We made Paper Plate Handprint Chicks for an Easter craft- a boy version and a super cute girl version. I am loving how adorable they both look!!!
How to make the Paper Plate Handprint Chicks
paper plate - we used dessert plates, but bigger plates would also work!
decorative scrapbook paper or plain construction paper
orange construction paper
something to trace with
googly eyes (optional)
flower & sequin (optional)
Trace each hand onto chosen paper and then cut around it. We chose to use patterned scrapbook paper in Spring colors.
Cut the rims off the paper plates or leave them on if you'd like. Have the kids paint them yellow.
Glue on googly eyes.
Create a beak by cutting a triangle from orange construction paper and glue into place.
Cut 2 strips of orange construction paper for the legs. Fold the legs accordion-style and glue to the backside of the plate at the bottom. You could also tape it if the glue doesn't seem to stick.
Cut or tape the handprint to the back of the plate; these are the wings.
We also glued a pink flower and sequin to Baby Sister's chick. A bow tie on a boy's would also be fun!
A few photos of my preschooler and toddler painting their crafts.
Lol! We do so many handprint crafts that Baby Sister decided to give it a go on her own. She loves it! I believe this was her 1st time using a paintbrush. Of course she couldn't resist fingerpainting too!
Hang up as a cute Easter decoration!