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Cute Paper Plate Chick Craft [Free Template]

If your kids want 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 chick craft idea for spring or even for farm animal unit studies.

We’ve included a free printable template for this chick so you can make it without any problems. Your kids can make it at home or in the classroom! Because there aren’t many 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!

Easter Chick Craft

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Here’s a tip: if you don’t want to use yellow paint for the wings, no worries! Simply grab some yellow cardstock instead and skip painting the second paper plate. It’s easy and fun to make, perfect for an afternoon with the kids.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s grab those supplies and get ready to make some adorable paper plate chicks that will chirp right into the cuteness zone of your crafting collection!



Alright, let’s get this chick-hatching! First things first, we need the chick template. Download it, print it out, then help your kiddos cut out the pieces. This is where our chick starts to take shape!

Template of Paper Plate Chick Craft

Now, let’s give our chick some sunny vibes! Take two paper plates and paint them a cheerful yellow. Make sure to cover every corner of the plate. Let’s wait patiently as they dry completely; we want our chick to be bright and beautiful. Remember, one plate is for the body, and the other is for those wings.

Or, if you prefer, paint just one plate and use some vibrant yellow card stock for the wings.

Once the plates are dry, it’s time to bring our chick to life. Glue the two eyes near the center of the body plate. These eyes will give our chick its charming expression.

Gluing the googly eyes chick craft

Next, let’s add the orange beak. Place it just below the eyes and glue it securely in place. Our chick is starting to look really cute now!

Attaching the beak of chick craft

Grab the lower egg piece and attach it to the front of our chick. Double-sided tape works great here because it sticks so well to the painted plate. No mess, no fuss!

Now, for the upper egg piece. Let’s tape it to the top of the chick’s head. It’s all coming together now!

Adding the chick wings craft

If you’ve got two painted plates, let’s trace those wing shapes onto the second plate and cut them out. If you’re using card stock, just grab those pre-cut pieces. Then, glue a wing on each side of our chick.

Attaching the chick wings craft

And there you have it! Isn’t our chick just the cutest? Why not continue the fun and explore our paper plate crafts for more creative adventures?

two paper plate chicks

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 plates. This way, you won’t have to worry about painting, messes, or waiting for dry time. Second, you can skip the shell pieces. This will save you time when cutting and eliminate the need for double-sided tape.

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

More Easter Activities For Kids

Looking for some excellent Easter fun for the kids? We’ve got a basketful of ideas to keep them entertained and learning all spring break long.

So, hop on over and discover our favorite Easter-themed books, crafts to keep the little ones busy, and educational printables – all perfect for keeping your little bunnies entertained.

More Easter Activities For Kids

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! They’re great for helping your child develop a larger vocabulary, focus, and more!

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

Easter Crafts With Paper

Crafting is another activity we can’t get enough of! They’re fun for kids to do and help them practice fine motor skills, following directions, creativity, and more! Add in some more Easter crafts below.

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Bunny Craft: This fun recycled Easter craft is perfect for kids. They’ll love making these adorable toilet paper roll bunnies!

Paper Easter Egg Craft For Kids: This simple activity will keep your kids busy and exercise their creativity. It’s a project that they’ll be proud of afterward, too!

Collage of Easter Crafts With Paper

Easter Sheep Craft: This sheep paper craft is a great activity for kids. It’s easy and perfect if you want to keep them busy on this holiday! This craft can be done by preschoolers, kindergarteners, and early elementary school students.

Handprint Bunny Craft: This adorable idea lets your little one turn their hand into a fuzzy friend with some simple cutting and sticking. It’s a delightful, low-mess activity perfect for kids who love getting creative without messing their hands!

hatching chick craft

Easter Free Printables

In search of a fun yet educational activity for your little ones? Try out these festive Easter worksheets! Not only are they free, but they’re perfect for boosting fine motor skills, fostering letter recognition, and much more.

These Easter bunny dot-to-dot printables will help kids practice counting and fine motor skills. With easy-to-follow circles, they’ll be too busy coloring in the pictures to notice that you’re sneaking some learning into their playtime!

Colage of Easter Free Printables

Ready to unleash the cuteness overload? Let’s get those scissors snipping! Our chick cutting worksheets are the cutest. Your little ones will have a blast cutting along those dotted lines, counting, and matching!

We’re turning playtime up a notch with Easter play dough mats. These are a hands-on hit for exploring new shapes, exploring colors, and practicing fine motor skills. Scoop up these printables and watch the kids hop into a world of creativity and learning.

one paper plate chick with wings

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More Easter Ideas For Kids

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.

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Monday 25th of March 2024

Template please


Tuesday 26th of March 2024

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Tuesday 5th of March 2024

Would like the template please. Thanks


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Tuesday 4th of April 2023

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Monday 3rd of April 2023

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Tuesday 28th of March 2023

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