Let’s make tiny chickens! So little and just the right size for tiny rag doll world. They are quick and easy to make and it’s fun to work on a bunch at once. I’m using crepe paper from a roll. Streamers work too but I think crepe paper from rolls and sheets is easier to work with.
The hens are truly tiny, only about 2 inches from tail to beak. If you require a bigger little chicken I think it would be easy to scale them up.
lets’s make tiny paper hens!
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You will also need:
- one inch *styrofoam ball
- *crepe paper – sheets or streamers – sheets are easy to work with I think
- glue stick – I love the *uhu stick for paper
- optional – manicure scissors – super helpful for making little cuts
- acrylic paint and brushes
- white glue – elmer’s is good
- a fine tip black marker
1. Cut out and trace the two tiny template pieces onto cardboard.
2. Cut two triangles into the flat top of the head to make the comb.
3. Push the pointed bottom of the head piece into the ball.
4. Push it in until the bottom corners are inside the ball.
5. On the opposite side of the ball push the pointed bottom of the tail into the ball.
6. Push it in until the corners are inside the ball. Your piece should look like this. Paint a little white glue along the edge where the cardboard meets the ball. Let this dry.
7. Paint the cardboard the same color as your crepe paper. After the base paint is dry paint the comb area with red and the beak with yellow. It’s already pretty chickeny isn’t it.
8. Stretch your crepe paper – streamers aren’t that stretchy but sheets and rolls of crepe paper are. Cut two strips – one inch wide and about nine inches long each.
9. Fold each strip matching up the edges – the folded piece should be about two inches long.
10. Clip into one side with your scissors creating pointy fringe.
11. Unfold the strips and cut off a two inch piece.
12. Apply glue stick to the tail and wrap the two inch fringe piece around it. Use a little more glue to tack down the end of the paper.
13. Let that dry for a few minutes. While it’s drying cut 8 one inch pieces and 6 half inch pieces.