Cute Chick Wall Art
- Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Shapes: Egg, 3-1/2”x4-7/8”; Block, 10”x10”x1”; Cone, 2”x3”
- BasicGrey Papers: Sweet Threads Collection The New Plaid, Mix and Match, Ruffled Mini, Lacy Organic, Weekend Look, Edgy Stripe; Kioshi Collection Water Lily, Camelia, Yuriko
- Orange tissue paper
- Green paper yarn
- Green ribbon, 3/8”-wide
- Yellow wool roving
- Assorted buttons, three
- Black metal brad, 5/8”
- Paper-wrapped twisted wire
- Small sawtooth hanger and nails
paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, toothpick, serrated knife, old wax candle, sponge brush, paintbrush, sponge dauber, newspaper (to cover work surface)
- Punches: small, medium flowers; notebook edge
- Scoring board
- Felting needle or tool
- Straight pins
- Orange acrylic paint
- Ink pads: rose, brown
- Plaid Mod Podge
- Adhesives: paper adhesive, double-sided tape, clear dots, foam squares, glue gun and sticks
- 1. Cover work surface with newspaper.
- 2. Score 12”x12” sheet of The New Plaid paper 1” from each side. Cut square from each corner of scored paper, creating tabs on each side. Using double-sided tape, center and adhere paper to front of foam block. Fold and adhere tabs to sides of block.
- 3. Working on one side at a time, use glue gun to adhere ribbon around base of block.
- 4. Using photo as guide, hand-cut three hills from green sides of Mix and Match and Ruffled Mini papers. Sponge edges with brown ink. Adhere two hills to background as shown using paper adhesive; adhere remaining hill using foam squares.
- 5. Cut 4”x6” Lacy Organic paper panel; border punch top edge with notebook punch. Sponge paper edges with rose ink; adhere to background as shown.
- 6. Cut 4”x6” Lacy Organic paper panel; border punch top edge with notebook punch. Sponge paper edges with rose ink; adhere to background as shown.
- 7. Cut three paper yarn lengths for flower stems. Adhere stems to background, tucking ends behind raised hill. Create three leaves from paper yarn; adhere to stems. Punch several paper flowers from assorted papers; layer and adhere to background. Adhere small button to center of each flower using clear dot.
- 8. Wax serrated knife with old candle. Cut foam egg and foam cone in half lengthwise; set aside one half of each shape for future project.
- 9. Place small amount yellow wool roving against rounded side of egg. Following manufacturer’s instructions, attach roving using felting tool. Continue until entire egg is covered.
- 10. Using sponge brush, apply Mod Podge to rounded side of cone. Apply orange tissue paper; let dry. Trim excess paper from edges. Apply second coat Mod Podge; let dry. Apply glue to one end of toothpick and push it halfway into base of cone. With foam shapes flat on work surface, apply glue to opposite end of toothpick and push into egg body. Use photo as positioning guide and apply dot of hot glue between shapes to secure. Push brad eye into body.
- 11. Print out patterns.
- 12. Cut wing from desired paper. Apply dot of hot glue to end of pin and then pin wing to body; shape with hands to fit contours of body.
- 13. Cut approximately 25 feathers from assorted papers. Sponge edges with brown ink. Beginning at tip of wing, adhere feathers to wing using clear dots; place dots under rounded end and leave narrow end free and dimensional.
- 14. Cut two lengths of twisted wire for chick’s legs. Bend wires to make feet. Paint wires orange; let dry. Position legs on block as desired, using photo as guide. When pleased with position, use glue gun to adhere legs to background.
- 15. Place chick over top of legs and press down firmly to mark leg placement. Turn chick over and carefully cut small notches from foam so body will fit around wires and rest flat against block. Using glue gun, adhere chick to block as shown.
- 16. Adhere sawtooth hanger to top center back of foam using glue gun. Apply glue to nail ends and insert into foam. Let dry.
- 1. To make cutting easier, run serrated knife blade across old wax candle before cutting STYROFOAM Brand Foam.
by Patty Schaffer for The Dow Chemical Co.