Happy Easter from Academy Ford

Happy Easter to our Academy Ford family!  We hope your holiday is filled with lots of yummy chocolates and bunnies, and plastic eggs filled with surprises!


Maybe even an Easter bunny costume for your car…

Our gift to you: we found a fun craft project that might help keep the kids busy while your preparing the big meal.  Check it out!

Jelly Bean Chicks

What you’ll need per chick:

1/3 cup jelly beans

Pleated sandwich bag

1 large yellow pom pom

3 yellow foam hearts

2 small wiggle eyes

Scrap of orange felt or foam

Chenille stem

Small pom pom (color to match chenille stem)

White craft glue


How to make it:

Pour jelly beans into sandwich bag. Gather beans into one corner of the bag and twist chenille stem snugly around the bag.

Trim the top of the bag, above the chenille stem, to about 1/2 inch. Fan out the top of the bag as if opening it to expose the center.

Put a generous amount of white glue on the yellow pom pom and place on top of the bag.

Put two yellow foam hearts next to each other on the table. These will be your chick’s feet. Glue bag on top of the feet so that the rounded ends of the hearts are poking out the front.

Cut the third yellow foam heart on half, these two pieces will be your chick’s wings. Glue one to each side of the jelly bean bag.

Glue wiggle eyes to the front of the pom pom head.

Cut a small triangle from the orange felt or foam and glue on as the beak.

Use the scissors to trim the ends of the chenille stem to about 2-3” each. Fold each side of the chenille stem in toward the center to look like a bow tie.

Glue small pom pom to the center of the chenille bow tie.

Craft info found at http://crafts.kaboose.com/jelly-bean-chick.html

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday! 

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