Here's a super easy Easter treat that you can make from a mini Altoid tin. I added these to my kids' baskets a couple of years ago and the idea was to dress up the tin so it looked better in the basket, but, once the mints are all gone, the tin makes a cute little storage container. On the other hand, if you've already been saving your Altoid tins (and I know you do!) then this is an easy way to decorate it for Easter. Of course, you can use the large size tins, or really any tin, as you will see.
Materials: *Altoid tin or something similar *assorted sizes of pastel colored pompoms *coordinating 1/4" wide ribbon long enough to wrap around the edge of the tin with a little overlap *small scrap of yellow felt *smidge of a scrap of black felt *thick white glue *hot glue *scissors
How to Make a Pompom Chick:
I used white glue to make the chick. You can use hot glue if you want, but, since the pieces are so small, it will make it easier to burn your fingers so be careful.
You'll need one large pompom and one medium pompom of the same color.
Glue a medium pompom onto a large pompom. Cut the smallest bit from your black felt and roll it between your fingers until it forms a ball. Make another one, and then glue them to the sides of your chick's head to make the eyes.
Cut out a small diamond shape from the yellow felt and then fold it in half to form the beak. Press it with your fingers to make it hold its shape then glue the folded edge to the head of your chick between the eyes.
Your chick is done! I used one chick for each mini-sized tin, if you use a larger tin you may want to have more on each one.
How to Make the Tin:
The tin is even easier. Spread some hot glue on the lid of your tin and start sticking on the pompoms. Caution! The tin will get very hot because of the hot glue so be careful when handling it. Use a variety of colors and sizes (extra small to medium). Start at the center and work to the edge; it's okay if they hang over the edge a bit.
Now, run a bead of hot glue around the edge of the tin and glue down your ribbon. Begin, and end, at the back of the tin to hide where the ribbon overlaps and trim as needed.
Glue the chick to the top of the pompom covered tin and admire!