Spring baby chick

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“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”  —Proverb

After the horribly long winter many of us across the USA have had to endure, I wanted to make a fun centerpiece that wasn’t necessarily just for Easter, but would herald in spring in general. Baby chicks are the epitome of spring cuteness, don’t you think? This one is quick and easy to make.

smoothfoam-spring-chickSupplies:

12″ Smoothfoam half-ball
8″ Smoothfoam half-ball
Fiskars Round-n-Round Large Squeeze Punch
Aleene’s All-Purpose Turbo Tacky Glue pen
Scrapbook papers – yellow and orange tones
4 toothpicks
Darning needl3, ice pick or awl
Sequin pins
Black buttons
2 straight pins with white heads

1.  Punch circles out of the paper. You will need 6 sheets of 12″x12″ paper.

2.  Glue the circles onto the 12″ Smoothfoam half-ball, allowing the circles to overlap like feathers.

pilot hole

3.  Flip over the the 8″ half-ball and make 4 pilot holes with the needle along the edge, then push a toothpick part way into each hole. Add some glue around the edges.

4.  Turn it back over and press it down on to the larger half-ball at a slight angle, pushing the toothpicks down inside until secure. Wipe away any excess glue.

5.  Glue the rest of the circles onto the head in the same overlapping pattern, covering the gap between the head and the body.

6.  Pin the buttons in place for eyes. fold a bright scrap of orange paper in half and cut to form a beak. Pin it in place with sequin pins.

 

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