Plastic Easter Egg Chicks in a Shredded Paper Nest Craft for Kids

Spring chicks craft: Paper nest

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:

, , , , Glue, Brown Paper Shreds, Plastic Eggs

We have a TON of plastic Easter eggs left over from last year. I’ve been wanting to make another Spring chick craft, so I thought, “Why not use the plastic eggs and make some cute chicks?”

I had some recycled Easter paper grass and thought it would be PERFECT for the chicks nest!!

Why not use the plastic eggs and make some cute chicks?

My 5 year old and I worked on this project together. He was excited to make his little chicks. My parents have chickens at their home and he LOVES to help feed and pick eggs when we visit!

Getting Started

We went through my crafting supplies and picked out everything we needed for this craft. Since I ALREADY had the eggs and recycled paper shreds on hand, it was easy to begin. YAY!

Plastic Easter Egg Chicks in a Shredded Paper Nest Craft for Kids: Getting Started

Step 1 – Paint Your Nest

I had my son paint the paper bowl with brown craft paint. We then went over the bowl TWICE (covering the inside and outside of the bowl).

Plastic Easter Egg Chicks in a Shredded Paper Nest Craft for Kids: Paint Your Bowl

Quick Tip: Let the bowl dry for 30 minutes BEFORE adding your 2nd coat of brown paint.

Step 2 – Add Paper Shreds to Nest

Once the paint dried, we added glue ALL over the bowl and filled it in with our recycled paper grass. Let dry for 1 hour.

Plastic Easter Egg Chicks in a Shredded Paper Nest Craft for Kids: Add Your Paper Shreds

Step 3 – Create Your Plastic Egg Chicks

I used TWO plastic eggs and broke each one in half. Then, I had my son glue on googly eyes and draw the chicks’ beaks and little feet with a Sharpie.

Voila, in just about a minute we had some cute lil’ chicks. Super easy to make right?!

Plastic Easter Egg Chicks in a Shredded Paper Nest Craft for Kids: Adding Your Eyes
Plastic Easter Egg Chicks in a Shredded Paper Nest Craft for Kids: Draw on your beak
Plastic Easter Egg Chicks in a Shredded Paper Nest Craft for Kids: Add your feet
Plastic Easter Egg Chicks in a Shredded Paper Nest Craft for Kids

Side Note: Looking for another kids craft for Spring? Why not try this fun sidewalk chalk paint art? It’s kinda’ messy, but SUPER fun!

Step 4 – Finishing Touches

Once our nest was DRY (which seemed to take forever) we sat our baby chicks inside! We didn’t glue them down, I just let my son put them wherever HE wanted.

Plastic Easter Egg Chicks for Spring
Easter Chick Craft
Working on Spring Chick crafts with my son!
Spring Crafts: Cute Chicks Made Out of Plastic Easter Eggs

We really had a good time making these together :) Our plastic egg chicks turned out VERY cute and made for some special memories.

So…we got our first Spring craft done, I can’t wait to work on MORE with my little bears!

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