Paper Cup Chick Basket

Craft a cute paper cup chick basket to hold Easter goodies.
Paper Cup Chick Basket craft

Materials

  • Small paper cup (5 to 9 oz.)
  • Yellow acrylic paint or tempera paint
  • Yellow cardstock or construction paper
  • Orange craft foam or construction paper
  • Pipe cleaner or ribbon
  • Wiggle eyes
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Hole punch

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Paper Cup Chick Basket craft 1. Paint a small paper cup with yellow acrylic or tempera paint. Acrylic paint is best for painting glossy paper cups.
Step 2 Paper Cup Chick Basket craft 2. Glue on a pair of wiggle eyes.

*You may print out this chick template set that already includes the eyes, beak, feet, and wings. Glue the the template pieces onto the paper cup following Steps 2,3,5, and 7.
Step 3 Paper Cup Chick Basket craft 3. Cut two small triangles from orange craft foam or construction paper. Glue them on as the beak. You can either glue them flat onto the paper cup or glue the base of each triangle at an angle (as shown in photo) to create a three-dimensional beak.
Step 4 Paper Cup Chick Basket craft 4. Cut out a pair of feet out of orange craft foam or construction paper. Each foot looks like a letter "W" without the cut-away at the bottom.
Step 5 Paper Cup Chick Basket craft 5. Glue the feet at the bottom of the cup.
Step 6 Paper Cup Chick Basket craft 6. Cut out a pair of wings out of yellow construction paper.
Step 7 Paper Cup Chick Basket craft 7. Glue the wings onto the sides of the paper cup.
Step 8 Paper Cup Chick Basket craft Ask for an adult's help.8. Punch a hole above each wing, close to the cup's mouth. Attach each end of a pipe cleaner or ribbon onto a hole to create a handle.
Step 9 Paper Cup Chick Basket craft 9. Fill your adorable chick basket with goodies, small flowers, or even an Easter egg.

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