With Easter fast approaching, I thought it only fitting to give you guys some totally adorable DIY gift idea’s for the little one’s in your life. All of these crafts are easy, inexpensive, and sure to put a smile on a toddlers faces!
Chick Finger Puppets!
What you’ll need:
Baby socks (usually super cheap, and if you have kids, you probably have them laying around)
Black beads, googly eyes, buttons, or embroidery floss/needle (for eyes)
Feather’s, boa tufts, anything else fluffy you’d like to put on the head, or nothing at all
Orange pipe cleaners
Fabric glue or hot glue gun
Take the baby sock and add some eyes. You can glue on some googly eyes, buttons, or beads (or you can sew the buttons or beads on), or embroider some eyes.
Next, take your orange felt and cut out a little diamond shaped piece. Fold it in half and glue/sew it onto the area where you’d like to put the chicks mouth.
Fashion the chicks feet out of pipe cleaners and attach them to the inside of the sock with glue
Last, but not least, add the fuzz to the top of your chicks head with glue. You can add feathers, yarn, or pretty much anything else fuzzy that you’d like, you can skip the fuzz all together and add a bow if you’d like, or just leave him/her plain too!
Now you’ve got an adorable chick finger puppet any kid will love…I mean, I think they’re awesome and I’m not even a kid.
Egg Shaped Sidewalk Chalk!
This is a colorful, fun, pretty easy way to please the creative kiddo’s in your life! I mean, what kid doesn’t LOVE sidewalk chalk? Plus, this is something you can do with them if you don’t mind them getting messy.
What you’ll need:
Plaster of paris (you can get this at pretty much ant craft store in existence…and probably at home improvement stores as well)
Tempera paint (again, easily found in craft stores)
Plastic Easter eggs (I suggest large ones)
Plastic spoons and/or tongue depressors
Take the petroleum jelly and give a liberal coating to the inside of your plastic eggs
Place the egg halves in the egg carton
In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the plaster with 1/4 cup of water (make sure you’ve mixed it well)
Scoop some of the mixture out into the disposable cups
Mix in the tempera paint until you’ve got your desired color (put each different color in a different cup)
Pour the mixture in each half of the egg (the one’s pictured use two different colors, as did the ones we made)
Let the mixture set for about 5 minutes and put the egg halves together
Once they’re together, hold them firmly and give them a good shake and tap on a hard surface
Let them set over-night
The next morning, take a knife to assist in getting the halves apart and you’re done!
You can put the chalk back into the eggs as a special addition to an Easter egg hunt or basket, or you can leave them out for immediate use.
***If you have a son, you could also make solid colored tan, white, or gray ones for a dino party too!
Washcloth Bunny and Chick!
These little guys are an adorably cheep (get it..corny, right?) way to add some handmade love to a little one’s Easter basket!
What you’ll need:
Washcloths (I like to use baby washcloths)
Googly eyes (Or buttons, beads, or embroidery floss/needle)
Orange felt (for the chicks feet and beak)
Directions for bunny:
Start by folding your washcloth in half to form a triangle
Next, roll it from the small point at the top of the triangle to the long side on the bottom to form a tube
Fold the rolled cloth in half
Fold it in half again and then fold the loose ends (which will become the ears) back toward the previously folded part
Place a rubber band about 2 inches from the fold and cover it by tying a ribbon around it
Add the nose, and eyes by gluing on pom pom’s, googly eyes, buttons, or beads, or embroider them on using a needle and embroidery thread (I prefer to use the thread because it’s safer for small children) and you’re done!
Directions for chick:
Take your washcloth and fold it in half diagonally
Roll the triangle into a tube using the same method as the bunny
Fold it in half
Fold the tube again so that it makes the shape of an M
Tie a rubber band about 2/3’s of the way up (around the top 2 peaks of the M) and make sure the M is now closed
Cover with ribbon
Finally, add the eyes, mouth, and feet of the chick using wither glue or a needle and thread (again, I prefer to sew them), and now you’ve got an adorable little chick!
All of these DIY’s are relatively easy and inexpensive, not to mention pretty fun to make. If you’ve got older kids, they can help with these as well, which is always a good time!
Hope you enjoy them!