A couple of weeks ago I started to think about Easter keepsakes for Ralph’s Grandparents and his Daddy. Ralph is super lucky to have 2 sets of Grandparents as well as a great Grandmother but this meant we needed to make something, which was simple and easy but still had maximum cuteness.
I decided to stick with a homemade card idea but instead make it into an Easter chick with Ralph’s little feet as the wings. You can use hands prints but Ralph isn’t too keen on opening his hands yet. As Ralph was only 11 weeks old at the time it was obviously very mummy led but this activity is also super for older children too.
All you will need is:
- 3 paint brushes – One for each colour.
- Yellow paint – For the body and feet/hand prints
- Orange paint – For the beak
- Black/purple paint – For the Eyes and any other facial details you want to add
- 2 pieces of A4 card – One for the prints and one for the body. If your only making one chick you can use 1 piece of card
- Optional: Cotton wool (I found it easier than using a paint brush for little feet)
- Dab the cotton wool in the yellow paint and then dab onto your baby’s foot. I found it’s easier to bring the card to your baby and press down with the palm of your hand. If you have older children they will probably enjoy painting their own foot and stepping on the card. Repeat this as many times as you need (each chick needs 2 wings. If you want any extra fluffy looking chick you can use 4 wings and overlap 2 at either side) Leave to dry.
2.Paint a yellow circle on to the other piece of card and leave to dry. You can make this as big or as small as you like, depending on how big of a chick you want.
3. Paint 2 small rectangles and them cut out to look like little chicken feet. See picture below for example.
4.Once the body and the prints are dry cut around them both. You should have a pile of prints and a pile of bodies.
5.Stick the prints to the bodies.
6.Paint on the facial features. Be as creative as you like
7.Once dry write a cute Easter Message on the back
What have you been making this Easter? Feel free to post your Easter creations in the comments below.