Sunday, 28 March 2010

Chick, chick. chick, chick, chicken

I have been a bit chicken obsessed recently. It doesn't usually take much to get me searching ebay for chicken runs and at this time of year I am even worse!

And today my son and I decided to make a pompom chick.

The chick is made from:

  • two pompoms - one 65mm, one 85mm in diameter

  • 25g of yellow double knit yarn

  • a pipe cleaner

  • two buttons

  • thread for sewing eyes

  • card for the beak

  • glue for sticking on the beak

We made the two pompoms, and left the thread that you tie them round the middle with long, and used the long threads to tie the two pompoms tightly togther.
We threaded the pipecleaner through the middle thread of the larger pompom for the legs and bent the ends into feet. Sew on eyes and glue on a beak.

The nest was made last week by my other son from instructions found here.