This is Easter is turning into a strange one with everyone trying to keep their distance and staying home. Paper plate chicks are a nice simple craft that can be done easily with only a few items, but its bright and cheery, which is exactly what we need at this time.

Make sure you check out my Easter board on Pinterest for more ideas. Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To make paper plate chicks you will need:

paper plate chicks

  • Paper plate
  • Yellow paint
  • Orange paper
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Glue
  • Wool (optional)
  • Feathers (optional)

Start by painting the paper plate yellow. BB and I helped each other to make sure that we didn’t have any white patches left.

While the paint is drying cut out a beak and some feet from the paper. This was a great way for BB to practice his cutting skills. He actually spent about 10 minutes just cutting up the rest of the piece of paper.

Once the paint is dry (or dry ish), glue on the beak and eyes. Obviously you can draw on the eyes if you don’t have googly ones.

paper plate chicks

As we had some feathers we added a few. BB wanted one at the top of the paper plate chick’s head. I made mine into wings.

For the final touch we added dangly legs from wool. We threaded them through holes we cut in the paper plate. Again BB did his ones (with a little help), it is a great way to help develop his fine motor skills.

I think the paper plate chicks are cute; BB took his one for a walk around the house.

If you enjoyed these paper plate chicks craft be sure to check out my Hama bead Easter eggs and egg stamping sun catcher.

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Paper plate chicks

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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