31 Unique Chicken Crafts
When looking for chicken crafts, making them is made so much easier if the project includes instructions. You'll find many of the chicken crafts ideas here suitable for kids to make, and also projects which you'll want to make for yourself or for gifts.
Some folks use a chicken theme in decorating their kitchens. I have a couple of friends who have everything from cookie jars to aprons to trivets and towels with the chicken theme. I hope you are able to find a couple of projects here that you'll want to make for yourself or as a gift.
The cool, and unique chicken craft shown above can be found at Crafts 'n Coffee.
1. Paisley Gourd Chickens
Although I don't have gourds, I love the looks of these paisley chickens. I'd go to SUZY’S SITCOM for the painting instructions after making a paper mache chicken. I really enjoy doing paper mache, but if you rather do the gourd chickens, I'm sure that you can find gourds at a craft store.
2. Egg Cozy
These little felt egg cozies will keep your boiled egg nice and warm til you're ready to eat it. You'll find the directions for making this cute craft at Craftrebella.
3. Funky Chicken
Have you ever wondered what the funky chicken looked like? This cutie, with instructions for making it at Crafts 'n Coffee makes me want to laugh out loud. Love it!
4. Chicken Potholders
Don't you love the bright colors of these chicken potholders? Find the downloadable pattern at easy free patterns for crocheting these cuties. These would make a nice stocking stuffer gift or a little something added to a bridal shower gift.
5. Farm Animal tp Roll Chick
This is just one of the farm animals, using tp rolls, that you'll find at CRAFTS by Amanda. You'll find directions there too. This is one of the many projects that kids can make on their own.
6. Henna, the Hen
There is a video tutorial included with this crafty hen. You'll find the directions on the 123Peppy site. You'll need at least one of these in your chicken collection.
7. Stuffed Chickens
You can stuff these chickens, but don't eat them.Different fabrics and prints will change the looks of each chicken that you make. Find the instructions at AOK Corral. These chickens would be a great gift idea for a collector.
8. Cute Thumb Print Chicks
9. Chick, Chick, Chicken
A very simple yet cute craft. You'll find the instructions for this project at KROKATAK. Consider adding feathers to the wings for a different look.
10. Chicken Door Stop
You know that a cute little door stop would never stay where it belongs, by a door. It'd find it's way on an end table or such. See how these cuties are made by finding the instructions at the theguardian.
11. Paper Mache/Plate Chickens
I love this project. I'm sure the kids will really enjoy making these chickens that start with a paper plate, are stuffed with newspaper, taped and then paper mached. Find exactly how to do this project by going to mollymoo.
12. Rustic Country Chickens
Styrofoam sheets and blocks and fabric are a few of the supplies you'll need to make rustic country chickens like the ones shown above. You'll find the tutorial for this project at favecrafts.com.
13. Chicken Potholder
A useful and attractive addition to the chicken themed kitchen. The pattern and instructions are found at eHow mom. A chicken potholder is a very nice gift idea for mom or grandma. An easy and useful item to sell at craft shows.
14. Love Chick
On the site this is called a love bird, but to me it looks more like a little chick, so that's why I'm adding it here. Anyway it's really cute. Go to Molly Chicken for the patterns and directions.
15. Chickens With Hearts
This is a woodworking project. I love the colors. Go to Freecraftz for the patterns and instructions. Imagine how you can make this chicken perfect for your home by changing the colors and maybe even adding some prints.
16. Paper Cup Chick
Even the littlest kids will be able to make this chick. Go to Craftbits.com for the directions. This would be a nice and easy activity to include in a birthday party celebration for a little one.
17. A Buff in the Box
A really nice ornament made with felt. You'll find the pattern and instructions at the Downeast Thunder Farm. I love working with felt because it doesn't ravel, but also because of all the colors that they have to work with.
18. Chicks and Eggs Garland
You can make a really cool looking Easter garland featuring chicks and eggs, by going to the Parents site for the tutorial. The little chicks garland would also look cute in a baby's room or as a theme for a baby shower.
19. Easter Puppet Chicks
20. Chicken Pincushion
A great stocking stuffer for all the sewers and crafters that you know. Go to Quilting Works.com for the directions. Depending on the colors that you use, these little chickens would also look great as little extra pieces to set on a shelf or end table.
21. Spring Chicken
Just imagine a basket filled with these spring chickens. You'll find the pdf with pattern and directions at sew mama sew. Part of the reason I like this chicken so much is I really like the combinations of different fabrics used. Outstanding!
22. Paper Mache Hens
Be sure to check out this paper mache hen because I think the method is interesting and easy to do. Covered with scrapbook paper, there's no limit to all the different, unique hens that you can make. Go to mollymoo for the tutorial and templates.
23. Easter Chicken Pouches
A great idea for a party favor at a wedding or baby shower. Just change the colors to whatever is appropriate for the occasion. Go to Ulla's Quilt World to see how to make them. These chicken pouches will hold candy eggs for Easter also.
24. Clay Pot Chick
Use your imagination and think up other farm animals to make with clay pots. You'll find this chick on the Craftideas.info website. Change the colors and have a great pastel parade of chcks to display this Easter. Think a centerpiece with colored eggs.
25. Balloon and Yarn Chicken
This is definitely a project that the kids can do. Very easy and very cute. Go to grass potato for the pictured tutorial. Have each of the children use different colors of yarn and use different colors of felt for the feet. That will make it easy for them to know which one is theirs, and it'll make for a nice grouping.
26. Chick Magnet
We don't usually associate an actual chick when we hear the phrase, "chick magnet," but here it is at Craftideas.info. You can never have too many refrigerator magnets, so make these in a variety of colors.
27. Chick Sicles: Use for Boo Boos
You have to scroll way down on the page to get this cooling pad for kids' ouchies pattern. Go to Just Another Hangup for this pattern. Love all the different looks you can get by just using different colors and prints of fabrics
28. Preschool Chicken
This is a very cute little chicken project, made using paper plates, that the little preschool kids can make. You'll find this preschool craft at Tutus &Tea.
29. Yarn Chick
Use up scraps of yarn making little yarn chicks. See how it is done by going to Crafts 'n Coffee. Just a little different look than from the earlier yarn chick. Both are really cute so just pick your favorite.
30. Chirpy Chicks
Learn how to make these cute chirpy chicks by going to the Canadian Living website. Who would believe these cuties are made using pom poms that you make yourself. The directions for making the pom poms are included with the instructions for making these chirpy chicks.
31. Light Bulb Chick
I guess I wouldn't really consider this a craft that you'd let the kids do alone, or one that they could play with because light bulbs do tend to break. But, making them for hanging decorations or for additions to centerpieces, will work great. Go to Family Crafts for the instructions.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer