FloraCraft® Funky Spring Chickens

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Funky Spring Chickens

You'll be sure to go "cluck, cluck, cluck" with delight when you make the FloraCraft® Funky Spring Chickens for Easter!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Use the wire cutters to cut the wood dowel in half to create the two 9 inch legs. Paint each Medium Orange. When dry, insert the legs about 1 inch into the 3 inch ball, about 1 inch apart using low-temp glue gun and glue sticks to secure. For the small chick cut two 6 inch legs and glue in about 3/4 inch apart into the 2 inch ball. Tip: It is easier to attach the legs before adding the feathers.
  • 3
    Cut the White boa in half. Cut two 1 inch pieces from the end of each half boa and set aside for the feet. Pin one end of the half boa to the top of the 3 inch ball. Wrap it down the ball and through the legs, up the back and pin again at the top. Now wrap the boa around the sides of the ball in the opposite direction, pin at the top and wrap down across the front of the legs and pin again at the top, dividing the ball in quarters. Use the remaining boa to fill in each of the four sections, pinning at the top and bottom to secure. Repeat this step with the other half boa covering the small chick the same way. Save remaining boa for future project.
  • 4
    Cut the 2 inch and 1-1/2 inch balls in half using the serrated knife. These will be used for the feet. Stand the chickens upright and push the legs into the rounded sides of the half balls, using low-temp glue and glue gun to secure. The 2 inch feet are for the big chicken.
  • 5
    Cut two, 2-1/2 inch and two, 2 inch circles of the Orange craft foam sheet and glue to the bottom of each foot using the smaller circles for small chicken. Glue the 1 inch pieces of Yellow boa around each ankle.
  • 6
    Glue a 15 mm wiggle eye onto the center of each 1 inch ball. Glue the eyeballs side by side to the larger chicken. Roll two 1 inch balls on the table firmly to compress them into about 3/4 inch balls. Glue a 12 mm eye onto the center of each ball and glue to the smaller chicken.
  • 7
    Cut a 2 inch x 2 inch square of the orange craft foam sheet and glue adjacent corners together to form a cone beak. Cut the wide end of the cone to even the edges then glue the beak to the large chicken, just below the eyes. Repeat using a 1-1/2 inch x 1-1/2 inch square of Orange craft foam for the small chicken's beak.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 3 inch 104183635
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2 inch 104183633
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 12 pc. 1-1/2 inch 104183627
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Medium Orange 104107607
  • Forrester Wood Dowel 3/8 inch x 36 inch 104146712
  • Touch of Nature® Marabou Feather Boa 6 foot White 104277170
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Orange 104258589 (2)
  • Ruler
  • Sequin Pins
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 12 mm 75 pc. 104233380
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 15 mm 60 pc. 104233381
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Nicole™ Crafts School Brush Set 5 pc. 104120042
  • Scissors
  • Panacea™ Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865