A perfectly adorable way to celebrate spring (and fine motor skills) is to create an easy chick paper plate craft. Crafts with paper plates are one of my favorites because not only are they an easy art project, but they are super cheap as well. Whether you are working with toddlers and preschoolers, or some early elementary students, this paper plate chick is sure to get your kiddos ‘peeping’!

– Life Over C's Text says: easy yellow chick paper plate craft activities for preschoolers Shows: paper plate painted yellow with construction paper beak and googly eyes

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Materials for Chick Paper Plate Craft

  • Paper Plate
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Googly Eyes
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Orange Construction Paper

One of my favorite parts of going into our local agricultural store is when they chicks corralled in a container, inside the store. Their adorable little ‘peeps’ and fuzzy, yellow heads melt my heart. These little peeps remind me that spring is knocking on the door and baby animals are being born.

Making Art With Paper Plates

paper plate crafts for kids

WHEN CHILDREN CREATE CRAFTS THEY ARE PRACTICING SKILLS IN DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT AREAS. STUDENTS CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE:

  • What materials can I use to make the paper plate chick craft?
  • What other animals and plants can I find in the spring?
  • What other animals can I make using easy paper plates, pom poms, and tissue paper?

It’s important for children to be creative and use their tiny fingers for cutting, gluing, painting, and coloring. Our paper plate craft for spring can also be the perfect addition to Easter decorations and festivities.

Children can create the paper plate chicks for Easter anytime throughout the day:

  • When snack is being made
  • After a spring book read aloud
  • When it starts to rain
  • Outside enjoying the warm sun
– Life Over C's Completed chick paper plate craft with yellow painted paper plate, orange construction paper beak and googly eyes

Creating the Chick Paper Plate Craft with Preschoolers

Paper plate crafts for preschoolers

STUDENTS THAT WORK ON CRAFTS AND ART PROJECTS GET TO EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT AREAS SUCH AS:

  • Fine motor
  • Problem solving
  • Math concepts
  • Science exploration
  • Social/emotional skills

The Importance of Crafts in Preschool

Besides the fact that kids love arts and crafts projects, there are so many other reasons you should do art and craft activities with your child.

Develop a Child’s Creativity

Arts and crafts projects are a wonderful way to allow your child to show off their creative side. Art can be super fun for kids of all ages.

Develop Math Skills

Discovering shapes, sizes, positions, and measurements can all be practiced by making and constructing art projects.

Develop Problem Solving Skills

Where should I put this triangle?
Should I use more glue?
Which way should I cut this?
Problem solving skills are always being used when making arts and crafts.

Develop Science Exploration

Mixing colors can be a great way to explore color combinations. Reactions with baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring can create some beautiful and unique art on a piece of paper. Science concepts can be intertwined with art any time of day.

Making the Chick Paper Plate Craft

Step One:

Paint the paper plate yellow. Set aside to dry.

– Life Over C's Paint brush painting yellow paint onto a white paper plate chick craft

Step Two:

Glue the googly eyes onto the paper plate.

– Life Over C's Yellow painted plate with googly eyes and orange paper squares chick craft

Step Three:

Cut out a beak and glue the beak under the eyes.

– Life Over C's Glue bottle applying glue to the back of a googly eye to create a chick paper plate craft

Step Four:

Cut out two feet and glue to the back of the paper plate at the bottom. 

– Life Over C's Completed chick paper plate craft with yellow painted paper plate, orange construction paper beak and googly eyes

Step Five:

Glue down the feathers at the top of the chicks head and on the sides to represent the wings. 

Step Six:

Set aside to dry, then display!

Extend the Activity:

Sensory Bin

Talk about the different kinds of farm animals you might find with our farm animal sensory bin. Less smell, more fun!

In the Kitchen

Help your child cook up a tasty snack featuring some of our favorite farm animals. Those chick themed snacks look so cute it’s hard to eat them (almost)!

Count the Chicks

Check out our free chick counting printable for numbers 1-10. “1 little, 2 little, 3 little chicks!”

– Life Over C's spring theme math and literacy activities for preschool and pre-k

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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