In this workshop, we will play with materials such as water, flour, salt, and tempera to bring to life a cute little chick that has hatched from its egg. The kids will also get to enjoy some chocolate eggs.
Through this activity, the children will not only have the opportunity to explore their creativity, but also create fun Easter-themed decorations to adorn The Tree of Life.


1. The Dough
Mix flour (2 units), salt (1 unit), and warm water (half unit) together until you obtain a soft dough. If the dough is too sticky, add a little bit more flour. If there is any leftover dough, it can be stored in the fridge wrapped in cling film for a few days. If you wish, you can add food coloring to create colored salt dough.

2. Creation
In this step, using the different shapes of colored salt dough, the children can manipulate the dough to create chicks and their eggshells, using a rolling pin or other tools such as toothpicks. To make the eyes, you can use beads, black pepper grains or whatever you have available.

3. Decoration
Provide the children with acrylic paints, brushes, glitter, beads, and other decorative materials that they can use to paint and decorate their salt dough creations.

4. Drying
Let the salt dough creations dry completely. This will take approximately 24 hours.
Alternatively, the creations can be baked in the oven to speed up the drying process. In this case, place the chicks on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake them at 150°C for about an hour, or until they are completely dry and hard.

5. Display
Once the chicks are finished, they can be used to decorate the home for Easter. The children can hang them on windows or walls, or place them on a decorative plate as a centerpiece. If you have enough time and resources, you could also organize a small exhibition for the parents, where the children can display their salt dough artwork and show them how they created their cute Easter chicks.

In conclusion, a creative Easter-themed workshop where cute chicks are made using salt dough and food coloring can be a fun and engaging activity for children.
This activity not only allows children to explore their creativity, but also develop their motor skills, learn new artistic techniques, and discover something new about the Easter tradition.

Quick Info

Addressed to:
  • kindergarten
  • preschool
  • primary school
  • birthdays
  • public/private events
  • families
Age range:4-10 years
N° partecipants:Max 15 kids
Duration:2.5 hours
Required material:Salt, flour, water, tempera colours
Place:Outdoor or indoor