A few years ago the kids and I made some tissue paper Easter Baskets in the from of a Hen and some Rabbits. They were so easy and fun to make, that I thought we could have another go.. this time, we decided to make a slightly SMALLER Chick Easter Basket version. It literally took about 10mins (excluding drying time) to make and my daughter was SO proud of her little basket, that she brought it along to show and tell at school. I love that we upcycled some old tissue paper and made our own paste! Super fun and easy chick Easter baskets for kids to make!!!!! This would make a lovely Preschooler Easter Craft!
Chick Easter Baskets – Materials needed:
- old yellow tissue paper – if you don’t have yellow – you can use white tissue paper or newspaper and paint it afterwards
- feathers (optional)
- googly eyes (optional, you can draw some on)
- orange felt (optional, you can use card or draw it on)
- glue (for adding features)
- DIY Papier Mache Paste – flour and water (see below)
How to make DIY Papier Mache Paste:
Making your own papier mache paste is SUPER easy and SUPER cheap. We LOVE making it ourselves, as it is such a fun and frugal thing to do. DIY papier mache paste, does have a yellow is tint to it though, so when using tissue paper, it may dry a little darker. But it wasn’t really a proble for our craft!
- 1 Part Flour
- 2 Parts Water
It really doesn’t matter how “big” your “parts”… we simply used a small cup, as we knew we were only making 3 small chick Easter Baskets.
Place in the microwave and blast for 30sec – 1 min (depending on microwave performance), remove and stir.
Place back in the microwave and repeat until you have a thick (but not too thick) paste.
Give it a really good stir and try and remove any lumps.
Alternatively to your DIY Papier Mache paste, you can use wall paper paste or white glue water down a little.
Easy Chick Easter Baskets How To:
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