If you are looking for a super easy, super cute Easter craft than look no further than these adorably quick egg carton chickens. Perfect for holding chocolate – or real – eggs and a lot of fun to make, below are the step-by-step instructions of how you too can make these little fellas!
What you will need
- Empty egg carton with the lid removed
- Hot glue gun
- Paint (optional)
- A sheet of red and yellow felt (not too thin)
- Craft eyes
Cut out the chicken shapes from the egg carton, as per the image above. You should be able to get at least four out of a normal carton.
Once you have cut them out, with the hot glue gun add a set of craft eyes to each of the chickens. I actually painted one of the chickens above white beforehand. You can paint the chickens any base colour you like or leave them as the natural, egg carton colour.
Cut the following shapes out of the felt sheets. From the yellow, a small yellow square that is folded diagonally along the centre. From the red, a heart shape with a straight base (no point) and a small ‘chicken comb’ shape. With the hot glue gun, stick these onto the carton chickens as per the above picture.
HINT: It helps to put a small dot of glue in the centre of the folded yellow square. This will allow it to open like a beak but not completely open back up to square shape.
Glue a selection of feathers onto each side of the chicken.
And just like that – the egg carton little chickens are done. These are now the perfect little egg holders!
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