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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 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. 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

paper plate chick craft image collage with the words paper plate chick

Supplies

  • Paper Plates
  • Yellow paint
  • Yellow card stock (optional)
  • Orange card stock
  • White card stock
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Double-sided tape (optional)

Directions

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.

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

Keep the Easter fun going by creating a mini Easter series of activities. Below are some great ideas to get you started!

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

Crafting is another activity we can’t get enough of! They’re not only fun for kids to do, but they also help kids 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 is a fun activity that will keep your kids busy and exercise their creativity. It’s a project that they’ll be proud of afterward too!

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

hatching chick craft

Need a simple learning activity? Try out these Easter worksheets! They’re free and can help kids with fine motor practice, letter recognition, and more.

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

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!

Materials

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

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  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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Dena Davis Seal

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Cute! Thanks

Sam

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

You're welcome! Thank you for stopping by!

Nancy

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

This craft does not have a template linked.

Sam

Monday 4th of April 2022

If you enter your email in the form at the end of the post, just above the comments, the link will be sent to you :)

Jesse Conigliaro

Monday 28th of March 2022

So cute!

Sam

Monday 28th of March 2022

Thanks!

Dian

Sunday 13th of March 2022

Hello.. what size paper plate do you use? Thank you

Sam

Monday 14th of March 2022

I just grab the standard ones from the store by me, but they measure 9" in diameter.

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!

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