Simple Easter Crafts Using Yarn – Easter Chick and Carrot
Easter will be here shortly and today we have a fantastic Easter chick craft project which is fun, simple and easy to make with the kids. So if you’re a fan of cute easter crafts, you’ll love this easter chicken craft idea!
I really enjoy Easter, It’s my second favourite holiday season after Christmas and we always get two weeks as a family to be together. I am looking forward to the Easter holidays and making lots of Easter crafts with my daughter.
I hope you enjoy this fantastic Easter chick craft.
Easter Chick String Art Project
This cute Easter chick craft is a fun Easter activity to make with the kids.
So what are the types of yarn?
There are three main types of yarn used in crafting. These are Animal fiber based yarns, plant fiber based yarns, and synthetic fiber based yarns.
- Animal fiber based yarns include wool, silk and cashmere.
- Plant fiber based yarns include hemp, cotton and bamboo.
- Synthetic fiber base yarns include nylon, polyester and rayon.
What You Will Need for This Simple Easter Craft
- Yarn—yellow, orange, green
- 2 Small Pieces Cardboard
- 1 Small Piece Orange Paper
- 2 Googly Eyes
- 2 Small Yellow Feathers
- Glue Stick
How to Make an Easter Chick Yarn Character
First, cut out an egg shape and a carrot shape from the cardboard.
I made mine about 6-inchs long, but you can make any size.
Make sure to leave a little carrot top on that cutout so you can wrap green around it.
Cut 2 little chicken feet out of the orange paper.
Fold another small piece of orange paper in half and cut a triangle shape so it opens and closes like a beak.
Rub a couple swipes of glue on one side of the cardboard pieces.
Take the yellow yarn and stick the starting end to the glue and start wrapping it around the cardboard.
You can go all different directions, just make sure to keep the yarn tight as you wrap it around.
Once you are done, tuck the end under a few wrapped pieces so it stays put.
Repeat step 3 using the carrot cutout.
Use the orange yarn for the carrot part and the green yarn to wrap around the carrot top.
Now just tuck one each of the feathers under the yarn on each side of the yellow chick body.
Glue on the 2 googly eyes, the beak, and the feet to your Easter chick.
You now have a cute little Easter chick and an Easter bunny carrot!
- Mix the cubed beef steak with salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of flour in a large bowl.
- Mix until the beef is lightly coated.
- Add oil to the cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Divide the cubed beef steak into small batches and begin searing the small batches of beef in the skillet.
- Brown each side of the beef cubes (taking about 8 minutes in total). Remove the seared batch of beef to a plate and start on the next batch until all of the beef is seared and brown.
- Once all of the seared beef has been removed to the plate, add the butter to the skillet and lower heat to medium.
- Slowly add the onions, garlic, bay leaf, and a sprig of thyme. Stir in the salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are soft and almost caramelized (taking approximately 20 minutes).
- Add mushrooms and saute for about 5 more minutes. The mushrooms should be soft and slightly browned while the onions have caramelized. Discard bay leaf and thyme.
- Deglaze the skillet with the red wine, making sure to scrape up any brown bits still stuck to the pan. Then sprinkle the remaining flour in the pan and stir to combine.
- Slowly pour in the beef broth stirring to blend. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and bring both (broth and Worcestershire sauce) to a simmer. Add the beef and allow the contents to simmer until the sauce has thickened. The beef will be cooked through (taking about 8 minutes).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- While the sauce begins to thicken follow the directions for cooking the noodles on the package. When the noodles have cooked drain them and then set them aside.
- Scoop out the cooked beef cubes and set them aside.
- Stir in 2/3 cup of sour cream. Stir well. Next, add in the egg noodles. Add the grated cheese on top of the beef mixture. Transfer the cast iron skillet to the oven.
- Bake at 400 degrees until the cheese has melted and has become slightly brown.
- Garnish with the torn parsley.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1025Total Fat: 67gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 255mgSodium: 906mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 65g
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!