Turn an Egg Carton into Bright Little Chicks

Whether you are looking for a craft for Easter, spring, Earth Day or just a rainy afternoon, these little egg carton chicks are the perfect go-to. With materials you likely have sitting around the house, bring these spring chicks to life while reusing something old to make something new.


  • Empty egg carton
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Feathers (optional)


  1. Find an empty egg carton—either cardboard or plastic cartons will work. Cut apart two egg holders from the carton.
  2. Trim off any extra edges so they will fit with one on top of the other. Glue the two pieces together.
  3. Once the glue is dried, use acrylic paint to paint the entire body of the chick. Let dry.
  4. With construction paper, cut a diamond shape and bend in half. Attach with glue to create a beak. Use a black Sharpie, paint or even googly eyes to make two eyes on the chick.
  5. If desired, add a feather on top.

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