We love this craft for moms who have some basic stitching knowledge or those who want to learn!
scraps of orange and black felt
See the full tutorial instructions from "Own Two Hands" for this chick and an adorable bunny (using a white washcloth) as well!
As the tutorial recommends, I hand stitched the folds of the faces together to give them a bit more of a solid look, and stitched on the eyes and beaks for durability and safety, but if you wanted to use your chicks as washcloths again it would be simple to take the stitches out, or to simply rely on the folds. Similarly, you could stick the faces on removable glue, or just tack them down with one or two stitches.
There are many ways to play with this fun chicks;
1. They were perfect for "beanbag" toss game at our Easter party (the shape made them particularly easy for little hands to hold).
2. Play catch with them.
3. Create stories and use the chicks to act it out or use them as "puppets".
4. Practice colours and counting.
5. They are great to use as prompts while reading rhymes too.
Here is one that is particularly appropriate:
Five Little Chicks
Five little chicks went walking one day (five fingers up, change to fingers walking motion)
Into the barn and around the hay (walking fingers with wide round motion).
Mother hen says, "Cluck, cluck, cluck, CLACK!" (Hands palm together to open like a beak)
And 4 little chicks come wandering back.
Four little chicks ....
Three little chicks ...
Two little chicks ...
One little chick went walking one day
Into the barn and around the hay
Mother hen says, "Cluck, cluck, cluck, CLACK!"
And 5 little chicks come wandering back.
I’m a Little Chickie (Sung to the Tune of "I’m a Little Teapot")
I'm a little chickie, (crouch down inside your egg)
Ready to hatch
Pecking at my shell (Pecking motion)
Scratch, scratch, scratch! (scratching motion)
When I crack it open,
Out I'll leap (jump out of shell)
Flap my wings and, cheap, cheap, cheap!