Make the cutest Pom Pom Chicks in Egg Carton Nest this Easter. They are the perfect way to keep kids busy and make great gifts or a simple way to decorate your home for Easter. Looking for a chocolate alternative gift for the kids? Then these pom pom chicks could be just the thing!
Pom Pom Chicks in Egg Carton Nest
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This is a cute and cheerful Easter craft that is perfect for tweens, teens, and younger kids with a little help. They are very simple to make but will keep you busy for quite some time.
Like many of our crafts, this is easy to adapt to suit what you happen to have at home. We painted our egg carton nests with paint pens but other paint or Sharpies would work just as well. No pom pom maker is needed here as we have a handy template to use to make the chick pom pom body.
For the Pom Pom
- Cardboard (a breakfast cereal box is perfect)
- Pom pom maker printable (below)
For the Nest + Details
- Egg carton
- Paint pens or similar
- Foam stickers or similar
- Orange paper
- Googly eyes
- Craft glue
Let’s Get Creative
Make the Pom Pom
Start by making your pom pom. To do this print out the Pom Pom Maker printable and cut out the circle. You need to cut around both lines so it looks a bit like a donut. Place the template onto cardboard and trace around the outer and inner circle and then repeate so you have x2 donuts drawn on the cardboard. Cut these out. You should now have two donut rings that are exactly the same size.
Cut a long length of yarn. To make the pom pom quicker cut a few lenghts of yarn (all the same length) and hold the ends together. Place the two cardboard donut rings together and wrap the yarn around the donut ring. Continue wrapping until there is no more yarn. Carefully cut more yarn and continue to wrap it around the donut ring. Continue this process until you have a few layers of yarn and the inner circle has gotten smaller.
Now for the tricky part, it could be a good idea to get an adult to help with this stage. You will need a short length of yarn (roughly 20cm) which will be used to tie the pom pom together. Cut the yarn between the two pieces of cardboard. This is best done slowly and with sharp scissors. Take your time to make sure you are cutting between the cardboard pieces. You only want to cut the outer edge of the yarn! Once you have cut around the entire circle take the short length of yarn and put it between the two cardboard donut rings. Tie a knot and pull it tightly together, tie another knot to make it secure. Carefully remove the cardboard donut rings. If needed give your pom pom a haircut so it is a nice fluffy ball shape.
Make The Chick and Basket
All your pom pom needs now is to be transformed into a cute chick! To do this cut out a beak from the orange paper. The easiest way to do this is to fold a small piece of orange paper in half and to cut out a triange shape with the edge being along the fold. Use a little glue and stick the paper beak in place. Next add the googly eyes by gluing them in place above the beak.
Cut one of the segments from an egg carton, this will be the nest. Have fun decorating the nest with paint and stickers. Once dry place the pom pom chick into the egg carton nest.
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