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How to turn Dollar Tree dice into cute chicks for Easter

I got so busy in January that I kind of missed the Valentines Day train. Because of this, I decided its time to go full force on spring so I don’t miss that train, too! I found these foam dice at Dollar Tree a few weeks ago and grabbed a few packs. I wish I could find some more because I have so many ideas for them! Today I want to show how YOU can turn one of these foam dice into a chick for easter. These would look so cute sitting on one of the very popular tiered trays! 

Materials: 

  • Foam dice from the Dollar Tree 
  • yellow paint (look at step one for details about this!) 
  • orange felt 
  • feather boa 
  • black paint or black buttons 
  • blush 
  • ribbon 
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks 

How to: 

Step one: First, you will need to paint your dice yellow. I used acrylic paint and it took 6-10 coats to cover! I would suggest finding a yellow chalk paint. I also thought you might be able to use one – two coats of white chalk paint and then one coat of the yellow acrylic paint if you don’t have any on hand. Anther way I’ve been told you can cover this chick is by using yellow balloons! I have yet to try that technique, so if you try it and it works I’d love to hear about it! 

Step two: Next, cut a triangle and a heart out of the orange felt. This will be the chicks nose and feet. For the heart, just fold the felt in half and cut out a half heart shape like you were taught in grade School. This is my go-to method for making hearts, haha. Once your heart is cut out clip the tip off so it doesn’t stick out the back of the chick. Hot glue both the heart and nose onto the chick. 

Step three: Using some black paint and the handle of a thin paint brush put on the eyes. Acrylic paint will work just fine for this step. Just dip the handle of the paint brush in the black paint and dab them into place. I think its always a good idea to practice on a piece of scrap paper before doing it on your project. 

Step four: Dip a q-tip or the tip of your finger in some bush and rub it on for some cute rosy cheeks.

Step five: Hot glue a piece of the feather boa to the top of the chicks head. 

Step six: Make a cute little bow and hot glue it to the top of the chicks head. 

 

 

 

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If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube