If you are looking for a fast and easy decoration, you will love this little flower pot chicken craft. It is seriously one of the easiest ideas ever! All you need are flower pots, craft paper, scissors, and glue. Just a great little idea to make with kids and add to your Easter decor this year.
Flower Pot Chicken Craft
I've been a fan of upcycling flower pots for many years. From the first flower pot person I saw in a garden, I knew they would become a go-to medium when crafting. This year, I have really had fun turning them into cute decorations for Easter. This little chicken is the easiest one yet, and definitely the kids favorite.
Since you just need a few supplies, this is ideal for making with a group of kids. I can definitely see this idea being a great classroom project for springtime, used in Sunday School as a craft around Easter, or just for a fun party with your kids. Grab a few supplies and make your own unique birds!
You may also want to make this cute upcycled flower pot Easter bunny. Such a cute addition to your Easter decor! My upcycled flower pot ladybug, and this super cute flower pot frog garden decoration are some other great ideas for adding to your craft project list.
Can I Use a Plastic Container Instead?
If you prefer to use plastic, you can definitely do so. This would be especially handy if you wanted to make these with younger children. A plastic flower pot is going to be safer than most terra cotta since it isn't as likely to break and hurt someone.
If using a plastic container, you can buy them in brown or orange if desired. You could even paint them a different color if desired. Just remember that plastic will require a bit more paint or a different type of paint than you would typically need for the terra cotta. In fact, I find that painting plastic containers are easiest when using spray paint versus acrylic craft paints.
What Are Some Ways to Use This For Easter?
This is just a cute little bird that goes easily in your decor. I love the idea of adding this to a platter or tray and surrounding it with little wrapped Easter candies. You could even make a family of flower pot birds and put them on the mantle. Surround them with plastic eggs, pom pom chickens or bunnies and it becomes a whole new decoration.
If you want to do something a bit bigger, you could glue another pot on the bottom to create a larger body of a chicken. Add some extra felt or feathers to make it really pop and look like a real bird.
- Terra cotta flower pot
- Googly eyes
- Yellow feathers
- Red craft paper
- Yellow craft paper
- Craft glue
How to Make a Flower Pot Chicken Craft
Trace 1 heart-shaped piece, 2 wing piece with 3 curves, and 1 slightly smaller piece that is also wiggly on one side to be the wings, wattles, and comb onto the red paper.
Cut these out and set aside.
Trace and cut out a small yellow diamond shape to fold in half and become a beak, then set aside.
Glue the googly eyes in place on the chicken.
Now you will glue the heart shaped piece on the bottom of the flower part to be the wattle.
Attach the yellow beak just below the googly eyes with the middle fold attached and the beak open.
Glue the large red wings on the sides of the flower pot with the pointed end facing forward.
Now, you will add the other red wiggly piece to the top of the flower pot with wiggly side up.
Lastly, glue the feather on the back of the flower pot so that part of the feather sticks out above the top of the chicken.
Display as part of your Easter decor.
Instead of using craft paper or construction paper, you might want to use foam paper instead. It is sturdier and stands up better on the top of the chicken and sides.
For another fun project kids like, you can make these adorable Easter chicks out of pom poms. This upcycled bucket chicken and super cute chicken from out of a wine glass are both some of my other favorites for Easter.
- On red paper, trace 1 heart, 2 wings, and 1 wiggly piece;
- Cut these out and set aside;
- Trace and cut out a diamond shape on the yellow paper;
- Glue the Googly eyes to the flower pot;
- Attach the heart shaped piece on the bottom of the flower pot;
- Fold the yellow diamond in half, then glue below the googly eyes attaching at the fold so it is an open beak;
- Glue a wing on each side with the pointed end facing forward;
- Now, glue the last red wiggly piece on top of the bird;
- Glue a yellow feather onto the back of the flower pot so part of it is showing above the top;
- Now you can display your flower pot chicken anywhere you wish!
Feel free to paint the chicken different colors if you prefer over the natural look of the terra cotta.
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