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30 Chicken Crafts for Kids of All Ages

Chickens are a species of birds that are usually found on farms and that are capable of flying a short distance, with the longest recorded flight being 13 seconds for 300 feet!

Below are 30 chicken crafts for kids to bring these clucking feathered friends home, including handprint chicken crafts, other chicken paper crafts, and baby chick crafts kids will love to make.

5 Handprint Chicken Crafts for Toddlers

1. Easy Chicken Painting

Who can make it: Toddlers

Kids, get ready to get your hands messy! This really quick 20 second video shows kids how to make a handprint chicken painting using their hands, paint, googly eyes, and a paintbrush. Have some baby wipes handy to wipe off the paint!

2. Easy Handprint Chicken Craft

Who can make it: Toddlers

Here’s an easy-to-do handprint chicken craft courtesy of Easy, Peasy, and Fun. Kids will need a marker, cardstock or construction paper, scissors, an empty toilet paper roll, and glue for this fun and easy chicken craft.

3. Handprint and Paper Plate Chicken Craft

Handprint and Paper Plate Chicken Craft

Photo credit: Darcy and Brian

Who can make it: Toddlers

How about using a handprint for the chicken’s comb (the red fleshy part on their heads)? For this simple chicken craft, courtesy of Darcy and Brian, kids will need a paper plate, scissors, glue, craft foam, feathers, and a marker or pencil.

4. Handprint Hen Craft

Handprint Hen Craft

Photo credit: No Time for Flash Cards

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Kids can really get hands-on with this craft from No Time for Flash Cards. To make the various handprints, kids will need white and colored paper or construction paper.

In addition to these materials, kids will also need scissors, glue, a googly eye, cardboard, and markers.

5. Handprint and Popsicle Stick Chick Craft

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Babyology uses handprints for the chicken wings! Aside from their hands, kids will need cardstock or construction paper, felt, scissors, a pencil, glue, popsicle sticks, and googly eyes.

13 Chicken Paper Crafts

6. Clothespin and Paper Plate Chicken Craft

Clothespin and Paper Plate Chicken Craft

Photo credit: Glued to My Crafts

Who can make it: Toddlers

Do you have some wooden clothespins at home? Then Glued to My Crafts has got a simple chicken craft for kids. Other materials include a red marker, a paper plate, tissue paper, cardstock or construction paper, scissors, glue, and a stapler

7. Cute Egg Carton Mini Chicken Craft

Cute Egg Carton Mini Chicken Craft

Photo credit: Typically Simple

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Let kids turn egg cartons into mini chickens! Grab an egg carton, paint, a paintbrush, construction paper, glue, scissors, and a marker for kids to make these little chickens by Typically Simple.

While this chicken craft tutorial calls for spray paint, it can also be done with regular craft paint!

8. Egg Carton Hen Craft

 Egg Carton Hen Craft

Photo credit: My Kid Craft

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Make a full sized hen with this hen craft from My Kid Craft! Besides an egg carton, kids will need craft foam, scissors, glue or double sided tape, googly eyes, and eggs.

9. Paper Plate Chicken Craft

Paper Plate Chicken Craft

Photo credit: In the Bag Kids Crafts

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Here’s a chicken craft preschoolers can easily make. In the Bag Kids Crafts shows kids how to make this cute paper plate chicken craft with a paper plate, roundhead fasteners, scissors, glue, a hole puncher, yarn, googly eyes, and their printable template.

10. Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Chicken Craft

Photo credit: ThriftyFun

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Empty toilet paper rolls are one of the most reliable and common crafting materials. ThriftyFun uses one to show kids how to make this easy-to-do chicken craft that includes scissors, glue, a black marker, paint, a paintbrush, and craft paper.

11. Paper Bag Puppet Chicken Craft

Paper Bag Puppet Chicken Craft

Photo credit: Simple Everyday Mom

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Simple Everyday Mom shares a really simple and fun paper bag puppet craft. To make this, kids will need cardstock or construction paper, glue, scissors, and the free chicken template (enter your email at the bottom of the page to access it).

12. Cute Hen Drawing Tutorial

Who can make it: Kindergartners or older

Kids, you might be wondering how to draw a simple chicken. Well, DrawinGeek has a video to help you get started. The video teaches kids how to easily draw a hen in just two minutes.

While a black Sharpie is used in the tutorial, I recommend a pencil to erase mistakes.

13. Feathery Chicken and Chick Craft

Feathery Chicken and Chick Craft

Photo credit: Powerful Mothering

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Kids can make a chicken craft that almost feels like the real thing by using feathers. Powerful Mothering shows kids how to make this sensory chicken craft by using craft foam, paper, craft feathers, glue, and googly eyes.

14. Chicken Life Cycle Craft

Chicken Life Cycle Craft

Photo credit: Wikki Stix.com

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

Teach kids all about the life cycle of a chicken with this chicken craft from Wikki Stix.com using Wikki Stix, a paper plate, scissors, and their free chicken life cycle labels.

Kids can have fun while learning about chickens, too!

15. Paper Rooster Craft

Paper Rooster Craft

Photo credit: Activity Box

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

Rise and shine with this colorful rooster craft courtesy of Activity Box kids can easily make. They’ll just need colored paper, glue, a stapler, scissors, a pencil, googly eyes, and crayons (optional).

16. Chicks and Chicken Bookmarks

Who can make it: Kindergarteners or older

If your kids are already reading, then let them save the pages of their favorite books with these chicks and chicken bookmarks from Red Ted Art. To make these cluckin little bookmarks, kids will need scissors, glue, paper, and a black pen.

17. 3D Paper Chicken Craft

Who can make it: Kindergarteners or older

Here’s a really cool 3D paper chicken craft courtesy of the aptly named Paper Craft Ideas. All your kids need to make one is cardstock or construction paper, scissors, glue, a ruler, and a pencil. That’s it!

18. Plastic Bottle Easter Basket Rooster Craft

Who can make it: Kindergarteners or older

Need a small basket for next Easter season’s egg hunt? Then why not make one using a plastic bottle?

The Little Crafties shows kids how to make this cool rooster basket using a plastic bottle, craft foam, a box cutter (should be handled by a grown-up), scissors, a black pen, glue, paint, and a paintbrush.

12 Baby Chick Crafts

19. Easy Chick Fork Painting

Easy Chick Fork Painting

Photo credit: Mas & Pas

Who can make it: Toddlers

If you have a plastic fork leftover from a recent party, then Mas & Pas has a really easy painting activity for kids. Using a fork, googly eyes, felt, scissors, glue, paint, and a black pen, kids will be able to paint this cute little chick.

20. Hatching Chick Paper Craft

Who can make it: Toddlers

This rocking hatchling from Art Line TSP is such a simple Easter chicken craft. All kids need is scissors, glue, cardstock or construction paper, and googly eyes. It’s that simple!

21. Cute Hatching Chick Craft

Who can make it: Toddlers

Here’s an adorable chicken craft of a baby chick that’s just peeking out of the shell! Kids will need cardstock, paper, scissors, a pencil, glue, and colored markers. This one rocks, too!

22. Plastic Cup Chick Craft

Who can make it: Toddlers

Do you have some disposable clear plastic cups lying around? Then KROKOTAK has an easy chicken craft your kids can do with them. Additional materials include construction paper or cardstock, glue, yellow tissue paper, and scissors.

23. Finger Puppet Baby Chick Craft

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Kids will enjoy playing with this finger puppet of a baby chick. The Weekend Box Club gives a quick tutorial on how kids can make this chicken craft with cardstock or construction paper, googly eyes, a pencil, different sized round objects to trace with, glue, feathers, and scissors.

24. Cotton Chick Craft

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Kids can make these fluffy little chicks by Aruna with just a little cotton, scissors, paint, a paint brush, glue, and safety eyes.

25. Egg Carton Hatching Chick Craft

Egg Carton Hatching Chick Craft

Photo Credit: Crafty Morning

Who can make it: Preschoolers

How about using an egg carton to create a hatching egg with a chick inside? Kids can make one thanks to this tutorial by Crafty Morning, and all they’ll need (besides an egg carton) is pom poms, a glue gun, scissors, googly eyes, paper, and paint (optional).

26. Paper Shreds Easter Chick Craft

Paper Shreds Easter Chick Craft

Photo credit: Crafts by Courtney

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

This Easter chicken craft by Courtney is so adorable and makes for a lovely display piece! All kids will need is paint, plastic eggs, googly eyes, paper shreds, paper bowls, markers, and glue.

27. Pom Pom Chick Craft

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

Time for some DIY pom poms! Crafts & Ribbon Art’s video shows kids how to make their own pom pom with yarn and scissors. Kids will also need a glue gun and beads. That’s it!

28. Popsicle Stick Chick Craft Magnets

Popsicle Stick Chick Craft Magnets

Photo credit: Farm Wife Crafts

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

Let these chicks invade the front of your fridge with these popsicle stick chick magnets by Farm Wife Crafts. For this fun chicken craft kids will need a glue gun, popsicle sticks (of course), a magnet, googly eyes, construction paper, glue, paint, a paintbrush, and cardboard.

29. Cute Baby Chick Craft

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

This cute little chick craft even includes a makeshift nest! Ria shows kids how to make their own by using yellow tissue paper, colored paper, a paper cup, a black pen or marker, paper yarn, rubber bands, glue, and scissors.

30. Eggshell Chicken Craft

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? Settle the debate with this cool eggshell chicken craft. The Craft Lay shows kids how to make this awesome chicken craft with eggshells, pistachio shells, water color, glue, scissors, cotton, and paper.

A grown-up should help with cracking and emptying the egg and pistachio shells.

Fine Feathery Chicken Crafts

There are a variety of chicken crafts for kids to enjoy in this list, and some will even help them learn more about these misunderstood birds.

Have your kids tried making one of these chicken crafts? Which one did they have the most fun with? Share your experience in the comments below!

If your kids loved these chicken crafts, then they’ll probably enjoy these awesome spring crafts, too!

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