Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Chick Freebie

Here's a cute little "Spring chick" craft.  It's so easy and best of all it's a great way to review basic shapes.  This chick is made out of circles, half circles, triangles, and rectangles.



Step 1:  Copy the pattern sheet onto white card stock.  Note: Card stock really does work best for this project.
Click on the image to download the pattern page.



Step 2:  Cut out the pieces.


Step 3:  Glue the head to the body.


Step 4:  Glue on the wings (one on top of the body, one underneath).



  Step 5:  Glue the legs on under the body.  Glue the two triangle beaks on the head (not pictured). 


Step 6:  Mix equal parts white glue and water.  Have your students "paint" squares of yellow and orange tissue paper on the chick.  Note: I have the chick on resting on wax paper.  It helps protect the table.

Finally:  Have your students use a hole punch and black construction paper to make an eye.  Just lay it on the head.  The wet glue water will help it adhere.  



The wings and feet curl slightly as they dry.  This makes each chick look like she is flapping her wings and running around.  Each chick looks different and adorable.

Enjoy
Granny (Cindy)
Freebie Fridays


19 comments:

  1. Sooo cute! I love these! Thanks for sharing!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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  2. I am so glad you like it. It's SOOOO easy and they all turn out really cute.

    Cindy

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    1. Thanks so much... and thanks for stopping by.

      Cindy

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  4. Adorable! Perfect for my preschoolers! :)

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    1. I'm glad you like it. It is perfect for the little ones.

      Cindy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for pinning it!

      Cindy

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  6. This is so cute! Thank you so much for another great craft!

    Irene

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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  7. You are very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

    Cindy

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  8. I am definitely doing this with my littles next week! Soooo stinkin cute! Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for stopping by my blog! You are fabulous!

    Hugs,
    Khrys
    Keepinitkoolinkinderland.blogspot.com

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  9. This is SO cute - thanks for sharing it with us.

    I'm off to print your template and make a sample for my kiddos to do this week :)

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  10. This is so adorable! Thanks so much for linking up! Hope to see you link up again next Thursday! :-)

    Cynthia
    2nd Grade Pad

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  11. Thanks for this template freebie! It is adorable! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a follower of your blog already. You have some wonderful things to share!
    -Mo
    More Than Math by Mo

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