My craft ideas for Easter will show you how to make baby chicks. These crafts will require supervision from an adult but are a great project to make together.
They don't have to be just for Easter either. Once you have made one and seen how it's done you can experiment with lots of different ideas. Try adapting the shape to make a cat or a teddy bear.
When cutting tissue paper the scissors do need to be sharp or the paper
I use 2 pairs of scissors, one for cutting the tape and the other for the paper.
Although cutting tape doesn't blunt the scissors it can make them sticky.
If you only have one pair of scissors to use clean them regularly using a cleaning wipe, (the sort you get for cleaning glasses or computer screens).
If your scissors
are a bit blunt you can sharpen them by cutting into fine sandpaper a
Take your sheet of newspaper and fold it into 3 roughly equal sections.
Scrunch up the 2 sections into a ball shape.
Use masking tape to secure the scrunched up ball.
Mold the section so it is thinner at the top near the unscrunched section of paper and flat at the bottom so your chick will stand.
Scrunch up the remaining newspaper and use masking tape to create the chicks head.
Take one of your 2 pieces of tissue paper and cut it roughly into thirds.
Use watered down glue and brush it carefully all over 1 of the three you just prepared.
Place your chick onto the tissue paper and carefully wrap it around the body of the chick.
Repeat with the other 2 thirds until the whole chick is covered.
Put the chick to one side to dry whilst you prepare the rest of the pieces.
Take the other sheet and stick on the double-sided sticky tape as shown in the photo.
Put the first piece approx 1.5cm (a little over 1/2") from the edge.
The next should be 3cm (a little over 1") from the first.
Repeat until the last piece of tape which should be approx 2 1/2cm (1") from the last piece of tape and 1cm ( 1/2") from the edge of the tissue.
Cut the strips out leaving equal amounts of tissue paper on each side.
If you don't have any of the wobbly eyes you can easily make your own eyes.
Cut two small ovals and two smaller circles out of white card or felt.
Glue a circle to each of the ovals, by changing where you place the circles will give each of your Easter baby chicks a different look.
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