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Funky Chicken

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Designed by Dondi Richardson
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Materials

STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
+Egg: 3”
+Balls: Two 1″ and one 2″

Design It:® Foam Cutter or serrated knife
Feather Boa – White
Craft Foam Sheet – Orange
15mm Wiggle Eyes18”
Orange Plant Stake or Painted Wood Dowel
1.5” Sequin Pins
Low-Temp Glue Gun & glue sticks
Scissors
Wire Cutters

Instructions

  1. Use the wire cutters to cut the plant stake or wood dowel in half to create the two 9” legs.  Insert the legs about 1” into the bottom, wide end of the egg, about 1” apart using low-temp glue to secure.  Tip: It is easier to attach the legs before adding the feathers.
  2. Cut the feather boa in half and save the leftovers for a future project.  Cut two 1” pieces from one end of the boa and set aside for the feet.  Pin one end of the remaining boa to the top of the egg; wrap it down the egg and through the legs and pin again at the top.  Now wrap the boa around the egg in the opposite direction, down across the front of the legs and pin again at the top, dividing the egg in quarters.  Use the remaining boa to fill in each of the four sections, pinning at the top and bottom to secure.
  3. Cut the 2” ball in half using the Foam Cutter.  These will be used for the feet.  Stand the chicken upright and push the legs into the rounded sides of the half balls, using low-temp glue to secure.  Cut two, 2 ½” circles of the orange craft foam sheet and glue to the bottom of each foot.  Glue the 1” pieces of boa around each ankle.
  4. Glue a wiggle eye onto the center of each 1” ball.  Glue the eyeballs side by side to the upper portion of the egg.
  5. Cut a 2” x 2” square of the orange craft foam sheet and glue adjacent corners together to form a cone.  Cut the wide end of the cone to even the edges then glue to the egg, just below the eyes.

As seen in our Make It: Fun Summer 2011 book:

4 Comments

  1. April
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    this is the cutiest!!

  2. Marcia
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love this! It is so cute! I am going to make me one! Thankyou for showing this!

  3. Posted September 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    These are just adorable. After Halloween and Christmas, then we start Easter. My grandkids will love them. So will my husband!

  4. tina
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Just got done making 4 of these. Made 2 of them in white and 2 in yellow, and oh my god are they really cute. I made 2 of them for a gift and the other 2 are for me but now not dure if im going tp give them away. Thank you for the post.

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