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Easter DIY Idea - Easter Chick

By: Kindra Boroff

At a Glance:

Project #15243 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Craft Paint Logo
supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Yellow, 2 oz.

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz.

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz.

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Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters

Number Needed: 1 $4.89 $2.75
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Green Machine, 2 oz.

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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Wood Brush Set, Brown Nylon

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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Styrofoam egg, 5.875”
  • Orange chenille pipe cleaners
  • Yellow feathers
  • White stiffened felt
  • Baby pink felt
  • Apple green felt
  • 6.5” x 6.5” Wood plaque
  • 3/8” x 4 ½” piece of dowel rod
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Basecoat the egg with Bright Yellow. Allow to dry completely
  2. Add White polka dots using the 5/8” detail painter.
  3. Basecoat the wood plaque with White. Once the paint is dry, paint with Green Machine. Lightly sand the edges to create a distressed look.
  4. Fold an orange pipe cleaner in half and twist a 4” section. With the remainder of the pipe cleaner twist the pieces to create the chick foot. Repeat for the second leg and stick the legs into the bottom of the chick.
  5. Use an orange pipe cleaner to create the beak. Fold into a triangle and wrap the pieces for the beak. Leave about ½” piece to stick into the foam egg.
  6. With the end of a paint brush add two small dots in Black for the eyes.
  7. Cut a 4”x ½” piece of white felt for the headband. Using the pattern cut the ears out of white. Tie the ears into a knot at the center. Cut the inside of the ears out of Baby Pink felt and hot glue to the white ears. Hot glue the ears to the headband and attach the headband to the chick with hot glue.
  8. Hot glue the dowel rod piece to the center of the plaque and paint with Green Machine.
  9. Cut pieces of the Apple Green felt and hot glue to the base to create grass.
  10. Hot glue a few feathers to the side of the chick to create wings.
  11. Gently push the bottom of the chick onto the dowel rod.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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