If you are ready for spring, you are going to love this simple Popsicle stick chicken craft. Craft sticks are a must in my craft stash because they are so versatile. This craft idea is perfect for kids of all ages to create. Just a few craft sticks, glue, and some paint and you have an adorable addition to springtime and Easter decorations. Kids will delight in making this fun little chicken!

Popsicle stick chicken on grass

Popsicle Stick Chicken Craft

Popsicle sticks are one of the easiest things to craft with since you can make so many different things with them. With this fun craft, creating a spring chick is absolutely adorable. Use it as a centerpiece decoration or you can make 2 of them, adding a stick across the bottom to create a napkin or mail holder.

This is ideal for pretend play with your kids, and fun to add to the mantle next to their Easter baskets. It’s just one more adorable and easy to personalize choice or keeping kids busy crafting this spring!

Craft stick chicken on pink table

Craft sticks often make an appearance on the blog because well, I love them! For more craft stick fun, make sure to check out this list of Easter crafts for kids and toddlers that includes some fun ideas. You will also love these craft stick bees, craft stick bunnies, craft stick fox, and even a craft stick raccoon!

Popsicle stick chick on blue floral paper

Can I Use Dyed Craft Sticks Instead of Painting?

Absolutely. While the most common type of craft sticks come in natural wood color, you can sometimes find them dyed. If you find dyed craft sticks, or already have them available, you can certainly use them in place of the natural colored ones that need to be painted. This is a great option if you are wanting to avoid messy paint wit your kids.

In fact, I try to keep some of each on hand because there are some times when I just don’t have time or the inclination to paint.

Yellow popsicle stick chick leaning against grass

Easter is one of my favorite times of the year for crafting. That includes making homemade Easter baskets, Easter wreaths, and even fun mason jar Easter crafts and gifts. The possibilities for crafting and adding fun decor to your home around Easter are truly endless.

Popsicle stick chick against mini white fence

Can I Turn This Into a Magnet?

When you make these adorable Easter chicks, you might want to make them into magnets. It is very simple to do. When you are ready to apply the magnet strip you will either remove the covering on the adhesive that comes on some magnet strips or glue the magnet in place. Once the glue has dried, you will be able to use the popsicle stick chicken as a magnet. Make sure to use a magnet that can support the weight of the craft sticks or apply more than one magnet.

Yellow craft stick chicken next to Easter decor

Make sure you pick some of these great Easter egg decorating ideas to add to your kids’ baskets this year. Add them next to these great Easter centerpieces or include some of this huge list of Easter decorations anyone can make.

Supplies Needed

Supplies for Popsicle Stick Chick

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Chick

Start by painting the craft sticks yellow. You can also use already dyed craft sticks if preferred.

Lay 6 yellow craft sticks together side by side then glue two regular craft sticks across them on opposite sides of the sticks.

Gluing craft sticks together

Once the glue has dried, you will trim off any excess craft sticks on either side.

Trimming excess craft sticks

Now you will trace and cut out 2 yellow wing shapes.

Cutting wings out of yellow paper

Glue one wing on each side of the craft sticks on the backside where the other sticks are holding them in place.

Gluing wings onto craft stick chicken

Now, you will glue the googly eyes in place.

Googly eyes on popsicle stick chick

On the orange craft paper, draw a small triangle beak and two small orange feet and cut them out.

Cutting beak from orange paper

Glue the beak and feet onto the chicken.

Gluing beak and feet to popsicle stick chick

Lastly, you will glue the feather on the back of the chick so it pops out over the top of the head.

Gluing feather to back of craft stick chick

Now you can display your craft stick chicken!

Popsicle stick chicken leaned against wood box

Crafter’s Tip

If you want to use already dyed craft sticks for this craft or others, I highly recommend buying them in bulk and keeping a variety on hand. I love being able to buy jumbo colored craft sticks on Etsy. You can pick just the colors you want and buy as few or as many as needed.

Yield: 1

Easy Painted Popsicle Stick Chicken Craft

Make this easy painted popsicle stick chicken craft with your kids as a fun Easter project!

Active Time 10 minutes

Additional Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Difficulty Easy

Estimated Cost $1

Notes

Have fun adding personality to your chicken by using different colors of feathers, adding eyebrows, or even using different colored sticks and wings.

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PAUL WALKER

PAUL WALKER

Editor of the online magazine The Detailed Edge.