We have made cards from ovals and circles, now how about a Chicken Card made from Triangles?
And when school is on holiday get the kids involved, to pass a few hours away, especially when it is raining.
Here's a card with a difference, and made with simple triangles of various sizes.
All hand cut and with no special skill needed.
The only added extra is the paper flower that makes the chickens comb.
And of course the ever useful "Googly Eye" which I got from my local craft shop
Follow these easy steps to recreate this card for yourself and get the kids involved too, they will love making these shaped cards for their friends ....
The first thing is to cut your triangles out.
You will need a large one for the body and I have rounded off the top of this.
Several smaller ones and the paper flower. It doesn't really matter if they are misshapen either
Fold the paper flower in half, so that the petals are all to one side.
On top of this lay the large triangle, with the rounded edge just on the flower.
Add a small triangle to the front for the beak, and a slightly larger one to the back for the tail feathers.
I used a different colored triangle for the wing and added it with foam pads to raise it up.
Add the white and colored card to the head for the eye, then layer it with a colour of your choice and then black again for the eyes centre.
I have added a "Googly Eye" to the top of mine
Then add two black strips are for the legs to the bottom of your chicken...
... and on the bottom of these I have added more small strips for the feet.
I added some backing paper to the card, and then tied it with a ribbon around the spine with a neat little bow.
And then as I was adding the completed chicken to the front of my card I stuck a big glue fingerprint on to the front of the actual card itself ...Oh you dirty girl.
So now I will have to find something to cover the print or guess who will have to do this card again????
Wait !! ... how about a sentiment
But at least you get the idea...Yes?
You could leave off the feet on your chicken card and have her sitting on a nest with some paper cut eggs in it ready for Easter.
Make the nest by simply over layering strips of thin brown paper on top of each other, in a random fashion to look like the nest, and then add your Easter sentiment to the card.
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