Sunday, March 6, 2011

Easter Favor - Bean Bag Chick

This weekend I got a head start on Easter! I'm making these darling chicks for my Easter dinner table to both decorate and give as favors for my guests. I found the idea at Martha Stewart
I had everything I needed in my craft supplies except for the beans and the plastic eggs. It was a great way to use up some leftover yellow fabric I had. I only made a few changes from Martha's directions. I could not find yellow split peas so I used lentils. I used half round black bead eyes for the chicks eyes rather than punching out felt eyes. I also decided to distinguish between male and female by adding some bows tied behind button flowers for the gals. To keep the eggs upright I turned over the other half of the plastic egg and hot glued it to the half that held the chick.
The chicks are really fairly easy to make and I think they are so cute!

Supplies used: 2 pieces of yellow fabric cut 5" X 6" and 2 pieces of white fabric cut 5" X 6" per chick; yellow and orange felt for wings and beak; half round plastic bead eyes for eyes; plastic eggs; Easter grass; lentil beans; ribbon and flower buttons for girl chicks; pinking shears; glue

Should I put a bow tie or something for guys or just leave it plain?

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!

I always love your comments!


Mom said...

Darling Favors. What a nice addition to your Easter celebration. Very springlike and a" welcome to the table" for Easter !

cklopping said...

O.M.G. You did it again! I LOVE these! How fun for your guests to have a little something to decorate their homes with and remind them of a very special Easter dinner! I think a cute little bow tie for the guys would be cute!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG!! this is just sooo ADORABLE!!! love it and what a cute little surprise inside an egg:) TFS

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

This is totally cute! A bow tie on the guys would be super sweet! I am your new follower :) -Paper Panther