Some may see this chick Easter eggs craft idea as last minute. And while it may seem that way, it feels natural to me. Perhaps because I’ve always approached Easter as a last minute holiday.
Well, the bunny and egg decorating part of the Easter holiday, that is.
Growing up, the Saturday evening before was when we dyed the eggs. A tradition I kept alive with my kids.
I also used the Saturday before as the day I would run to the store for the basket goodies. Chocolate bunnies and jelly beans and grass for the basket and clear pastel colored cellophane to cover the baskets. All tied up with a pretty bow …
And, of course, late Saturday evening was when the Easter eggs were hidden. A job I relegated to Mike.
After all, I did the egg dyeing with the kids and was in charge of the basket gathering and making.
So using that logic, these chick Easter eggs are actually early …
This is definitely something you can whip together on the Saturday before Easter.
How To Make Chick Easter Eggs
Start by give your hard boiled eggs a coat of acrylic paint. In yellow.
I painted one side. Let dry for an hour or so. And then painted the other.
For the eyes I used some self-adhesive black vinyl and a small hole punch. I peeled off the back and stuck them on the eggs …
For the beak, I cut a triangle from washi tape.
The feathers atop their head were cut from feathers I found at the craft store. I just used some regular old school glue and stuck them on.
An easy way to dress up those Easter eggs …
… on the Saturday before Easter!
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Sara Zenner says
Linda, these chicks are the cutest things ever! I found you on Link Party Palooza and had to stop over. Your photography is awesome as well. Love. Love. Sharing these cute little guys!
You are too sweet! And I was drawn to your link ups at the Palooza too and was digging around your blog for a bit tonight! And was completelyl distracted and loving your blog! 🙂 Linda
These are so dang cute! I don’t know why but when I was reading I remembered that my mom used to make us chocolate covered coconut cream eggs. I loved those eggs.
Kathleen Berlew says
Hi! I just stopped by from Link Party Palooza. These eggs are just adorable!
Very Cute. Love your little chick eggs. Happy Easter.
Merri Jo says
These are adorable! Just finished baskets for my 4 little grandsons & decorated our Maple & Cherry trees with eggs for tomorrow…..I will definitely be making these cuties next year! I pinned them so I won’t forget
Did your paint run when the eggs started to sweat? We used acrylic to paint our eggs but the second time around coming straight from the fridge, the paint started to come off because of condensation.
I didn’t encounter that problem.
Jane Sutton says
These are truly adorable. Just a suggestion for people who are lazy like me…couldn’t you get yellow plastic eggs (which would of course last longer) and the “google” eyes that come in a package…both at Dollar Tree? All that would be left to do is to cut the beak and apply it and the feather “hair.” Going to try that this weekend!
Love that suggestion!!! Will have to try myself. 🙂
Jane Sutton says
I’m always looking for shortcuts…lol!
Julie Smith says
The best and cutest idea! I love that they are sooo easy to do. I also had the idea of possibly using the plastic eggs, anything to make it a quick craft! Happy Easter 🐣Julie