Tissue Paper Baby Chicks

Explore textures while creating these fluffy little baby chicks.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    First we gathered the materials for our project. The next thing we did was to cut a medium-sized circle out of the yellow cardstock for the chick's body.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Next we began cutting our tissue paper (or crepe paper) into small square pieces.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Now we covered the yellow paper circle with glue.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Taking our little yellow squares of tissue paper, we scrunched them up and stuck them on the yellow paper circle. We kept doing this until the whole circle was full of fluffy pieces of tissue paper.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Next we made some legs for our baby chick out of pipe cleaners. We cut two pieces of pipe cleaner for each leg, one longer one and one little short one. Taking the two pieces we twisted the small one around the longer on near the end to make the chicks feet. We attached the legs to the back of the chick using glue or tape.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    For the finishing touches we added googly eyes, a small triangle cut out of orange paper for the beak and feathers for the wings.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    After our chicks were all done we talked about their fluffy feathers, their smooth beaks and their soft pipe cleaner legs. The kids enjoyed this little activity and especially enjoyed playing with their chicks afterwards.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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