These cupcake liner chicks craft are so fun and super easy to make! Kids of all ages will love creating adorable little chicks using cupcake liners
When I was walking my 5, 5 and 8 year olds to school this morning the sun was shiny very bright in the sky and we all remarked at how little we have seen the sun this year. In fact, I recently read that this year has been the darkest in nearly 80 years. Over the past 3 months we have seen the sun only a handful of times when normally January and February are cold but very sunny. With all this sun, I felt the need to create sunny little chicks using a few of our yellow cupcake liners!
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Cupcake Liner Chicks
These adorable little chicks are super easy to create! and there perfect craft for a sunny afternoon in the spring! Gather all your supplies and for younger toddlers and preschoolers, you can help them get through this craft by prepping a few of the elements for them.
For this project instead of using googley eyes I used cut white and black circles from construction paper. You can either do what I did or use googley eyes if you have some available.
To prep this craft project for little ones, fold a sheet of orange construction paper and cut out a few triangles along the fold. this will create an open beak for the chicks.
Also cut out some wings from yellow construction paper.
On a piece of white paper or card stock, flatten out yellow cupcake liners so that the yellow colour is facing up. You can create as many as your little one would like!
Glue them to the paper.
Take your cut triangle beaks and glue those to the middle of the cupcake liners.
Next, glue on the googley eyes or construction paper eyes.
Next, glue on two wings on either side of the cupcake liners.
For the final step, invite your little one to use an orange marker to draw two legs for the chicks!
And your are done! A great fine motor craft for kids! You can always invite your child to add their own little flair. Crafts can be so structured so invite them to used marker or fake grass to add their own details to make the craft their absolute very own!
This craft is good for toddlers aged children 18 months old and up. My kids are 5, 5 and 8 years old.
The mess level for this craft is low.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
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- Yellow cupcake liners
- Yellow, white and black construction paper
- Googley eyes (optional)
- Orange Marker
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
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Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.