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Easy Easter Cards for Preschoolers: Chick in Egg Card

Updated on April 13, 2014

Here's a cute and easy Easter card you can make with your preschoolers! This "chick in egg" Easter card makes a lovely keepsake for your children to give to family and friends.

All you need is some card, scissors, glue, colouring pens and basic crafting bits to decorate. Follow this Little Crafty Kids step-by-step tutorial to find out how you and your kids can create a cute egg that opens up to reveal the chick inside!

This card can be as quick and simple as you want it to be, making it great for creating multiple cards to send out - or you can go to town with the colouring and decorating... the choice is yours!

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Time required: 30 mins

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $ Low

Materials:

  • White card
  • Yellow card
  • Googley eyes
  • Orange pipe cleaner
  • Colouring pens, pencils or crayons
  • Coloured brads (split pin paper fasteners)
  • Embellishments such as sequins, glitter, stickers, feathers (optional)

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Pencil
  • Sharp scissors or bodkin for making holes in paper

Instructions:

1. First, draw a large egg in pencil on a piece of A4 card. Use something egg shaped to draw around if your freehand is a bit wobbly! I used a card I had previously made to draw around - if you are making more than one, this speeds the process up!

2. Next, draw a zigzag across the egg to make the crack. Make sure you don't make the crack on the edge too thin as you will need to secure it with a brad later

3. Cut out your egg, and then cut in half along the zigzag. This provides a great opportunity for your preschooler to brush up on their cutting skills!

4. Your egg is now ready to colour or decorate

5. Overlap them slightly and make sure you have them the right way around so that they match, before you start decorating! Trim away any of the back half that sticks out, so that you have a smooth egg shape

6. On a piece of yellow A4 yellow card, draw two chick shapes. You only need to worry about the head and shoulders looking "chick-like" as the rest will be hidden behind the egg

7. Cut it out, and make sure it is the right size by placing the assembled egg over the top (with overlap) to make sure the chick fits inside and won't poke over the top!

8. Decorate your egg! You can leave it plain like a real egg, or turn it into an Easter egg. My daughter coloured spots onto this one, but you could colour the whole thing, make it patterned or spotty or stripey, paint it, use stickers (different-sized coloured spots look great) or sequins or sparkles and glitter... use your imagination to come up with some great designs!

9. Stick the bottom half of the egg onto the chick. Make sure it is in the right position by placing the top half over it before you stick, to make sure it isn't sitting too high

10. Cut a small piece of orange pipe cleaner to make a beak

11. Add to the chick along with two googley eyes (alternatively you can use felt tips, foam shapes or stickers to make the face)

12. Add any other details that you want. Here we just drew in his wings with crayon. You could stick on feathers or make him glittery if you want

13. Position the top half of the egg over the chick, so that the crack is overlapping slightly

14. Make a hole on the left hand side of the egg using scissors or a paper hole maker/bodkin, pushing through both halves

15. Secure the egg with a coloured brad or split pin

16. And voila! An egg surprise!

17. You can write a message on the back of the egg to turn it into a lovely Easter card

18. Let your child be as creative as they like - even if, like my daughter, they decide to stick some Halloween-ey theme sequins on the egg!!

19. This photo shows an alternative version, where the chick has been drawn and coloured, and the egg is left plain to look like a real egg. Equally as effective looking!

Fancy making one of these cute chick in egg cards? Share your thoughts and feedback here.

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    • Missmerfaery444 profile imageAUTHOR

      Missmerfaery444 

      4 years ago

      @evelynsaenz1: Great idea! I think my daughter would love making an alligator one! :)

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      Shelly Sellers 

      4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      These chick Easter cards are adorable!

    • evelynsaenz1 profile image

      Evelyn Saenz 

      4 years ago from Royalton

      Making cracked eggs is such a fun project. You can also make cracked eggs with other oviparous animals (egg layers) such as alligators, fish, or frogs.

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day!

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      MarcellaCarlton 

      4 years ago

      Really like this idea. A fun project for everyone. Thank you for sharing.

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      med0332 

      4 years ago

      great..

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      GrammieOlivia 

      4 years ago

      This is a really cute little craft for young ones. Great for lots of different motor skill development! I like it!

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      JessicaLewism 

      4 years ago

      very nice

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      What a fun idea! I will pin it to use next year when the grandkids come to play close to Easter.

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      Robert Connor 

      4 years ago from Michigan

      Great tutorial my girls will love making!

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      Spirality 

      4 years ago

      Too cute!

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      Ibidii 

      4 years ago

      How cute! congratulations on Lens of the Day! I love your fairy on your FB cover page!

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      Laura Hofman 

      4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Darling idea! Thanks for the easy to follow tips. Cute and fun to make!

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      Eileen 

      4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Love the step-by-step tutorial - a cute card little ones would love to make !

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      ChocolateLily 

      4 years ago

      Cute idea! Congrats on LOTD!

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      Very creative. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      Congrats on LOTD. Very clever craft idea.

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      Love the creativity. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      PennyHowe 

      4 years ago

      Cute idea and I am sure the kid would love making it. Will store it for next year. Thanks and Happy Easter!

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      Scindhia 

      4 years ago from Chennai

      Great art lens!

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      This is a wonderful craft tutorial. Certainly deserving of Lotd. Congratulations.

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      inkedwriter lm 

      4 years ago

      Looks great...congrats on getting Lens of the Day...well deserved.

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Really cute and a nice card for the little ones! Well done on LOTD.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Nice art lesson for preschoolers!

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      katiesnow 

      4 years ago

      very cute pinning!

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day, and Happy Easter! This is adorable! Such a cute idea that I bet kids love too. What a great How-to!

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      Delia 

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Great Easter project for kids...thanks for sharing!

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      Faye Rutledge 

      4 years ago from Concord VA

      This is so cute...and easy to do! Thanks for the tutorial. And, Congratulations on LotD! Happy Easter!

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      TerriCarr 

      4 years ago

      Wonderful project for a small child. I like that they get to practice cutting. I'll bet this completely absorbs your little girl's attention for a while.

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      Tracy Arizmendi 

      4 years ago from Northern Virginia

      Congrats on LOTD!! Great idea for a fun kids Easter craft.

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Very clever card for a child to make. I can tell the 'decorating' part would be the most fun for them and most enjoyable to the recipient. Happy Easter.

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      Ruthi 

      4 years ago

      I love these Easter chick cards!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      Truly fabulous Easter craft and cards! I have no doubt these cards will be treasured keepsakes to the recipients.

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