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Clip-Art Craft: Friendly Flock

Feather your Easter or spring party table with a mother hen and her brood of chicks. Hyacinths nest within the centerpiece, and candy peeps out from the hatchlings, which serve as favors. Your guests will cluck their approval.




  • Chicken template
  • Heavyweight matte paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Glue stick
  • Small white paper bags in two sizes (3 inches wide by 2 inches deep, and 6 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep)
  • Cellophane bags
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers
  • Twine
  • Low vase or glass
  • Hen template


  1. Step 1

    Download and print our chicken template onto paper twice.

  2. Step 2

    Cut roughly around images. Score along dotted lines with bone folder, and then fold. Glue wrong sides together. (You should have 2 double-sided chicks.) Cut out images carefully.

  3. Step 3

    Trim top of paper bag so it is 2 inches tall. Glue a chick to one side of closed bag, aligning base of image with bottom of bag. Unfold bag and repeat on other side.

  4. Step 4

    Fill a cellophane bag with treats, such as candy-coated chocolate eggs, and tie with ribbon; place inside paper bag.

  5. Step 5

    Download and print our hen template onto paper twice. Using the mirror-image function on the copier or your computer, make 2 reverse images.

  6. Step 6

    Glue wrong sides of images together, creating 2 double-sided hens. Carefully cut out images.

  7. Step 7

    Trim top of paper bag so it is 5 inches tall. Glue a hen to one side of closed bag, aligning base of image with bottom of bag. Unfold bag, and repeat on other side.

  8. Step 8

    Trim flower stems so that blooms will peek out just over the top of the hen; bundle stems with twine. Arrange flowers in a water-filled vase, and set container inside paper bag.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2007



Reviews (9)

  • jtrent002 5 Mar, 2015

    The template links aren't working right now. This is adorable; can't wait to get the templates!

  • MSLO Moderator 5 Mar, 2015

    Template links provided under STEPS load properly; click on chicken template link (Step 1) and hen template (Step 5).

  • purplecow45 15 Mar, 2011

    SandyJoe try looking at a cake decorate store that all so has candy suplies they should have little bag most likely white hope this helps

  • Southpawsmom 20 Jan, 2011

    I have had no luck looking for the little bags. Anyone have more luck than I have had?

  • jeansaporito 1 Apr, 2010

    These are real cute. They really look like spring.

  • KatrinaRachel 4 Feb, 2010

    Click on Easter Art and Templates
    Look on right side of page in blue script for words: Make a hen centre piece...
    As you read through the How To section you will see underlined links that will take you to the
    PDF files with the templates. Hope that helps.

  • Summeryet 4 Apr, 2009

    Does anyone know how to get to the templates? I have tried the front door, the back door, and every door I can think of. All I get is this comments page. HELPL!

  • mavenoso 2 Apr, 2009

    Craft Stores have them by candy making supplies - all sizes, clear or decorated.

    Happy Easter!

  • charlotte1150 2 Apr, 2009

    Does anyone know where you can purchase these little bags for the chicks?