Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fluffy Egg Chicks!!


Here's an easy egg craft that is great for chick lovers of all ages!
I was inspired by an old 1960's craft book...all about egg crafts for your home.
(yes, that's right...there is an entire book out there devoted to EGG crafts)!

You will need:
blown eggs
wool felt, (yellow, orange and black/brown)
wool roving, (yellow)
embroidery floss, (or yarn) in orange
wire
all purpose craft glue

To start take your wire and bend it into a chicken foot shape.  Mine looked like this...


Basically you want two front toes and one toe in the rear...don't be shy with the size, as it has to support the weight of the chick.  Ours were about 2-3 inches in size. 


Now cover your wire with glue and start wrapping around some orange embroidery floss or yarn.  You don't have to go all the way down to the end of the toe...it's really up to you!


Cover your egg with glue, (a side at a time), and cover with fluffy roving.  I pulled my roving apart to make it super fluffy.  Now this is where you will look at your "chick" and go..."oh goodness...what a disaster"...trust me, it will work out!


Take your egg and wrap your hands around it, pressing the roving to the egg...see...it's not so bad now!


Now cut out some wings, eyes and a beak with your wool felt.
Glue them on.

Glue on your feet...the wire will fit through the little hole you make at the bottom end of the egg when you blew it out.  Now, it may be a bit wobbly...do not fear, prop it up between 2 objects until the glue dries...then you can take it, and bend the toes and make it stand up!


Oh my...super cute if I do say so myself.
Ruby and I now have a little family of chicks in the house...there will be more made tomorrow...windowsills will be graced with fluffy chick goodness!
How "EGG"cellent!
(heehee)

xo maureen



8 comments:

  1. Egg-cellent indeed! Very nicely done.

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  2. It IS eggcellent! Cute idea.

    Kelly @ Creating a Family Home

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  3. That's eggs-actly the happy sort of springtime craft that I love ;-) Seriously, they're adorable!

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  4. oh, super cute....
    and we received your package-- LOVEEEEEEEEEEE everything:) look for yours soon, friend:) xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxooxxooxoxooooxoxoxoxoxoxoox

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