First you’ll need to cut a section of cardboard tube about 1 1/2 – 2″ high. Paint it white, inside and out, and set it aside to dry.
To make the legs, cut about 3″ off of an orange chenille stem (I used that for the chicks’ feet) and then cut the remaining length of the orange chenille in half.
From each of the two chenille legs, cut a 1″ piece. Cross the 1″ piece with the longer piece as shown above.
Now twist that 1″ piece around the longer piece.
Bend the foot so that your chicken will be able to stand. Glue the legs inside the bottom of the tube.
To make the chicken’s comb, bend a red chenille stem as shown above, trimming off the excess.
Glue the comb to the inside top of the tube.
The wings are made in a similar fashion from white chenille. Shape chenille into a heart shape, trim and glue to the side of the tube.
Paint a triangle for the beak and use a black Sharpie marker to add the eyes and eyebrows. Finally, dip a scruffy paintbrush or Q-tip in pink paint and dab off all the excess paint. The paintbrush will be almost dry. Dab pink on for the cheeks.
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