Easter Bunny Craft for Kids & Update on Chicks & Farm Life
- Toilet paper rolls
- Wooden skewers (with sharp points cut off for the little ones)
- Clay flower pot
- Floral foam
- Craft felt; white stiff felt, pink felt
- Pink & white construction paper
- Googly eyes (or you can draw your eyes on)
- Craft paint; various spring-like colors of your choice
- White pompom or cotton ball
- Easter grass
- Glue ( I used Mod Podge)
Once the body of the bunny is dry, glue the ears to the inside of the roll. Press firmly into place. Felt can be very absorbent so it helps to coat glue on both the felt and inside of roll.
Chicks & Farm Life Update.
It’s amazing to open that box and see those 27 little cuties in there. Their combined body heat keeps them warm and the yolk from the egg they just hatched from sustains them for up to three day without food or water. Born on the 8th, they have made a quick trip to their new home.
One by one we welcome our new additions by introducing them to their water source, carefully dipping each beak into the water. Once they are all in their brooder, we show them their food. They are quick to catch on.
Here are a few of their arrival day pictures:
Feeding frenzy fun:
A fuzzy Arucana breed checking out the camera:
This is Sweetie. She loves to be in my hand, just like my Penelope loved to do when she was a chick. There is always one in each brood that bonds closer to us humans than the others. Sweetie is a Black Australorp breed.
Our free “exotic chick” compliments of Murray McMurray Hatchery is a White Crested Black Polish. Yeah! I always wanted a chick with a pompom on its head. These free chicks are usually a rooster, so Andy has named him Lynyrd Skynyrd (in homage to “Free Bird”). Welcome Lynyrd! Eventually Lynyrd's body will be all black with a long all white wig-like feather crest.
After just a few days, they have already sprouted the beginnings of small wing feathers and tails. They also quickly lose their baby fuzz on their faces.
Penelope may be all grown up, but she still enjoys a little snuggle and sitting on my lap
Til next time!