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Easter Craft: Beady Babies

Beady Babies

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

These baby chicks are so easy to make, you can have an entire clutch ready in time for Easter.


  • 2 round wooden beads (we used one 16-millimeter and one 25-millimeter bead) with holes large enough for a doubled Pipe cleaner to fit through
  • 6-inch pipe cleaners
  • Acrylic paint
  • Craft feather
  • Fine-point marker


  1. First, paint the beads with acrylic paint. When they have dried, bend a 6-inch pipe cleaner in half, sandwiching the end of a tiny craft feather in the fold.
  2. Thread the smaller bead onto the opposite end of the pipe cleaner and slide the bead up to hide the bottom of the feather.
  3. Thread the larger bead onto the pipe cleaner, then bend the ends of the pipe cleaner into feet.
  4. Finally, use a fine-point marker to give your little chick eyes and a tiny beak.