By Mary Ayres
Woodsies® – Teardrops, ovals, and circles
Americana® Acrylic paint – ivory, bright yellow, orange,
barn red, terra cotta, black
- White Glue
- Kids Choice™
½” flat stiff brush
Tagboard – green
- Paper towels
- Water bin
- Orange ribbon – ¼”
orange satin – 1 yard
- Yellow gingham ribbon –
½ yard – 1” wide
- Natural color shred
- Silk leaves
1. Trace rooster body pattern onto file folder
and cut out.
2. Glue or cut the following pieces for body:
1. Head –
layer and glue two small rounds to one side in center of
2. Comb – cut off the bottom 1/3 of the rounded end
of 3 smallest teardrops. Glue to back of head.
3. Beak – Cut the bottom third of the smaller teardrop
in a curve and glue to the front of the head.
4. Legs – Cut a medium teardrop in half lengthwise.
Glue the curved end of a small teardrop onto the pointed
end of the leg.
5. Tail - Three large teardrops.
6. Wing – Three sizes of teardrops layered and glued
toward the rounded end.
To make painting easier, tape the body and pieces to a piece
of cardboard. Referring to photo for placement, glue on teardrops
to body starting at the tail then working towards the neck
with smaller teardrops. Let glue dry.
4. Squeeze a puddle of each color of paint on pallette. Referring
to photo for color - paint the pieces. Paint on the base colors
and let dry. Dry brush detail over the top. Add a dot of black
paint for the eye – a black marker would also work for
5. Position pieces to form rooster on colored cardboard and
glue into place.
6. Measure and cut ribbon for outside of the board. Apply
glue to the back of the ribbon and press in place. Apply glue
around the feet and press in natural shred. Glue leaves in
7. Tie a bow of gingham ribbon and glue ties to back of board.
Tie a small bow of orange ribbon and glue at neck.
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