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Spring chickens

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The perfect way to brighten your day and desk...and of course celebrate spring, is with a wobbly spring chicken.

What you'll need:

  • Modelling clay or Plasticine - you'll need a colour for your chicken and yellow for it's beak
  • Toothpick
  • Two small beads
  • Gauge wire
  • Pencil

What to do:

  1. Roll your Plasticine or clay into two balls - one for the head and one for the body. Keep both part separate for now.
  2. Then, make some wings and a tail - you can use the toothpick to draw some 'feathers' on these - and press them onto the body you've made.
  3. Using your yellow clay/Plasticine make a beak and stick this onto your chickens head.
  4. Take you two small beads and press these into the head too - to make the eyes. You could always use googly eyes too if you can find some small ones - unless of course you're making a GIANT chicken!
  5. Next we're making the spring...using your gauge wire, curl this around a pencil but leave the ends straight.
  6. Insert the ends of your spring into both the head and body of your chicken.
  7. If you'e chosen to use bakeable clay, you it says on the packaging.

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