How to Make Felt Chickens

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How to Make Felt Chickens
Your felt chicken's design is only limited by your imagination. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Creating with felt lets young children not only be creative, but also practice their fine motor skills by drawing, tracing, cutting and gluing. Felt is soft, pliable, easy to work with and nice to touch when it's finished. Felt chickens are cute on their own and can also be added to a larger felt barnyard scene.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • White textile felt
  • Red, yellow, green and black felt scraps
  • Artist chalk
  • Craft glue

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Instructions

    Design and Cut Out Your Chicken

  1. 1

    Draw your basic chicken outline on a piece of paper to use as a template. Cut it out. This will be a frontal view of the chicken.

  2. 2

    Lay out your piece of white felt and place the body template on top of it. Trace around it with a marker. Cut out the piece of felt.

  3. 3

    Draw your designs for the beak, comb and face sack (the folds that go below the beak) on the paper and cut them out.

  4. 4

    Lay out the red scrap felt and place the template for the comb and face sack onto it. Trace around them and then cut them out.

  5. 5

    Lay out the yellow scrap felt and place the template for the beak on it. Trace around it and cut it out.

  6. 6

    Draw your designs for the eyes, legs and feet on the paper and cut them out.

  7. 7

    Lay out the black felt and place the template for the eyes on it. Trace around it and cut them out.

  8. 8

    Lay out the green felt and place the template for the legs and feet on it. Trace around it and cut them out.

    Glue and Decorate Your Chicken

  1. 1

    Lay out the chicken body made of white felt on a flat surface and using your craft glue, attach the comb to the top of the head.

  2. 2

    Glue the beak to the middle of the face, with the face sack directly below it.

  3. 3

    Glue the legs onto the bottom of your chicken.

  4. 4

    Glue on the eyes above the beak and use some red artist chalk to give the chicken flushed cheeks.

  5. 5

    Add more details as desired. Design a felt barnyard background and glue your chicken to it, adding other animals to create an entire scene.

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