DIY Easter chicks wooden egg craft is a fun and easy alternative to traditional egg decorating for Easter. Children love finding these cute little handmade wooden egg chicks in their Easter Baskets as much as they like to find them on Easter Egg Hunts.
Easter chicks also make lovely handmade spring home decor and are fun to decorate for the Spring Equinox. Learn how to make your own with the easy step-by-step tutorial below.
How to Make Easter Chicks
This Easter chicks wooden egg craft is an easy woodburning and watercolor craft project.
Working with a woodburning pen is as easy as drawing with a hot pencil. It’s also a lot like adult coloring–a wonderful way to relieve stress while making something beautiful.
Related: How to Make Wooden Easter Eggs
DIY Easter Chicks Wooden Egg Craft Supplies
- Pencil (optional)
- Wooden Easter Eggs
- Woodburner Pen for Beginners or Versa-Temp Variable Temperature Control Woodburner
- Water Color 12-Tube Set or Liquid Watercolors
- Water Color Brush Set
- Beeswax or Sealant with a Foam Brush
Easter Chicks Wooden Egg Craft Step-By-Step Tutorial
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1. Pencil designs onto wooden eggs to create wooden egg chicks (optional)
Use a pencil to draw a jagged cracked egg line around the circumference of the wooden egg. Next, make a small triangle for the nose. Last make two dots for eyes.
2. Use a woodburning pen to etch the design into each wooden egg chick.
Trace pencil designs on wooden eggs or freehand the Easter chicks right onto the wooden eggs with a woodburning pen. I recommend practicing for a bit if you have never used one.
Make sure you take proper safety precautions around children. Woodburning pens are hot and dangerous craft tools!
3. Paint wooden egg chicks with Watercolors
Working with watercolors and wooden eggs is easy. The color soaks right in displaying vibrant colors filling in woodburning designs almost effortlessly.
How to Paint Easter Chicks
Use liquid watercolors straight out of the bottle or, Squeeze a small amount of a watercolor paint from a tube into a small bowl–you won’t need much. Next, dip your watercolor brush in a very small amount of water and then dip into the paint just like you would with solid watercolors.
DO NOT use a watercolor pallet for this DIY wooden egg project. They can not provide the rich color that watercolor tubes and concentrated liquid watercolors can.
4. Seal and Protect Easter Chicks
We used food and child safe beeswax to seal and protect these spring Easter Chicks when I made them a few years ago. I don’t recommend it if you want lasting color. The colors have faded quite a bit over time. Apply another sealant with a foam brush for lasting protection.
4 Ways to Use Wooden Egg Chicks
- Use them as spring home decor. These cute little wooden egg chicks hicks them on mantles, window sills, Spring Nature Tables.
- Put wooden egg chicks in Easter baskets. Children LOVE to find Easter chicks peeking out of Easter Baskets
- Hide Easter Chicks as a part of an Easter egg hunt. Wooden eggs are better than plastic eggs filled with candy! The health of our children and our plan
- Use them with Egg cups for a great hand-eye coordination activity for babies six months to 2 years. I would have never guessed how much toddlers would enjoy this activity, but they do. Show them how to put the egg in the cup and take it out of the cup. Invite a sitting baby or toddler to give it a try.
Related: How to Color Natural Brown Eggs
Easter chicks wooden egg craft is a fun and easy art project for older kids, teens, and adults. They are ideal for spring home decor, spring nature tables, and are a perfect alternative to plastic candy-filled eggs for Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts!
For a few more awesome ways you can decorate wooden eggs for Easter check out The Best DIY Wooden Easter Eggs. If you have ever wondered how eggs came to be associated with easter hop over to learn some interesting theories in Easter Traditions.
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