I recently made an adorable, fun and easy Easter craft project with my kids. There is something cute about chicks and bunnies using googly eye (wiggle eyes). Maybe, that’s why I keep making similar projects like last year’s Paper Chick, Bunny and Carrot Cones. This year we made Mini Chick and Bunny Party Cups.
This kid friendly Easter craft project was inspired by an egg carton chick. It reminded me of our Halloween egg carton bats. Although the egg cartons worked great for our Halloween bats, I had an issue figuring out how to cut my egg cartons for the chicks.
The grocery store eggs I normally purchase come in egg cartons which are shaped in a way where I would not be able to get a nice clean cut of one individual cup. The egg carton cup would have been too short after cutting. I did not have this problem with our egg carton bats because they use 3 cups and are cut with wings.
So instead of using egg cartons, I came up with the idea to use mini party cups. You can purchase mini party/nut cups at a craft store or party supply store in their baking section. Mine came in a pack of 36 cups. They measure 1.25 diameters.
You know how one idea leads to another. Well, I remembered our Thanksgiving Turkey Cups. You could also flip the cups and use them to hold goodies. That would be fun for a kid’s Easter party.
The materials I used to create this super cute Mini Party Cup Chick and Bunny Craft are Wilton White Mini Party Cups, scrapbook paper, cardstock paper, googly (wiggle) eyes, scissors, yellow marker, hole puncher, fine tip back marker and glue.
For the chicks, we cut out wings, a beak and feet from orange with white polka dot paper.
For the bunnies, we cut out ears and feet from pretty plaid paper. I used a hole puncher on pink cardstock paper to make the noses.
For the chicks, we colored the mini cup with a yellow marker. You could also try yellow paint.
For the bunnies, we left the cups as is because the bunnies are white.
We glued on the googly eyes and beak on the chicks. For the wings, we folded a small part of the wings and glued it to the sides.
We glued on the googly eyes and pink nose on the bunnies. I drew whiskers using a fine black sharpie. We glued the ears to the back.
To glue the feet for both the chick and bunny, we glued them on the inside of the cup and then bent them out.
If you’re making these as mini cups to hold goodies, then glue the ears and feet on the other ends. You know what I mean.
Will you be making any springtime or Easter crafts with your kids?
See our other kid-friendly projects made with googly/wiggle eyes:
- Easter Bunny Bottles
- Paper Chick, Bunny and Carrot Cones
- Egg Carton Bats
- Turkey Cups
- Valentine Paper Roll Owls
Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.