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Supplies

  • Basket
  • Assorted sizes of styrofoam eggs
  • Styrofoam block
  • Toothpicks or small dowels
  • Two to three shades of acrylic craft paint (yellow, yellow orange, and orange)
  • Brown craft paint for spatters
  • Paper towels
  • Black and white craft paint for dot eyes
  • Extender
  • Sponge brush
  • Fine liner brush or fine point marker
  • Toothbrush for spatters
  • Florist oasis
  • Green yarn
  • Ribbon
  • HERSHEY'S MINIATURES Chocolate Bars

Instructions

  1. To create the egg chicks, push a toothpick or a small dowel into the bottom of each egg and place the other end of the toothpick into a styrofoam block - this will make it easier to hold the egg upright for painting and drying.
  2. With the sponge brush, paint the eggs assorted colors, we used yellow and yellow orange paint, then let them dry. To add some country charm, thin some brown paint with water, then use a toothbrush to lightly spatter the paint onto the eggs. Make sure to practice spattering on a paper towel before you attempt to add color to the eggs.
  3. Next you're ready to add some personality to your chicks. To create the beak, use the orange paint and make a small diamond shape. Thin some black paint with water or Extender, and then use a liner brush to apply eyes, wings, and a smile. Make sure to dot the eyes with white paint on the end of a toothpick to add a highlight.
  4. Once your eggs are completely dry, it's time to assemble the basket. Place a square of oasis (from a florist shop) in the bottom of the basket and then cover it with green yarn. Add the chicks by sticking the end of the toothpicks into the oasis. Tie a ribbon to the basket handle.
  5. For a special touch, wrap HERSHEY'S MINIATURES Chocolate Bars with ribbon and then attach the candy to the oasis using a long glass-head pin.
  6. WARNING: Don't include the pins if you intend to give the basket to small children.
  7. NOTE: To change the color of a brown basket, you can create a white glaze and brush it on. To make the glaze, water down white acrylic craft paint with Extender. Use a large brush to apply the glaze and then let it dry.
  8. Completed craft is for decorative purposes only. Candy used should not be consumed.