Egg Carton Chicken (filled with chocolate eggs)

Egg Carton Chicky Chocolate Holder

Today, Bec, mum of 3, is sharing a cute Easter gift idea to make with kids using a recycled egg carton.

Materials

Egg carton
Paint (or you can use texta)
Stapler
Felt scraps (if you don’t have felt scraps, you can use cardboard)
Craft glue
Permanent Marker
Solid eggs (to fill)

Egg Carton Chicky - materials you need

What to do

1. Cut two cups from the egg carton. Be sure to cut deep up into the V on one side as this will make the tail on the base cup. (See picture above)

2. Let the kids paint and decorate! I used yellow but any paint colour or even texta (felt pen) can be used.

3. Staple the two egg carton cups together at the base of the tail where it connects to the rest of the carton cup (allowing the tail to stick out) to form the head and body.

4. Cut out a beak, wings and feet from the felt. Glue onto the body and allow to dry. Tip: if you don’t have felt that readily available, cut beak/wing sized pieces out of cardboard.

5. Draw eyes and other details with a marking texter.

My kids played with the Easter chicks just as they were, but we decided to fill ours up with Easter eggs and gift them. 

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I did this particular sorting tray with my son and daughter in the backyard about 4 years ago, and I remembered it today.  I guess I’m missing those long days, just a little, when the younger kids weren’t at school at we had the time to meander more.   This is such a simple activity, and my children loved the idea of exploring, collecting and sorting items from nature in a special sorting tray, so I’m sharing it today and other simple ways to recycle egg cartons.

Use an empty Egg Carton as a sorting tray for a Nature Hunt

Pictured above is what we found in our backyard.  We don’t live at the same place anymore, and I miss it! I loved that house, the backyard and surrounds; there was so much natural beauty there. 

nature hunt

More Ways to Use Egg Cartons

An empty egg carton is fabulous for all sorts of fun things; a few ideas are below:

Paint Palette

This makes it easy to distribute paint in small amounts and you can leave some spot empty for mixing colours.

Craft Station

Great for sorting craft bits and bobs like buttons, glitter and pom poms for creative collage activities.

Construction Craft

Critters, cars, cities or whatever!

Sorting Tray

As a nature sorting tray for exploring the outdoors.  This concept can work inside too: go on a colour hunt indoors and see what you can find.

Way to use an Egg Carton

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This Easter Egg Carton Chicky is easy and cheap to make, relatively mess free and so cute!

Easter Craft: Egg Carton Easter Egg Chicky

Materials

Egg Carton

Yellow, Orange and Black Texter

Scissors

Feather

Instructions

You can find the instruction on this video, presented by my daughter, Flossie (no that is not her real name).

 

Easter Craft - Egg carton easter egg chicky

1. Cut around one egg space in the bottom of the egg carton.

2. Trim the bottom so the chick will sit evenly.

3. Colour the cardboard with yellow texter.

4. Draw a triangle beak with orange texter.

5. Draw eyes using a black texter.

6. Puncture a hold in the top of the chick and insert a feather.

Play

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Draw a pond on a piece of paper and play. This is my 6-year-old’s pond.

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Kids with Egg Allergies

Tip from Katrina: For kids with egg allergies, you can use fruit trays. They are a similar shape and you can find them at most fruit shops.

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