Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Chick

So I'm sure by now you've all seen this adorable idea at Giggles Galore, right? Well as soon as I saw them I knew that I needed them (yes, needed not wanted)! I had one problem...no 2x4 readily available. I would have had to wait several days to get the wood that is laying in my driveway cut and I just couldn't do it. So as I was checking to see that we had all of the ingredients for my husband's birthday dessert, I noticed something. The pudding box was just the right size!!!
Isn't she just adorable!?!
I didn't have yellow feathers, and at the time my hubby didn't have a job (but he does now, YAY) so I was definitely NOT going to buy feathers. I thought about it for a little bit and realized that baby chicks really are more fuzzy than feathery. I filled my pudding box with paper, taped it shut and gave it a coat of acrylic paint (yellow for the chick, white for the sheep which I'll post after I finish the face). Once dry I hot glued some cotton balls on and then took it outside for a coat of spray paint!
Right before the paint job...
and after the paint job. The paint did harden the surface of the cotton balls, but I don't really care about that.
Then I cut a beak and some feet out of felt, painted them the color that I wanted with acrylic paint (because I didn't have the right shade of orange felt) glued them on along with some googly eyes and a pink bow.
Yep, she definitely makes me happy, and you'd never know that under all that fluff is a box of pudding.

9 comments:

  1. I love your take on them and think its great that you used what you had, very resourceful! Thanks for sharing and linking back to my site!

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  2. So cute!!! I love how you did it!

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  3. That is great! Love her. Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
    ~Kimberlee
    {$15 Amazon GC Giveaway} 

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  4. Love it - very fun and clever!

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  5. So cute and kids could help make these. Wal Mart usually carries yellow (pink and light green, too) cotton balls right before Easter that would be perfect for this.
    I will shave to share this on my blog Kid Kapers real soon.

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  6. So cute!! I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at http://www.suzyssitcom.com and link this project!

    suzy

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  7. That is such a wonderful idea. I love that is is so thrifty too! Saw you at Suzy's sitcom.

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  8. Cute! I'm featuring this at http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

    :) Jill

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  9. Ok, I love 2x4 crafts, but this is genius! No cutting or anything! Thanks for sharing :)

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