Bunnies aren’t the only cuties featured around Eastertime! Chicks are very much associated with the holiday as well, and while we’re making chicks, we might as well make some hens too! Jodi Levine of super make it made the cutest gumdrop menorah, and these Easter cupcake toppers are definitely inspired by her adorable creation. These are easy enough for kids to make, with a little guidance, and are perfect for Easter, or even a farm themed birthday celebration!
The current situation may allow for some extra time to bake cupcakes with the kiddos, and these gumdrop chicks add a little springtime whimsy, and a whole lot of joy. They’re almost too cute to eat!
what you need:
- Spice Drops (yellow, white, red, orange)
- Black ball sprinkles
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
Use yellow gumdrops to make the chick body, and white for the hen. Place your first gumdrop on the top of the toothpick with the narrow end facing downward. Place the second gumdrop on the toothpick with the wide end facing downward, and touching the other gumdrop.
Cut off a small piece of your orange gumdrop, and cut that piece into a small, triangular shape. Place it on the top gumdrop (face) as the beak.
Above the beak, use a toothpick to poke two tiny eye sockets, and place your black sprinkles in the holes. You may need to use a toothpick to poke them in deep enough to stay in place.
For the yellow chick, cut off a tiny piece of another yellow gumdrop, and cut the piece into two even tinier pieces. One should be slightly longer than the other. Place them in a “v” on top of the chick’s head to look like two little feathers sticking up. For the hen, cut one tiny strip off of a red gumdrop, and angle the cut so that it has a wide and narrow end. Place it in the middle of the hen’s head, like a Mohawk, with the wide end by the face, and the narrow end in the back.
Cut off a tiny piece of an orange gumdrop, and cut that in two. It really doesn’t matter how these are shaped…somehow, it ends up working out! Place them at the bottom of the chick or hen to look like feet.
Stand a gumdrop on its base, and cut a skinny sliver off each side. Cut 3-4 slits in the wide end of each sliver, and fan them out to look like wings.
Place the wings on the sides of the body (not head). You may even lift the head a bit, and place the tips of the wings on top of the body, and then squish the head down onto the wings and body. This makes them stick out a bit.
Your gumdrop chicks are ready to celebrate. Happy Easter!