DIY Crafts 4 Kids: Spring Chicks with Pipe Cleaners and Poms

Looking for a super-quick craft idea for the kids to help celebrate spring or the upcoming holiday of Easter?  We thought these Pom Chicks made with Horizon craft supplies were too cute to pass up!  With just a few easy steps, a few dollars in supplies, you'll have the little ones creating fuzzy baby chickens in no time...

Following the supplies guide at the Horizon site, I purchased these products from our local Walmart. (Note that we overbought.  I figure these can keep the kids busy on a rainy day for the rest of the school year.)

Look at all these fun pipe cleaner colors!

I had to dump out the entire bag of poms to get to the yellow ones...

Then, after the kids fell asleep, I followed the directions completely for the baby chick.  I had a little trouble keeping the pipe cleaners from falling apart once cut.  I had fuzz on my floor!

It was late when I had him completed, but the entire process took me just minutes.  (He's probably ready for bed.... )

After I did my trial run at night with the kids in bed, I planned on having them help me assemble their own chicks the next day.  I thought it would be fun to put him in a basket of our farm-fresh eggs, with one empty to show the kids where he came from!

How did the kids do?  This project was a bit difficult for younger kids, because it does involve quite a bit of little pieces being placed carefully with glue.  I wouldn't recommend it for children under 7, as they may become frustrated with the pieces falling apart while the glue dries.  For younger kids, I recommend giving them large poms to glue onto construction paper that they can color around to show a spring scene. (As usual, keep all the small pieces away from kiddos under age 3!)  Older kids, however, will have a blast, and they can personalize their chicks with "accessories" to give them more personality!

Do you have a fun craft to make with poms and pipe cleaners?  If you need additional inspiration, be sure to check out the Kids Crafts site  for more ideas!

*I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for my time on this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.