Peek-a-Boo Hatching Chicks

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Submitted by: Kathryn Fournie

A simple, yet fun craft to celebrate the coming of spring!

Goals:

  • To celebrate spring through creative arts
  • To develop fine motor skills
  • To encourage creativity

Before You Start:
You will need cardstock in an assortment of bright colors, crayons, scissors, metallic markers, Liquid Watercolor™ paint, paint brushes, tape, brads, a hole punch, wiggly eyes and chick cut outs made by the children.

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Have the children each draw a chick on yellow construction paper, then help them cut out their chick shapes. (Give them a general guideline by showing them a chick cut out that you have made beforehand, but allow them to be creative with their chick creations.)

Step 2.
Have each child draw a large oval shape on a piece of cardstock (big enough to cover the size of your chick cut outs), then ask them to decorate inside of their ovals with lines, swirls, dots (or with whatever patterns they would like) with markers. Then, paint on top of the colored area.

Step 3.
When the watercolor dries, have the children cut out their oval shapes, then cut the shapes in half across the middle.

Step 4.
Take the two egg pieces and punch a hole in the corner. Then, help the kids insert a brad through the hole (or do this yourself), and tape the chicks to the unpainted side of the egg.

Step 5.
Finally, have each child glue wiggly eyes onto their chicks. Now the egg can open and close, and each chick can hatch out of its shell!

Furthermore:
These make for a great springtime display for your center!

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