Easter-Egg Carton Chickens – Kids Craft

Easter-Egg Carton Chickens – Kids Craft

Are you getting ready for Easter? Try out this easy craft to get the festivities rolling-Egg Carton Chickens. These cute little chickens will hold decorated eggs or candy (don’t worry, they won’t eat the goodies!) This is a simple craft to make and it is great to use as a table top decoration, a place setting at Easter dinner, or just as a darling little candy dish!

 They like to follow each other 🙂

 

Supply List

  1. Paper Egg Carton
  2. Red paper (or felt)
  3. White Paint
  4. Glue
  5. Sharpie
  6. Scissors
  7. Exacto Knife (optional)

Now how to cut the egg carton:

  1. Cut the egg carton 1 1/2 rows widthwise  (you might need to use the Exacto to help get around the corners)
  2. Since you need one “pocket” to hold the egg, cut along the middle of one egg pocket
  3. This is what your “chicken” will look like before you clean up the edges
  4. Clean up the edges and the corners. I cut around the edges to give it a curved finish.
  5. Now you are ready to paint!

Three little chickies drying in the sun:

The next part is to cut out the “combs” and the “beaks”. I didn’t do anything special here. I freehand cut the combs and the beaks for the chickens. Then I attached the pieces with glue. I drew the eyes in with a black sharpie. You could get crazy and use some googly eyes instead, but I did not have any on hand. Be creative. You can improvise with any type of paper or felt for the beaks and the combs.

Happy Easter Crafting!