicks for Easter:

  1. Paint your egg yellow (if using papier mache eggs), or cover them in yellow tissue paper using watered-down PVA glue and leave to dry.
  2. Use your hot glue gun to stick a folded diamond of orange foam (or card) to the smaller end of your egg, making a beak.
  3. Stick your googly eyes above the beak.
  4. Use your hot glue gun again to stick feather wings to either side of the egg chick and a smaller feather sticking up at the back to make a tail.
  5. OPTIONAL: If you want to hang your finished chicks to make an Easter display, use a needle to thread a loop and tie the ends together.

So that’s how we madeΒ  our egg chicks for Easter (by the way, I’m linking up with the #GetYourCraftOn challenge #eggs #chickenandegg #chicks)!

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'How to make egg chicks for Easter' have 41 comments

  1. March 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am oana79

    Beautiful, loving your Easter tree, we will be making ours this weekend also!


    • March 28, 2014 @ 7:28 am Hodge Podge

      Have fun making it! I am struggling to keep Chops (not quite 2) from pulling the whole thing down!!


  2. March 27, 2014 @ 10:48 am Mummy of Two

    They are so cute! What a lovely idea.


  3. March 27, 2014 @ 11:18 am Globalmouse

    These are lovely! I keep meaning to get a little Easter tree to hang decorations from and these would be perfect for that. I must make that happen this year! Thank you!


    • March 28, 2014 @ 7:33 am Hodge Podge

      Ours was free (old brown sauce bottle, bit of tissue paper & a few twigs from the garden) – nice not to spend a fortune on a project! πŸ˜‰


  4. March 27, 2014 @ 1:54 pm suzanne3childrenandit

    This would be brilliant for a school ‘decorate the egg’ competition – thankfully my days of that are over! However, these are very cute πŸ™‚


    • March 28, 2014 @ 7:34 am Hodge Podge

      Yes, very true! I like that you can make a family in different sizes too πŸ™‚


  5. March 27, 2014 @ 3:19 pm Kirsty - Hijacked by Twins

    Wow, these look great! What a fab idea πŸ™‚ x


  6. March 27, 2014 @ 4:09 pm Jen aka The Mad House

    These are soooooo cute. I have pinned them


  7. March 27, 2014 @ 5:04 pm Angela

    Very cute! Love your Easter tree πŸ™‚


  8. March 27, 2014 @ 6:08 pm Sam @happyhomebird

    I love Easter crafts. Make me think of decorating eggs at school as a child. I made a rabbit once and it won a school competition LOL! Love these chicks and the Easter tree, really cute.


    • March 28, 2014 @ 7:36 am Hodge Podge

      Aaaw, an egg bunny sounds SO CUTE. Maybe you should recreate it..? x


  9. March 27, 2014 @ 7:53 pm Rachel @ activities4kidz

    These are adorable. I love your Easter tree! X


  10. March 27, 2014 @ 8:43 pm Kirsty

    I love these little Easter chicks and their fluffy feathers. Again, you have me really yearning for a glue gun!


    • March 28, 2014 @ 7:38 am Hodge Podge

      Thanks Kirsty! Maybe you will get one for Mothers Day..? πŸ˜‰
      If not, treat yourself (mine was only a few quid online – it’s tiny!) x


  11. March 27, 2014 @ 8:58 pm Mums do travel

    These are great, they like very happy chicks!


    • March 28, 2014 @ 7:40 am Hodge Podge

      Thank you! There is something very cheerful & optimistic about chicks, isn’t there? πŸ™‚


  12. March 27, 2014 @ 9:00 pm You Baby Me Mummy

    Great idea, they are so cute! They look lovely with the eggs on the tree x


  13. March 27, 2014 @ 9:21 pm Donna Navarro @LexiconLane

    Super cute for Easter. And very cheerful looking!


  14. March 28, 2014 @ 2:28 am Eileen Teo

    These are so lovely! Would get my kids to make some!


  15. March 28, 2014 @ 6:27 am Kara

    These are super adorable……great idea for adding to an easter bonnet


    • March 28, 2014 @ 7:42 am Hodge Podge

      Brilliant idea Kara! I must make one of those too! πŸ˜€


  16. March 28, 2014 @ 11:22 am Kerry

    Brilliant idea, I love these!! x


  17. March 28, 2014 @ 2:24 pm Pinkoddy

    I never thought of making papier mache to make the eggs, what clever thinking!


    • March 31, 2014 @ 1:41 pm Hodge Podge

      The messier the better with my boys – they love getting sticky! πŸ˜‰


  18. March 28, 2014 @ 4:32 pm agatapokutycka

    Lovely idea.
    We normally decorate plants with eggs as well πŸ™‚


    • March 31, 2014 @ 1:42 pm Hodge Podge

      Thank you! It always makes me happy, because I know Summer is coming πŸ˜€


  19. March 28, 2014 @ 7:36 pm Jenny

    So cute and a great use for plain eggs (of which I seem to have hundreds!)


    • March 31, 2014 @ 1:44 pm Hodge Podge

      They seem to breed, don’t they?! πŸ˜‰


  20. March 29, 2014 @ 1:39 pm Fritha Strickland

    these are so creative! love them! x


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