If you have **hopped** over from our Triangle Bunnies.. welcome!! If not….. don’t forget that today’s Triangle Chicken Card also has a BUNNY version. SO CUTE! These paper triangle crafts are perfect as Easter decorations or as easy folding Easter cards for young kids to make. They are great as part of any “shape” curriculum exploring TRIANGLES! Super simple crafty make – the perfect Easter Craft for Preschoolers! How we love how versatile Paper Crafts really are.
These triangle chicks would make great folding Easter cards too! Love how there is also a little baby chick you can make!
Triangle Paper Craft Chicks – Materials
- Paper or light card in the desired chicken or chick colours
- Glue stick
- Pens for details and decorating
As mentioned you can get a worksheet, lesson plan and printables over in my TPT Store for $2.50!
OR… get BOTH the Bunny AND the Chick Printables a bundle special for $4!
How to make a Folding Easter Card from Triangles
Your Triangle Paper Craft Bunny Template
Get your Teachers Pay Teacher’s Printables. Note, there are two types –
- to use as a template at home (print it off once and trace on your desired card), the other
- to use in the classroom – print on coloured paper for the chicken and chicken features and on white paper for the egg detail.
Alternatively begin by making your own template:
The chick triangle is slightly narrower than the triangle bunny. For the chick, you need to draw a 12cm line. Mark out the middle at 6cm.
Draw a 15cm line perpendicular from the centre. This gives you the top of the triangle.
Draw lines from the top down to the sides to make your triangle!
How to make your folding chicken card from a triangle
Trace (if using the template) and cut out (if using the classroom printable) your triangle.
Use the guide lines to fold your folding chickens card’s face (you need to make a diagonal fold) and chicken wing flaps (fold the sides in).
Cut out the chicken’s additional features (wattle and comb) and glue in place (you can print these on white paper and colour red if you wish).
Adding details to your triangle 3d chicken cards
With a pen add facial features your chicken! This is your opportunity to really add a perosnality to your chicken!
Time to decorate the eggs. With coloured pens (if you wish!) decorate the Easter Egg. You can make the egg spotty, stripey, add patterns or write “Happy Easter”.. you decide! Having said that, this is an opportunity for the kids to explore more shapes! Maybe have a row of circles, squares and triangles… look at primary colours vs secondary colours etc. A great opportunity for shape and colour extensions (maybe buy some small shape stickers for the kids to use? e.g. US/ UK (affiliate links)). Here are some egg doodling ideas on Mrs Mactivity or try adding some Zentagles?
Glue the egg in between the flaps!
If you wish you can also make a smaller “chick” version of this chicken and place that inside of the flaps instead of the egg!
And finished! That is how quicka nd easy it is to make a triangle based 3d Chicken Paper Decoration for Easter! These make lovely 3d Easter Cards too (more great Card Making Ideas here).
Check out the rest of our fun Paper Easter Crafts here: