We all know that spring brings new beginnings. New flowers, new weather, and even babies!
I don’t mean the human kind. They come year round.
I mean the little ones that peck their way out of little shells. They have fuzzy feathers, short little legs, and have the cutest little peeps.
Yes, I’m talking about baby chicks!
When I interned at the Oklahoma State Fair years ago I was lucky enough to work all over the fairgrounds and one of the exhibits was a baby chick exhibit.
I was able to watch them crack their little shells and come out as brand new babies.
To celebrate the new season, my sons and I made our very own peek-a-boo chick kids paper plate spring craft. Enjoy!
What You Need for Your Paper Plate Spring Craft
2 White Paper Plates, Construction Paper (Yellow, Black, White, Orange), Freeze Pop Stick, School Glue, Hole Punch, Metal Paper Fasteners
Kids Spring Craft Directions
Half way down one of the paper plates, cut a zig zag pattern all of the way across.
Cut large and small eye circles from the white construction paper. Cut medium eye circles from the black construction paper.
From the orange construction paper, cut out a small square and fold in half from point-to-point. This will be used for the beak. Cut out hair fuzz from the orange paper.
Using the yellow paper, cut out a shape for head of the chick, making sure you cut out a handle at the bottom.
Using the school glue, attach the freeze pop stick to the handle at the bottom of the head cutout.
Glue the large eyes on to the head, then add the medium part, and then the small part. Glue on the hair and the beak.
Place the plates on top of each other. Using the hole punch, place a hole onto the edge of the plates according to the picture.
Affix the fasteners to the holes.
Slide the freeze pop stick between the bottom two fasteners. The chick can now pop out of the egg (slide up and down) easily.
We have more kids’ crafts you may like! Check out our springtime flowers craft and upcycled watering flower jug!
This is so cute! I would love to do this with my son! Actually I think a trip to Walmart is in the near future! Thank you for posting this fun activity!
These little peek-a-boo crafts are darling. Looks like a fun way to spend time with your kids doing something creative.
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What an adorable craft. I’m sure the kids had a blast making this and playing with it too. What’s great is that you can change the design according to season. It would be nice to do this during Halloween as well.
Wow how cute and creative is that? I\m sure my sister will love this. So nice idea!
This is so creative and fun! My son will love this if I make for him.
Aww, how fun and cute! I loved doing crafts as a kid! My little one is only 4 months, but I can’t wait to do stuff like this with her! 😀
This is just the cutest. My 5 yr old would love to make this with me.
So amazing. I will ask my kids to do it too. For sure they will love this project.idea!
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This craft looks very similar to what my child did in pre-school. I remember it because I thought it was adorable! Thanks for sharing your own take on it. I am sure my little nieces will love making this DIY!
What a cute idea! I can’t wait to do this with my kiddos!
What a great idea! My kids would love making this. I love that it moves up and down.
This is such an adorable craft. Perfect for spring, and to do around Easter!
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Aww.. so cute! My kids will love making it. Thanks!
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You’re welcome! It really is a fun craft!