That was what I was pondering whilst designing today’s item which involves a cute Easter treat featuring a chick and some eggs…

Cadbury’s Mini Eggs to be exact…mmm…one of my favorite seasonal treats…and being an English gal, how can I resist them?!  I grew up munching on them and so dashed off this morning to get some…oh they are SO good!

So last week we hopped and this week we tweet…here is my little chick and look what he is holding in his wings…

A Cello Tube filled with lots of yellow and white Mini Eggs!   Yes, they fit in there perfectly too, which is a great Easter themed alternative to Jelly Beans and M&Ms…

Please read on for details on how to make him plus a link to my free printable tutorial and as always, this week’s blog candy.

So how did I make him? Just like my Bunny I made last week, he is made using punched and die cut shapes – I made his head using my Big Shot and the Scallop Circle #2 Die, his wings using the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Die and everything else using a selection of Stampin’ Up!’s Punches, all of which are listed in my Easter Chick tutorial.

What colors did I use? I used Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Whisper White and Basic Black to make him.

The Tube? It’s a cello tube filled with Mini Eggs – it also holds M&Ms and Jelly Beans perfectly – there is a peel off sealing strip on one end that holds the goodies firmly inside and is almost invisible to see when sealed.

I simply attached it under his wings each side with some Mini Glue Dots and there is one CUTE treat!

Want some of these Cello Tubes? I have them…read on for details!

WANT MY FREE TUTORIAL SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN CUTE CHICK? Click HERE to find it in my Project Tutorials section where you will find a printable version too.

I have listed all of the Dies & Punches along with how many shapes of each are needed to make him in that tutorial too.

Now to make it super simple for you to make your own bunch of Chicks…


What is in a Kit?  ALL the consumables you need to make 10 Chicks including all the die cut, punched out and scored pieces of cardstock PLUS 10 Cello Tubes.

The Make-a-Chick Kit price includes shipping – please note that you will need to supply adhesives and the candies to put into your cello bags

How do you purchase my Make-a-Chick Kit?

By clicking on my Buy Now link below – I ship to US mailing addresses only.

How many Kits?

Just want the Cello Tubes?

They are available in packages of 20 or 50…or email me if you want more!  Please note that shipping is to US mailing addresses only.

How many Tubes?

And lastly onto this week’s Blog Candy…leave me a comment to let me know what you would put in the cello tubes and you will be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will be drawn on Friday…

That lucky winner will receive a kit to make a Chick plus a bag of Jelly Beans – so be sure to come back Friday and see if you are the winner!

Don’t forget that there is just 3 DAYS OF SALE-A-BRATION LEFT – HURRY and get your order in before it’s too late!


What came first…the chick or the egg?
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17 thoughts on “What came first…the chick or the egg?

  • March 29, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I love this little guy, he’ll look great on the table at Easter. I would put Cadbury’s mini eggs in the tubes!

  • March 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    The chick is adorable – even from the back! What would I put in the tubes – not very imaginable but my favoriate – yellow and orange jelly beans. But, I did see some fun little marshmellows in bunny shapes at the store that might fit. Since I don’t have any children, I guess I would put some dog biscuits in the tube for my dog! He is like a little kid! Thanks for sharing you adorable chick! Gee, maybe something magnetic so it could be a chick magnet? Sorry, couldn’t help myself! I am a bit tired.

  • March 29, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Sara, This is just too darn cute! I’m going to make a couple for my granddaughter! TFS!

  • March 29, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Hi- What a cute idea!!! I would put Easter colored M & M’s in them—-Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs Kay

  • March 29, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    How adorable! Thank you so much for all of your inspiration and tutorials (not to mention the opportunity to win blog candy!). I think you’re right – Cadbury Mini Eggs it would have to be!

  • March 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    So cute. I would definitely put candy in the bags. I love the mini Cadbury eggs and jelly beans.

    I’ve always loved Cadbury buttons too, but I nevr found them in the U.S.

  • March 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Sooooo cute!! I think I might go for Lindors truffles, but definitely choclate!

  • March 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    What a sweet chicken! I’ll have to try it out soon!
    I have never see such Cello Tubes here in Germany. Wonderful idea for Smarties, Germans M&M’s!

    hugs Regina

  • March 30, 2011 at 7:07 am

    This guy is GREAT! I love your ideas for using the 1×8 bags in a new way. I’ve never had Cadbury mini eggs so I would use them, and sample a few along the way! Thanks so much for sharing.jmniffer

  • March 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

    How about some SU buttons???? Maybe ribbon??? Oh the mind wanders.
    Love your blog and thanks for the absolute best Easter treat idea so far in 2011.

  • March 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I would use the Cadbury mini eggs or pastel M & M’s. Very cute idea!

  • March 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Love the mini cadbury egg idea!! I don’t know how many I would put in it though.
    Love your work and creativity!!
    Tionyalynn at yahoo dot com

  • March 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I love your little chick. I would put M & M’s in the tubes.

  • March 31, 2011 at 6:11 am

    This is such a cute chick! Love the mini eggs!
    I am going to look for the eggs today so I can make some! I am ordering the tubes from you! What a fun project for my students!

  • March 31, 2011 at 7:22 am

    I just love the chick and the bunny. What about a spring decorated pencil, instead of the candy, for a school treat?

  • April 1, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Sarah,I love this idea and will definitely make some for friends of all ages, I think I’ll use the easter m and M’s and the mini eggs as I love them.Thanks for sharing and for this oportunity to win

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