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Make Dolls House Scale Easter Chicks
Scaled to fit a doll's house sized Easter basket these tiny chicks look just like the full sized ones. Only 6mm high or less, they are made from tiny pompoms and thread and come complete with wings, like the chenille chicks from the 1950's. The chicks are surprisingly easy to make, and once you experiment with the yellow ones, you can make them in any color you choose.
View the Materials You need to make Easter Chicks in Step Two.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
02 of 06
Materials Needed to Make Miniature Easter Chicks
To Make Miniature Easter Chicks You Will Need:
- Tiny pompoms or little balls made of thread fluff. I used 3mm white commercial pompoms and colored them with Setacolor Fabric Paint
- PVA (White) Glue
- 0.5mm No Hole Beads Sometimes called microbeads.
- A scrap of bright yellow or orange tissue paper for the beak.
- Fine Yellow Feathers Scraps for wings or you can use a scrap of tissue or thread.
- Orange Thread for feet and legs, use fine embroidery thread if possible.
- Fine Tweezers
- Sharp Scissors
How to make the... body of the miniature chick is shown in Step Three.Continue to 3 of 6 below.
03 of 06
Make the Fluffy Miniature Easter Chick's Body
The pompoms for these dollhouse scale Easter chicks began as white pompoms and were first colored by brushing them around in a bit of fabric paint. You could also use a fabric marker to color them if you want pink, blue, green or other traditional bright colored Easter chicks.
When the coloring or dye has dried, take a pin and apply a small dab of white glue to one edge of the top of the largest of two pompoms. Using tweezers press a smaller pompom or thread ball to the glue, setting the pompoms... so they are not stacked directly on each other, but are slightly off center.
Set aside to dry.
Making the legs and feet of the miniature chick is shown in Step Four.Continue to 4 of 6 below.
04 of 06
Make Legs and Feet For a Dollhouse Scale Easter Chick
To make the legs for a tiny Easter chick in dolls house scale, take three one inch lengths of fine embroidery thread and line them up in a group. Dab a tiny bit of glue in the center of the group of threads and roll the threads together, leaving the ends free. Set the thread aside to dry.
When the rolled thread is dry, separate out the unglued ends into the splay foot of the chick and use your tweezers to bend them at right angles from the glued leg portion. Trim the unglued ends 1/8 inch (2mm)... away from the glued section of the leg to form the chick's toes. Cut the glued section away from the rest of the twisted threads, 1/8 inch (2mm) above the foot. Repeat on the free thread ends on the other side of the glued section to form two feet.
As you get better at handling small pieces of the thread you may be able to make feet and legs from shorter thread sections. One inch lengths of thread are suggested at the beginning as they are easily handled.
Eyes and legs are glued in place in Step FiveContinue to 5 of 6 below.
05 of 06
Glue Legs and Eyes To Your Miniature Chick
Take the feet and legs you made in the previous step and dip the ends of the straight leg section in glue. Press the glued ends of the legs up into the bottom of the larger end of the chick's body.
Take a pin and dab a tiny amount of glue onto the head where you want the eyes to be. Take the pin (now with less glue) and use it to pick up a black microbead eye. Press the eye into the glue on the head. Set the eye down into the fluff of the pompom ball slightly if you can.
Set the body with the... legs and eyes attached aside to dry.
In the final step, you will complete the beak and attach the wings to the tiny chick.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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Attach Wing Feathers and A Beak To a Miniature Easter Chick
To Make the Miniature Easter Chick's Beak
Cut a tiny triangle from orange or bright yellow tissue paper. Use a pin to apply a small amount of glue to one side of the triangle and use your tweezers to roll the triangle into a cone shape. Press the cone together to make the beak. Trim the beak if necessary, and dip the wide end in glue, then press it to the face of the chick, just below the eyes. Set aside to dry.
Make Wings For Your Easter Chick
While the beak is drying in place, use fine... scissors to cut a scrap of tissue or a bit of feather from the base of a larger piece to act as the wing for your chick. The piece of feather doesn't need to be more than 1/8 of an inch long. Glue the tiny feather piece straight across the side of the chick's body and set aside to dry. Repeat for the wing on the other side. When dry, trim the feather to size if necessary.
Your miniature scale Easter chick is now complete. You can make them in several colors and use them to decorate dolls house Easter baskets, Easter bonnets, or as tiny table decorations. If you want you can place several of them inside a tiny birds nest and set them on the ground beneath a bush in a spring dolls house garden or in a section of a dolls house chicken coop.