When I was young I remember my mom making this really cute baby chick craft from an egg and some hole punched circles. I wanted to recreate this inexpensive yet surprisingly adorable craft and I thought what better time than now.

Materials

  • Egg
  • Pin or needle
  • 1/4 inch hole punch
  • Tooth picks
  • White school or craft glue
  • Yellow, orange and white craft paper
  • Black felt
  • Googly eyes

You will want to start by removing the liquid from inside the egg. Using a sharp pin or needle poke a hole on both ends of the egg approximately 1/8 inch wide. Blow through one of the holes to flush out the egg whites and yolk. If the egg does not want to come out try poking the needle into the yolk to break it up or consider making the holes slightly bigger. Once all the insides have been removed, trickle water inside to rinse it and blow any excess water out. Let dry.

Next, use your hole puncher to punch out a couple hundred circles. You can fold the paper over a couple times to speed this process up. An entire sheet of paper took me approximately 5 minutes. 

Now you will want to start gluing the circles to your egg. Start from the bottom of the wider end working your way up. Using a toothpick, dab some glue onto the end and pick up a circle with it. This is much easier than trying to pick up these tiny circles with your fingers. You will then want to transfer the circle to your egg. This takes some practice and is quite tedious but is easy once you get the hang of it.

Just starting!

Just starting!

Completely covered.

Completely covered.

Overlap the circles slightly so that none of the shell shows through and continue all the way to the top. After your entire egg is covered you will want to attach some details to make it look like a little chick. Use googly eyes or the hole punch to create some eyes. Punch circles out of white paper and then draw some pupils with a black felt. Attach them near the top of the egg and use a small triangle cut from orange paper as the beak placed under the eyes. Use toothpicks or paper as feet.

Happy Crafting!

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AuthorCamille Pacori