As I’ve gotten into crafting, one of my favorite things to do is create punch art. There’s something so satisfying about a tiny project—and I love that punch art can be turned into a sticker, a gift tag, it can embellish a card or gift. In my house, we love to leave little punch art creations around for each other. I might find one on my coffee mug or waiting for me on my keyboard in the morning. And I love punch art because it’s happy and contagious. Show your creation to someone, and they almost always ask if they can have it – and they’ll often ask how you made it, too.
With Easter coming up quickly on us, one of my favorite punch art projects is the baby chick. I tested this one in the classroom with 3rd and 4th graders, and it was a home run! Here is a quick video tutorial, if you’d like to watch me in motion. I’m using our Shape Sheet products for my chick (details below), but there are no rules, and you can make your chick in any way you’d like.
Baby Chick Punch Art Project
To make this project, you’ll need:
- Two 2-inch circles – one white, one yellow
- Two 1/4-inch circles – black (or two googly eyes)
- Two 1/2-inch flowers – yellow
- Two 1/2-inch triangles – orange
- Scissors or other precision cutting tool
- Adhesive of your choice (I used a glue pen and glue dots)
- Optional: white gel pen to make the dots in his little eyes
Start with the two large circles. Cut the white one in a jagged design at about the halfway point. Set one half aside as scrap. Align the other half to the baseline of the yellow circle and glue together.
Next, grab the yellow flowers and apply adhesive to the right half of one flower, the left half of the other. The flower with the glue on the right half should be fastened to the back of the yellow circle on the left side, the flower with the glue on the left half should fasten to the back of the yellow circle on the right side—wings!
Glue the orange triangles together in the position of your choice to make the beak and fasten to the upper third of the yellow circle. I love making him look like he’s chirping.
Lastly, the eyes. Add a glue dot or a drop of glue to the back of each little black circle, or attach your googly eyes in the position of your choice. I like to take a white gel pen and make little white “catchlights” in his eyes, but that’s optional.
Wasn’t that easy? Enjoy your little chick—however, you may want to create more than one, because I guarantee they’ll go quickly! I love it in yellow, but this would be super-cute in other colors, too (I feel a blue one in my future!). If you liked this tutorial, you’ll want to check out our other tutorials at FreshCut Crafts.