This fun little chick has a removable beak and feet. And he stands up by himself.
Craft Foam or Card Stock – Yellow, Orange, and Black
How to Make
I usually make a paper pattern first and try it out. Then I trace the paper pattern on the craft foam.
1. Draw around a lid or other round item on yellow craft foam or card stock to make a circle. My circle is about 3 inches across.
Cut it out.
2. Draw a foot piece on orange craft foam as shown and cut it out.
The dashed lines show where it will be folded.
3. Draw a diamond shape on orange craft foam and cut it out.
4. Fold the foot piece to find the center of the rectangular middle piece of the foot.
Make two cuts close together about half an inch long. Be careful to not cut the slit too wide or the feet won’t stay snuggly on the body.
Cut across the ends of the slit piece to remove it from the feet.
5. Fold the diamond shaped beak in half and cut 2 slits close together in the middle – about 3/8 inch long.
Be sure the slit is narrow enough that the beak will stay snuggly on the chicken.
7. Punch 2 circles from black craft foam for beady little eyes. Glue on the chick as shown.
8. Draw a wing shape on the yellow craft foam and cut it out. Make 2 if you want to put one on each side of the body.
8. Use glue or double sided tape to attach the wings.
9. Fold the beak in half and slip the edge of the chick body into the slit, near the eyes.
10. Fold the foot piece in half and slip it on the bottom of the chick body.
Fold the heel and feet up on the dash line.
If you are using card stock to make the chick, you only need to cut a slit in the beak and feet to attach them to the body.
You can use wiggly eyes if you prefer.
Pinch the folds on the beak and feet firmly to help make the folds stay.
I folded mine and put them under some heavy books for an hour or so also, and that helped the fold stay in.
© Noreen Doll