Funky Chicken

Skill Level: Beginner

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Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Foam:
    • Egg: 3”
    • Balls: (2) 1" and (1) 2"
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter or serrated knife
  • Feather Boa - White
  • Craft Foam Sheet - Orange
  • 15 mm Wiggle Eyes 18”
  • Orange Plant Stake or Painted Wood Dowel
  • 1.5” Sequin Pins

Tools

  • Low-Temp Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutter

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.

 

 

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