If you are ready for spring, you are going to love this simple Popsicle stick chicken craft. Craft sticks are a must in my craft stash because they are so versatile. This craft idea is perfect for kids of all ages to create. Just a few craft sticks, glue, and some paint and you have an adorable addition to springtime and Easter decorations. Kids will delight in making this fun little chicken!
Popsicle Stick Chicken Craft
Popsicle sticks are one of the easiest things to craft with since you can make so many different things with them. With this fun craft, creating a spring chick is absolutely adorable. Use it as a centerpiece decoration or you can make 2 of them, adding a stick across the bottom to create a napkin or mail holder.
This is ideal for pretend play with your kids, and fun to add to the mantle next to their Easter baskets. It’s just one more adorable and easy to personalize choice or keeping kids busy crafting this spring!
Craft sticks often make an appearance on the blog because well, I love them! For more craft stick fun, make sure to check out this list of Easter crafts for kids and toddlers that includes some fun ideas. You will also love these craft stick bees, craft stick bunnies, craft stick fox, and even a craft stick raccoon!
Can I Use Dyed Craft Sticks Instead of Painting?
Absolutely. While the most common type of craft sticks come in natural wood color, you can sometimes find them dyed. If you find dyed craft sticks, or already have them available, you can certainly use them in place of the natural colored ones that need to be painted. This is a great option if you are wanting to avoid messy paint wit your kids.
In fact, I try to keep some of each on hand because there are some times when I just don’t have time or the inclination to paint.
Easter is one of my favorite times of the year for crafting. That includes making homemade Easter baskets, Easter wreaths, and even fun mason jar Easter crafts and gifts. The possibilities for crafting and adding fun decor to your home around Easter are truly endless.
Can I Turn This Into a Magnet?
When you make these adorable Easter chicks, you might want to make them into magnets. It is very simple to do. When you are ready to apply the magnet strip you will either remove the covering on the adhesive that comes on some magnet strips or glue the magnet in place. Once the glue has dried, you will be able to use the popsicle stick chicken as a magnet. Make sure to use a magnet that can support the weight of the craft sticks or apply more than one magnet.
Make sure you pick some of these great Easter egg decorating ideas to add to your kids’ baskets this year. Add them next to these great Easter centerpieces or include some of this huge list of Easter decorations anyone can make.
- Craft sticks
- Yellow paint
- Googly eyes
- Orange craft paper
- Yellow craft paper
- Craft glue
How to Make a Popsicle Stick Chick
Start by painting the craft sticks yellow. You can also use already dyed craft sticks if preferred.
Lay 6 yellow craft sticks together side by side then glue two regular craft sticks across them on opposite sides of the sticks.
Once the glue has dried, you will trim off any excess craft sticks on either side.
Now you will trace and cut out 2 yellow wing shapes.
Glue one wing on each side of the craft sticks on the backside where the other sticks are holding them in place.
Now, you will glue the googly eyes in place.
On the orange craft paper, draw a small triangle beak and two small orange feet and cut them out.
Glue the beak and feet onto the chicken.
Lastly, you will glue the feather on the back of the chick so it pops out over the top of the head.
Now you can display your craft stick chicken!
If you want to use already dyed craft sticks for this craft or others, I highly recommend buying them in bulk and keeping a variety on hand. I love being able to buy jumbo colored craft sticks on Etsy. You can pick just the colors you want and buy as few or as many as needed.
- Paint your craft sticks yellow and set aside to dry;
- Once the popsicle sticks are dry, you will line them up together side by side, then glue 2 plain craft sticks across them horizontally on opposite ends;
- Trim off any excess craft sticks poking out from the sides;
- Draw and cut out 2 wings shapes;
- Glue the wings onto your chicken one on each side;
- Add googly eyes;
- Draw and cut out 2 feet and 1 beak from the orange paper;
- Glue the feet and beak in place;
- Now, you will glue the feather onto the back of the chicken with it poking out of the top;
- Display your cute chicken!
Have fun adding personality to your chicken by using different colors of feathers, adding eyebrows, or even using different colored sticks and wings.
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