Chicks in a Basket

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What’s cuter than little baby chicks looking up over a basket? A great way to use any leftover Easter grass you’ve got lying around. If you like this craft, check out our Five Little Ducks Activity based on the popular children’s song.

What You’ll Need:
*Paper Plates (2 per craft)
*Paint, crayons, or markers
*Glue
*Scissors
*Yellow and orange paper or craft foam
*Googly eyes
*Easter Grass
*Popsicle sticks

Preparation:
*Cut both paper plates in half. Take one of the four halves and cut the outer rim off to form the basket handle.

Activity:
*Paint or color in two paper plate halves for the basket. Paint or color the rim you cut off for the basket handle. Allow to dry. Glue the plate rims together to form a pocket for the basket. Glue the handle to the basket. Allow to dry.
*Talk to your child about the difference between an oval and a circle. Now draw three ovals on the yellow paper/foam and cut them out.
*Talk about triangles – how they always have three sides and three points. Now draw three small triangles on the orange paper/foam and cut them out.
*Assemble your chicks by gluing on two googly eyes (you can draw them on with marker if you don’t have them), and one triangle for the beak onto each yellow oval. Glue a popsicle stick to the back of each chick. Allow to dry.
*Add some Easter grass to your basket and place the chicks inside.
*Send us a picture of your kids and their chicks in a basket we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*Feathers and Fur at Amazon.com: a great story about a cat who, despite what he’s told about how yummy baby ducklings are, rescues some ducklings and learns a lesson in friendship.
*KidsFarm.com: See some real baby chicks and hear them cheep!

This activity can be found in the Arts & Crafts section of our site.