Of course these felt chicks are super cute, but the best thing about them is that making them will keep the kids occupied for at least an afternoon, and playing with them should keep them happy for even longer.
What you need to make felt chicks for Easter
- Pinking shears
- Toy stuffing
- Sewing machine
- Black cotton
How to make your felt chicks
- Cut two felt bodies using pinking shears, and two wings and one beak with regular scissors.
- Position the wings in-between the two body pieces and pin in place. Sew around the outer edge, leaving a small gap at the bottom.
- Place a little toy stuffing inside the chick, then sew the bottom edge closed. Sew some eyes
using black cotton, then sew or stick on a beak.
- Cut out two shell halves using regular scissors. Sew around the bottom edge of the shell, then cut the top with a pair of pinking shears so you have a cracked-egg look. Pop your chick inside.
Ideas for using your felt chicks
- These felt chicks make sweet place holders for Easter brunch or lunch.
- Place a few little chocolate eggs in the bottom of the shell to surprise a little one.
- If you’re trying to cut down on how much chocolate the kids eat over Easter (good luck!), hide a few of these chicks in the garden as well as the usual chocolate eggs.
- When Easter is over the kids can display them in their rooms, or even turn them into art.