These adorable DIY Spring Chick Cups are great for Spring birthday parties when they can be filled with party favors, or for collecting candy on Easter. All you need is the Giant Activity Box for kids and a medium-sized paper cup!
Our tutorial will show you how to put these clever Spring Chick Cups together in a few easy steps.
Supplies you’ll need:
• A plain paper cup
• Giant Activity Box from the Discovery Store
Your first step will be prepping the crepe paper. You’ll be gluing it to the cup to create chick feathers. Cut your crepe paper in half horizontally so you’re left with two long, skinny strips with ruffles on one side.
Next, wrap the crepe paper around the cup. You’ll do this one strip at a time, beginning with the bottom strip.
Cut the crepe paper strip to just the right size, then press the strip into the glue gently. Repeat this process until you’ve glued strips all the way around the cup, covering it from bottom to top. You might want to reinforce the end of the crepe paper strip with one final dollop of glue.
This is how your Spring Chick Cup should look after gluing the crepe paper strips. You might want to ruffle the feathers of your cup to get this look!
Now you’ll be adding the distinctive characteristics of your Spring Chick! To make the beak, fold the orange squares from the Giant Activity Box in half, and then in half again.
Glue this triangle down below the first row of ruffled crepe paper. Hold your finger down on the triangle for a couple moments to set the glue.
Then, choose eyes from the Giant Activity Box, and stick them on the cup directly above the beak.
Next, you’ll add additional feathers to the baby chick by gluing them in place halfway down the cup on either side. You’ll want to angle the feather away from the face.
Finally, you’ll make the Spring Chick Cup handle.
Use a single-hole punch, or a sharp object like a pencil, to make holes on both sides of the cup, near the top. Poke your yellow pipe cleaner through the holes, leaving a little on the inside to twist up and around the handle to keep it in place.
Throw some brightly colored, shredded paper as stuffing into the cup and fill with candy.
Your Spring Chick Cup is done!