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By Mary Ayres



Main supplies:

  • Forster® Woodsies® – Teardrops, ovals, and circles
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic paint – ivory, bright yellow, orange, barn red, terra cotta, black
  • White Glue
  • Kids Choice™ ½” flat stiff brush
  • Masking tape
  • Fiskars® scissors
  • Pencil
  • Pacon® Tagboard – green
  • Paper towels
  • Water bin

  • Optional supplies:
  • 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 larger round.
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.

3. 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 this.
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 place.
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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