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Eggcelent Chick

A small yellow egg can be transformed into a cute little chick. Paint on a butterfly and she's all set to go. Foam sheets and googly eyes make her come to life.


  • DecoArt Products Required
  • Americana Gloss Enamels
    • DAG34 - Lavender
    • DAG67 - Black
    • DAG228 - Bright Orange
    • DAG230 - Festive Green
    • DAG276 - Razzle Berry
  • Yellow Model Magic
  • #0 liner brush
  • #6 flat brush
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Tracing & transfer paper
  • Two small wood dowels
  • Yellow and orange foam sheets
  • Toothpicks
  • Fine point permanent black pen
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Craft knife
  • Small yellow egg
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
    Chick Pattern
    Butterfly Pattern


Note: Allow to dry between steps.

  1. Trace and transfer wing patterns on foam. Use scissors to cut wing shapes from yellow foam sheet and two triangles for beak from orange foam. Set aside.
  2. Use craft knife to cut feet base from Model Magic.
  3. Paint dowels and toothpicks Bright Orange.
  4. Paint top 1/3 of egg Lavender.
  5. Trace and transfer butterfly pattern on center of egg. Paint butterfly, Razzle Berry, Bright Orange, Lavender, and Festive Green.
  6. Use permanent marker or liner brush and Black to outline butterfly, draw tattoo on wing, and scroll across egg bottom.
  7. ASSEMBLY: Cut ends off toothpicks. Position and push into head for hair.
  8. Position and adhere eyes, beak, and wings. Push dowel legs into bottom of egg. Position and push dowel ends into Model Magic feet.

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