I have to say that this chicken was a lot of fun to make. For some reason, it gave giggles to my kiddos. They really enjoyed getting messy with glue while they were covering the balloon with scrap paper. Their laughter was very contagious. At the end, there was glue everywhere and the satisfaction of finishing this cute chicken.
How to make it:
Start your Yarn Balloon Chicken by inflating the balloon to a desirable size.
Cover the balloon with several layers of scrap paper and glue. Let it dry. The layers of scrap paper and glue will make a very hard surface. The more layers you put on, the harder the chicken will be.
Then cover the balloon with the yarn.
Cut a string of yarn of about a yard long. Fold the string in 3 parts and cut the ends. Tie up an end and braid the strands to make a leg. Tie up the other end to secure. Repeat this step to make the other leg.
Cut the beak form the orange construction paper and the crown from the red one, as shown in the picture below.
Cut the wattle and boots from the red felt and the wings from the yellow one, as shown in the picture below.
Pop up and remove the balloon. Glue all the parts on the yarn balloon.
Base (optional): Paint the bottle cap in the same color of the yarn. Then glue it on the bottom to make a nice stand base for the chicken.