Saturday, 24 March 2012

Chirp chirp!

How can you not find these little chicks completely adorable??

As you know, each Wednesday I run a toddler art and craft club and this week we made little Easter gifts and cards including using these cute little chicks (that I remember from my childhood) to prepare some Easter birds nests.

This chick was my favourite because he had a wonky eye which made him even more lovable. 
I only needed 20 or so of these chicks but couldn't resist buying a box of them.  There was something about seeing them lined up in a military parade style that I found fascinating - as if they were preparing for an invasion or chick sponsored coup somewhere.
Freddy's fingers got a real workout trying to remove each one from the box.  Those little chicks did not want to be moved from their formation.
It was such a great activity for the very young because it was easy enough for them all to put their nests together completely unaided (which is extremely satisfying for a toddler).  It was wonderful to see the different variations in final product - some went minimalist with a chick in the nest, some tried to put as many chicks in the nest as possible and others just left the chicks out completely and filled the nest with shredded paper.
As for little 'wonky eye', he ended up with a friend in a nest but somehow lost his beak during the transfer.
 All of my supplies came from Baker Ross.

7 comments:

  1. Can't believe it! I've just bought a hundred of these little chicks. Like you I couldn't resist them - and they bring back such lovely childhood memories.

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    1. haha! I'm now trying to think of lots of other things to do with them so let me know if you have any good ideas!

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  2. These are so adorable! Thank you for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  3. Oooh we playe with some of these chicks this week and it made the kids soooo happy. Aren't they adorable?

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

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  4. Your chicks look adorable in their little nests. Those little fuzzy chicks are popular in my house too and we have done a couple of projects with them.

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    1. Thanks Ali,
      We are now at the stage of finding chick body parts all over the house but it's been fun.

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