Chicken and Chicks Craft

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For this weeks fine motor activity we made a mama hen and some chicks!

All 3 kids rather enjoyed this activity even if my 4 year old just inspected the feathers and threw them into the air! My 2 year old and 5 year old had a blast sticking said feathers to the actual chicken.

cheep cheep hen and chick craft

For this craft you will need:

  • Craft foam in white, yellow, orange and red.
  • Paper
  • Feathers
  • Glue
  • googly eyes
  • Craft stick or two spread the glue

Start by drawing the outlines of the chicks and hen on the white (hen) and yellow (chicks) foam. Cut little triangles from the orange foam for beaks and a head crown for the hen from the red foam. Also cut a flap that resembles a wing from the paper.

trace out the chicks

Gather all your crafty items and let the kids begin!gather all your craft items

My 5 year old is already a pro at using the glue and quickly put his hen together.hen needs some eyes

Stick down the wing flap.make a flap for the wings

Add some eyes and beaks to your chicks!stick your chicks together

Spread the glue on the body of the hen and chicks using the craft sticks and begin adding feathers.give your hen some feathers

You might even need to cut the feathers which is also great practice with scissors usage.chicks have feathers too

Once all the sticking was done I put the hen and chicks on a tray on a high shelf to dry for the day.let the glue dry

Once dry the wing flap will lift up and the chicks can be placed under the wing.chicks under the flap

One chick, two chicks, three chicks. This makes a great counting game too!how many chicks do you see

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  1. I love this idea. I think my daughter would have a blast making chicks and chickens!

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  2. This is all kinds of awesome! And I’m glad to know my daughter isn’t the only one who is more interested in tossing feathers in the air than actually making anything with them! 😉

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