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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Chicks


Hello Everyone!
Easter Chicks
These cute Easter chicks are full of beans-jelly beans! Gather the kids and make a bunch to use as place markers or party favors.


1 1/2 cups jelly beans (assorted colors)


12 plastic googly eyes (about 10-mm size)
Tacky craft glue or low-temperature hot glue


6 yellow or orange pipe cleaners or chenille stems (about 9 inch)


1) Cut each pipe cleaner with scissors 1 (4-inch), 2(1 1/2-inch) and 2 (1-inch) pieces. 


24 squares yellow or white (or assorted colors)
nylon netting, 8 inch (about 1 yard total)

2) For each jelly bean chick, stack 4 of the netting squares.  Pour 1/4 cup jelly beans onto center of netting.  Pull corners of netting up over jelly beans to form bundles (this will form body of chick).  Use 4-inch pipe cleaner piece as twist tie to tightly secure tip, twisting ends to form beak.




3) To form legs with feet, twist 1-inch pipe cleaner piece around each 1 1/2-inch pipe cleaner pieces into hole of netting on bottom of chick's body.


4) Trim top ends of netting with scissors into rounded shape to form head of chick.  With glue, attach googly eyes and craft feather to netting above beak.


For a quick centerpiece, nestle the chicks in cellophane Easter basket grass, surrounded by more jelly beans.


Tip If children are involved with this craft, have all of the components in separate groups, ready for them to assemble the "chicks."


I think I need to do some beak adjustments on these Easter Chicks. LOL
PREP TIME 45 MINUTES
(READY IN 45 MINUTES)
SERVINGS 6
EASY


Pretty cute little eyes!!!


Cute little feet!


I will be using these Easter Chicks on my Easter Tablescape and my Granddaughters will be taking the chicks home as part of their Easter gift from G'Pa and G'Ma.

I hope I have inspired you. 
 I'm joining
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
A Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Decor to Adore for Spring Craft Linky Party
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
and
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner.
Please link back to the parties above.
xo
Betty





7 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore this project! I am hosting a Springtime Craft and Project linky party today and I would love it if you would particpate.

    There is a giveaway involved. :)

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  2. Once again, we are gathering to enjoy that yummy color....PINK....it is the most delicious color I know.... have a safe and pleasant week end...God Bless You...such a cute idea !!
    Kandy

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  3. This is just darling! I love it. How do you make the picture mosaic? Happy PS!

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  4. great fotos! They're so adorable!

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  5. Very cute and creative idea. Love the chicks! Happy Easter!

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