This card has a cracked egg on the front and a cute chick inside.

You will need:

  • Coloured card
  • Googly eyes
  • Feathers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Coloured pens, pencils or crayons

In advance, cut out chick shapes – mine are basically like snowmen, a large circle and a small circle squashed together – and egg shapes, from suitable coloured card.  I used orange to make small triangles for beaks and feet.

Help the children to fold the card so that it opens in the middle with a small gap between the edges (around 0.5cm). (Make two folds in the card, roughly 1/4 and 3/4 of the way along its length so that the two edges don’t quite meet in the middle: it is easier to make the cracked egg look good if there is a small gap.)

Help the children to cut their egg in half lengthwise, with zigzaggy cuts.  (Or get their parents to do it for them.)  Then help them to glue the cracked egg to the card so that half of it is each side of the opening and so that it joins up when the card is closed.

The chick should be glued to the inside of the card and feathers, beak, eyes and feet added to it.

Add your Easter greeting and you’re finished!

Story: My Very First Easter My Very First EasterJuliet David; Candle Books 2016WorldCatLibraryThingGoogle BooksBookFinderHive.co.uk 

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