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Craft: Egg Carton Chicks

Craft: Egg Carton Chicks

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

When it comes to guarding a stash of candy eggs or jelly beans, these cardboard chicks are made for the job.


  • Empty egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Watercolor brush
  • Yellow tempera paint


  1. To make each chick, use the scissors to cut a single egg cup from the egg carton for a body. Trim along the top edge, keeping the sides of the cup as tall as possible.
  2. With a colored marker, outline a chick's head and neck on the underside of the carton top. (Use the molded portion of cardboard that separates the eggs.) Cut out the head and glue the base of the neck to the inside of the body.
  3. For the chick's wings, cut a second egg cup from the carton, this time trimming the sides about 1/2 inch from the bottom. Then, cut the cup into halves. Holding the half cups with the bottoms up, fit them onto the sides of the chick's body and glue them into position.
  4. Once the glue dries, brush on a coat of the yellow tempera paint. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly. Next, use colored markers to tint the beak orange and draw on eyes.
  5. Finally, cut a pair of feet from carton scraps and color them orange. Glue the feet onto the bottom of the body, and the chick is ready to fill with Easter candy.