Chick Treasure Keeper

Olivera Bratich

This adorable recycled chick can hide tiny treasures, candies or notes - perfect for gift giving. First you'll need an empty egg carton, thus answering the age-old question of which came first - the chick or the egg!

  • Empty egg carton
  • Yellow paint
  • Yellow and orange construction paper
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

1. Cut two egg cups from the empty carton. Cutting these can be tricky, so this step is best left to adults or older children.

2. Paint the inside and outside of the cups yellow.

3. While the paint dries, cut out two triangles from the orange and the yellow scraps of paper. This will be your chick's wings and beak.

4. Cut out webbed feet from the orange construction paper.

5. Lay one egg cup on top of the other. Cut off any excess that does not allow the cup to lay flat.

6. Glue the feet to the bottom.

7. To attach the wings: Fold a tiny strip of each triangle. Glue along the strip and attach to the inside of the bottom egg cup. The rest of the triangle should be sticking straight out of the cup.

8. To attach the beak: Again, fold a tiny strip of each triangle and glue along this strip. Attach one triangle to the top egg cup and the other to the bottom egg cup.

9. Use a black marker to draw the eyes of your chick.

10. Add treasures to the inside of your chick!

Olivera Bratich owns Wholly Craft, 3155 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 100 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 1-8 p.m., weekdays except Tuesdays when they're closed, 12 noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to or call 614-447-3445.