Easy Easter chick cards…

Easy Easter chick cardsToday it was back to full-time Mummy duties, having finished work for the next week and a half (yay!) and I was itching to do some crafty activities with Little Miss. My Pinterest boards have been brimming with ideas for weeks but I just haven’t got round to putting any of them into action. But with it being Easter weekend and visits to and from grandparents on the agenda I thought it would be nice to make some cute cards for them. I must admit that making cards is something I enjoyed doing before Little Miss arrived so it’s so nice to be able to do it together now.

Since Little Miss loves hand painting I decided to use this to my advantage and base the design on that. So the first step was to get the yellow paint out (and restrict her access to any other colour until this part of the process was done!) and get our hands in it. Being a typical toddler, today was the one day when I actually had to coax her to put her fingers in at first – usually she’d be straight in there whether I liked it or not! But we got there in the end. Once the hand prints were done I quickly whipped them out of the way to dry while Little Miss carried on playing with the paint.

Then later on we decorated them, sticking on the googly eyes, coloured foam beaks and cutting out feet shapes – obviously Mummy did this bit despite Little Miss being desperate to give the scissors a go! Then came Little Miss’s favorite part, adding various spring-themed stickers from Mummy’s craft box. It was an effort to drag her away and avoid sticker overkill!

Crafty bits

The eyes and foam shapes were bought from The Works – they do a fab range of kids craft essentials, selling various bits and bobs. Most of their packs are 99p and usually they’re on a three for two deal, a real bargain. I’ve also recently discovered that Wilkinson stock some great, cheap art and craft bits, like card blanks, although today I just folded pieces of plain white A4 card.

So there you have it, our cute little Easter chick cards. Hope you like them!

Chick Easter card

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18 thoughts on “Easy Easter chick cards…

  1. We love using handprints to make pictures. We’ve done both fish and pots of flowers on the blog. I haven’t tried chicks though. We might try that next time. They are so cute!
    #CreativeChallenge

    • Your handprint pictures are fab too – I especially love the stripy fish! I’ve never thought to try painting her hands stripy so will have to try that.

  2. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    These are so cute! I’m never very successful at getting actual handprints from Monkey, maybe one day! I agree about the works, they do some great cheap crafty things don’t they? Lovely post, thanks so much for linking with #creativechallenge

    • Our problem now is that all too often handprints are the only thing Little Miss wants to do with paint! Trying to teach her to use the paint brush a bit more now!

  3. These are adorable! I love the works. I can’t go in there and not spend anything 🙂

  4. Love this! Too late for me this year but pinning for next 🙂 #letkidsbekids

  5. I love those cards, they look fantastic!
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    • Thanks. Little Miss’s favourite bit was putting the stickers on. If she’d had her way the whole card would have been covered in them!

  6. Oh, these are just adorable! #LetKidsBeKids

  7. Great, we love sticking bits and painting hands, arms, feet whatever body part is not clothed!! #letkidsbekids

  8. Brilliant! really effective, have pinned for next year 🙂 #LetKidsBeKids

  9. A great Easter card, definitely something for next year 🙂 #CreativeChallenge x

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