DIY Colorful Chicks in Nests

DIY Easter Chick in a Nest Craft

When this craft idea popped into my mind, I originally thought I would make a nest using a variety of brown yarns. I was thinking it would look more realistic. When I was trying to figure out what I would put in the nest, I ran across some colorful plastic eggs and that is when my train of thought shifted… I thought it would be fun to make a collection of colorful chicks that were tucked into nests. Lucky for me, I had all of these supplies on hand already!

Supplies Needed to Make a Colorful Chick in a Nest:

  • Yarn
  • Small Plastic Cup
  • Mod Podge
  • Plastic Eggs
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Craft Foam or Felt
  • Feather
  • Hot Glue Sticks

Tools Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Foam Brush or Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun

The first thing you may want to do (that I forgot to do) is lay down some wax paper or freezer paper on your work surface. If you do this, you don’t have to worry about the Mod Podge drying and sticking to the table.

Once your work surface is protected, grab your yarn and cut about 20 pieces that are around 6-inches long. You don’t have to worry about them all being the same size. Just eyeball the length and cut them. Set the yarn aside.

Using a foam brush or paint brush, spread a somewhat thick layer of Mod Podge all over the outside of the small plastic cup. I used one of these Plastic Jello Shot Cups (affiliate link). Don’t worry if the ends flop off or about getting all areas of the yarn to touch the Mod Podge.

Glue yarn to outside of plastic cup

Once you have the outside covered as much as you can, set the cup down and wipe some Mod Podge on the inside of the cup. Add more piece of yarn inside, and even pull some of the outside ends over the top and inside the cup.

Glue yarn to inside of plastic cup

Let the cup dry. Don’t throw away any extra pieces of yarn yet! Once it is dry, you can touch up any areas that look bare using the Mod Podge and more yarn.

yarn covered plastic cup

Place the plastic egg into the dry yarn nest you made. Glue the wiggle eyes onto the egg. I used a hot glue gun and hot glue sticks, but you can use craft glue if you prefer.

Glue Eyes on plastic egg

Cut a small triangle from a piece of craft foam of felt. Glue it onto the egg, just below the wiggle eyes.

Glue beak on plastic egg

Cut a little piece from a colorful feather. Glue that to the top of the plastic egg.

Glue feather to top of plastic egg

Your Easter chicks and nests are now done! You can use these as decorations or you can fill them with Easter treats and give them away.

How to Make Colorful Chicks in Nest

What will you do with your Easter chicks in nests?

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18 comments for “DIY Colorful Chicks in Nests

  1. 03/16/2015 at 11:27 am

    These are adorable and look simple enough that even I could make them! Pinning this. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. 03/16/2015 at 1:16 pm

    How cute is this! I love the idea, and it looks easy enough for me to try

  3. 03/16/2015 at 3:13 pm

    Those are so adorable, pinned!

  4. 03/16/2015 at 5:49 pm

    These look lovely, and easy enough for me to be able to do! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. 03/16/2015 at 9:06 pm

    This is such a cute and simple craft project. I love it!

  6. 03/16/2015 at 10:25 pm

    This is adorable! My kids will love doing this for Easter. Thanks for sharing!

  7. 03/17/2015 at 12:02 am

    My daughter saw these over my shoulder and said, “let’s do that craft!”

    You have a winner! #creativebloggersnetwork

  8. 03/17/2015 at 9:53 am

    I’m glad you chose the colorful version! They’re so cute! I don’t know why, but I hardly have ANY Easter decorations so I should do this with my stepdaughters so we have some cute decorations around the house. Bookmarking! Thanks for stopping by my site, and nice to meet you! 🙂

  9. 03/23/2015 at 9:41 pm

    This is so cute and creative! My kids love to open plastic eggs and these would make a perfect display.

  10. 03/24/2015 at 8:53 am

    Finally, a use for all those little eggs I keep inheriting. LoL!

  11. 03/24/2015 at 9:41 am

    These are great! I love the feather sticking up on top. They made me smile! Thanks for sharing at the #InspireMeMondays Link-Up!

  12. 03/25/2015 at 12:30 pm

    Hi there! Stopping by from the A Little Bird Told Me link party. These are so cute! I love the creative use of the plastic eggs! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Jan
    03/26/2015 at 8:50 pm

    Those are cute. They would make very cute little Easter treats!

  14. 03/27/2015 at 1:05 pm

    Don’t you just love Easter crafts!? Cuteness overload 🙂

    Thank you so much for linking up with iDEA boX !

  15. 03/27/2015 at 8:37 pm

    These are so cute!! I would love to have you share at my link party, Sharing Saturday. This week’s just started.

  16. 03/28/2015 at 12:12 pm

    These are absolutely adorable! I pinned them to my Deliberate EASTER board.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  17. 04/04/2015 at 10:57 am

    Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles this week and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, Stumbled, and Shared on G+. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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