Easter Craft: Egg Carton Chicken

Easter Craft Egg Carton Chicken

If you are looking for a super easy, super cute Easter craft than look no further than these adorably quick egg carton chickens.  Perfect for holding chocolate – or real – eggs and a lot of fun to make, below are the step-by-step instructions of how you too can make these little fellas!

What you will need

craft items

  • Empty egg carton with the lid removed
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint (optional)
  • A sheet of red and yellow felt (not too thin)
  • Feathers
  • Craft eyes

Step 1

Egg carton chicken

Cut out the chicken shapes from the egg carton, as per the image above.  You should be able to get at least four out of a normal carton.

Step 2

Egg Carton Chicken Craft

Once you have cut them out, with the hot glue gun add a set of craft eyes to each of the chickens.  I actually painted one of the chickens above white beforehand.  You can paint the chickens any base colour you like or leave them as the natural, egg carton colour.

Step 3

Felt craft pieces

Easter Craft: Chickens

Cut the following shapes out of the felt sheets.  From the yellow, a small yellow square that is folded diagonally along the centre.  From the red, a heart shape with a straight base (no point) and a small ‘chicken comb’ shape.  With the hot glue gun, stick these onto the carton chickens as per the above picture.  

HINT:  It helps to put a small dot of glue in the centre of the folded yellow square.  This will allow it to open like a beak but not completely open back up to square shape.

Step 4

Easter Craft: Egg Carton Chicken Easter Craft: Egg Carton Chicken

Glue a selection of feathers onto each side of the chicken.

Step 5

Egg Carton Chicken Easter Craft

And just like that – the egg carton little chickens are done.  These are now the perfect little egg holders!

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