Ribbon sculptures are great to create especially when they are adorable little animals. This Baby Chick Hair Clip Tutorial is fun and perfect for Spring.
Hello, it’s Rebeca from Clips N Things. Welcome again to the Ribbon Retreat Tutorial page.
Today I am so excited to share with you my Baby Chick Hair Clip Tutorial.
All of the materials I used are from The Ribbon Retreat.
Tools to make Baby Chick:
10.5″ of 3/8″ Grosgrain ribbon in Yellow
(Cut into 4.5″, 3.5″ and 2.5″ length pieces)
7″ of 3/8″ Grosgrain ribbon in White
(This piece is used to line your clip, if you fully line it. It might be less if you partially line your clip.)
1″ Grosgrain ribbon in orange for the beak.
(Cut in a triangle shape and heat seal the edges.)
Lighter or Wood Burning Tool
–Baby Chick Hair Clip Tutorial–
Make sure you heat seal all your pieces. Take your 2.5″ and 3.5″ pieces and glue the ends in a teardrop shape.
Take the ends of your 4.5″ piece, cut out a triangle, and heat seal those edges. You can also use a wood burning tool to cut and seal the edges in one step. This gives the look of feathers on his wings.
(You can just leave the edges straight if you prefer.)
Glue the ends together at 1″ and leave a loop on the top.
Glue the smaller teardrop to the back of the bigger teardrop. Flatten the loop on your head piece, crease, and apply glue to the creases ONLY.
Assemble your chick, by gluing the body to the head as shown.
Attach your chick to your lined alligator clip. Glue his triangle beak and googly eyes on.
You are done.
You can of course choose different colours or shades of yellow for the body and the beak.
Experiment and have FUN!!
Thank You Rebeca! How cute is that Baby Chick Hair Clip? I love all of the fun things Rebeca can make with a little bit of ribbon and a hair clip. Her ideas are always fabulous, and I am so happy she continues to share her talent with us. You can check out all of her ideas and creations by visiting her at Clips N Things.
Thanks again Rebeca. 🙂
I love ribbon sculptures and hair clips. I love seeing all the fun animals and creations that can be made by folding ribbon. We have so many fun ribbon sculpture tutorials on our blog, and I love them ALL. We also have a large variety of fun, fun, fun ribbon for you to create your own ribbon sculptures. Visit our website and let your creative side run wild.