Don’t be so quick to toss those egg cartons into the recycling bin folks! This quick and easy Easter craft makes for the cutest chicky beak Easter egg cups you ever did see!
If you’re growing weary of being asked just how many more sleeps it is until the Easter Bunny comes and visits (and more importantly, delivers) to your home, distraction techniques are needed. We get it. Kids have ZERO concept of time.
Perfect for staving off the Easter excitement just a little longer is this fabulous (and super easy) kids’ Easter craft idea from Sunny Queen Australia using the humble every-day egg carton. There’s nothing particularly fancy needed, just household items and a touch of patience!
Watch as the egg carton hatches into a fabulous chick!
Easter Craft For Kids: Egg Carton Chicky Beaks
- Sunny Queen Free Range yellow egg cartons
- Black marker
- Orange and yellow coloured paper or card, or colour your own
What to do
STEP 1. Cut the ends off the carton base.
STEP 2. Cut these in half so you have two identical cups.
STEP 3. Cut the longer sections so they are level with the rest of the cup.
STEP 4. Place one on top of the other, aligning the gaps. Place some tape in the section to fill in any gaps, both inside and outside.
STEP 5. Cut the shapes for the wings (x2); beak (x2); and feet (x2). Allow enough length on the shapes for gluing or fold an edge/flap. Cut an extra strip of paper.
STEP 6. Glue wings, beak and feet in place. Draw on the eyes. Line inside the cup with a strip of paper to close any gaps, then chock it full of mini Easter treats!
Isn’t it the most glorious Easter chick you’ve ever seen?! A quick and easy Easter craft for kids to help with and if you’re feeling particularly brave, you could even add paint or glitter. So special!
Check out our other Easter posts for plenty of other craft, food and even beautiful gift ideas.