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Paper Plate Chick Craft [Free Template]

If you’re looking for a cute spring craft idea, this paper plate chick craft is perfect!

This little hatching chick can be used for lots of different occasions. It’s perfect as an easy Easter craft for kids, spring, or even farm animal unit studies.

We’ve included a free printable template for this chick so you can make it without any problems. Make it at home or in the classroom!

Because there aren’t a ton of pieces, this craft is great for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Read our directions or watch our quick video to see how to make it with your kids or students!

Hatching Chick Craft

Collage of paper plate chick craft images with the words “hatching chick craft” in the middle



Download the chick craft template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hands holding chick craft template

Paint two paper plates the yellow color and let dry completely. One paper plate will be for the chick’s body, the other will be to cut out the chick’s wings. You could also just paint one paper plate and use yellow card stock for the wings instead.

Glue the two eyes near the middle of the paper plate.

Hands gluing eyes on yellow paper plate

Place the orange beak just below the eyes and glue in place.

Hands gluing beak on yellow paper plate

Take the lower egg piece and attach it to the front of the paper plate. We used double-sided tape because it sticks to the painted plate easier than the glue stick.

Take the upper egg piece and tape it to the top of the chick.

If you painted two paper plates, trace the chick’s wings onto the second plate and cut out the pieces. If you’re using yellow card stock, grab those pieces. Glue one wing on each side.

Hands gluing wings to paper plate chick

That’s it! Isn’t this chick so cute?

How Can I Make This Craft Simpler?

If you want to make this chick with really young kids like toddlers, we have a few suggestions to make it easier.

First, you can use yellow colored plates. If you do this, then you won’t have to worry about painting, messes and waiting for dry time.

hatching chick craft
two paper plate chicks

Second, you can skip the shell pieces. This will save you time on cutting and you won’t need to have double-sided tape.

Finally, we suggest having all the pieces cut out ahead of time. This way, the kids won’t have to wait around for you or another adult to cut out the template parts.

Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of this page to download your free chick template!

More Easter Activities For Kids

If you want some more easy Easter ideas for kids to do this spring season, check out all of our other ideas below!

Books are one of the best ways to introduce a theme or holiday to children. There are so many great Easter books for kids, but these are some of our favorites. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your child’s collection!

Happy Easter Mouse – Everyone knows Mouse from the classic If You Give A Mouse A Cookie book, but now he’s back and ready to celebrate Easter! Kids will love watching him as he goes on an Easter egg hunt!

Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure – Join Pete as he races to help the Easter bunny just in time for Easter! This is another new classic kids rate as a must-have!

It’s Not Easy Being A Bunny – Follow PJ the bunny as he tries to discover what kind of animal he’d rather be instead of a bunny! It’s a silly story with a great lesson.

paper plate chick craft

If sensory play is one of your kid’s favorite try out this Easter sensory bin. It’s great for kids who love exploratory play and who are working on color matching. This Easter play dough kit is another fun option!

hatching chick craft

Paper Plate Chick Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute paper plate chick craft for Easter or fam animal units!


  • Paper Plates
  • Yellow paint (we used this one)
  • Yellow card stock (optional)
  • Orange card stock
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Double-sided tape (optional)


  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush


  1. Download the free printable template, print and cut out.
  2. Paint two paper plate a bright yellow. Let dry completely.
  3. Glue the two eyes in the middle of the paper plate.
  4. Glue the orange beak just below the eyes.
  5. Use double-sided tape to glue the top and bottom egg shell to the paper plate
  6. Trace the chick's wing template onto the second paper plate and cut out.
  7. Glue the wings on both sides of the paper plate.

Did you make this craft?

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Chick Template

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Aimee Brooker

Monday 5th of April 2021

These are adorable!!!! My kindergarteners will love this craft as we are hatching chicks in our classroom! :)

Sam T

Monday 5th of April 2021

Thanks, Aimee!

Melanie Lerch

Thursday 25th of March 2021

Can't wait to try this

Sam T

Thursday 25th of March 2021

Yay! So glad!

cathy mcmillian

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

This craft looks amazing I think my residents will enjoy doing it. I love the step by step instructions. I would love to get more craft ideas sent to my email please if possible. I do activities with residents in my nursing center every month.

Thank You, Cathy McMillian

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Of course! If you enter your email in any of the forms, you'll be added to the weekly email :)


Monday 22nd of March 2021

Very cute cradt

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021


Patricia Arnachellum

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

You 've got marvelous ideas... Thanks for sharing them.

Sam T

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

You're so welcome!

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