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How to Make Easter Yarn Chicks ~ Easter Gift Ideas

Updated on March 31, 2011

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It's Springtime!

Easter is a joyful time.

Easter is a fun and exciting time for children and parents.

One of the fun and exciting things of Easter are the many simple and easy Easter crafts to make.

Most of the crafts are simple enough for children to make on their very own, however, parents find that the crafts are lots of fun for them as well.


It is a time to welcome spring. A time for reawakening the earth and the rebirth of nature.

Children love Easter and Easter baskets.

They love the chocolates, jelly beans, colored eggs, marshmallow peeps, bunnies and baby chicks.

Many love personalized Easter baskets.

For years, baby chicks have been a symbol of spring and Easter’s promise of new beginnings and life.

Kids and adults enjoy giving and receiving cute little baby chicks, colorful eggs and other Easter gift ideas.

Materials for Making Easter Yarn Chicks


Newspapers to cover work space


Colorful yarn

White glue

Red and Black Construction Paper

Pipe Cleaner






Cut two pieces of cardboard, one 1 1/2 inches by 6 inches and 3/4 inch by 3 inches.

Cut a piece of yellow yarn about 12 inches long.

Place it along the middle of the larger piece of cardboard, running the long way.

This is your tying yarn.

Wind the yarn around the cardboard the short way about 100 times, crossing the tying yarn each time.

Make a loose half knot in the tying yarn and slip the yarn off the cardboard.

Tighten the yarn and make a full knot.

Cut the yarn loops.

Trim the ends into a smooth round ball.

This is the chick's body.

Make a smaller ball for the chick's head.

Use the smaller piece of cardboard.

Make the tying yarn about 6 inches long.

Wind about 50 times.

Glue the chick's head onto its body.

Use construction paper to cut out a red beak and two little round black eyes.

They should be the same size.

Glue to the head of the chick.

Cut two-2 inch-long sections of pipe cleaner and twist each one.

Stick the pipe cleaners in the bottom front of the body for feet.

Spread the Joy

Easter is a season of giving, and what better way to spread joy than making extra chicks and Easter baskets to distribute to nursing homes, hospitals and neighbors.

Decorate your home with these colorful symbols of rebirth and new beginnings. This is a great way to celebrate and welcome spring into your home.


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    • Cheryl J. profile image

      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks Thelyricwriter for your comment. The best gifts are simple and from the heart. This is a way of sharing and caring. Thanks again for visiting my hub.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, useful, and interesting article Cheryl. This is a very useful article for anyone attempting crafts in general. These "chicks" look very cool. Great job and well structured. I also think that is big of you with the VA. Keep the big heart always. That is what counts, helping those when we can. Take care.

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      Cheryl J. 6 years ago from Houston, TX


      Thanks for the Easter blessings. You are a wonderful friend and you’re nice to remember at Easter and anytime. Happy Easter to a special friend.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Happy Easter today, Cheryl! May you be richly blessed!

    • Cheryl J. profile image

      Cheryl J. 6 years ago from Houston, TX


      Thanks for your comment regarding making Easter yarn chicks. They are really cute and affordable little gifts. Being able to see the beauty in small things can always bring a smile.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a great idea regarding making Easter yarn chicks as Easter gift ideas but the part I liked most about your hub was remembering nursing home residents and those in hospitals...especially VA hospitals. Talk about spreading some Easter joy to those who need it most! Excellent!!! Rated useful, beautiful and up.