Kids will enjoy decorating the house with these simple Easter chicks made from painted polystyrene balls. You can find the balls and pipe cleaners at any discount variety store or craft shop.
Easter Chick Decoration
Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's
2 polystyrene balls
1 brown pipe cleaner
1 red pipe cleaner
4 blue pins
Paint the polystyrene balls all over with yellow paint.
Paint the balls
Once the paint has dried, cut the brown pipe cleaner to make two "chicken" legs for each chicken, and curl the ends around to make their "chicken feet". Insert the brown pipe cleaners into the bottom of the ball.
Make chicken legs
Shape and cut the red pipe cleaner to make a "beak", "comb" and "tail." Insert these into the balls also.
Make a beak and comb
Poke the blue pins in to make some beady chicken "eyes".
Hang the chicks around the house
Add a string to the "chicken comb" to hang the chicks around the house for some colorful Easter themed decorations.