by Jeanne Jacobowski
of Michael’s Arts & Crafts Store
Rhode Island Red Chicken shows up again in this fun game.
Store the game pieces in their own coop, too.
You will need:
- 10 Wood roosters
- 10 Wood hens
- 10 Wood clothespins
- 10 Clothespin holders/stands
- 10 Wood disks - 1-1/2” diameter
- Black photo box
- Acrylic paint - red, yellow, ivory,
- Stencils - chickens, chicken wire
- Stencil Adhesive
- 1/4” Stencil tape
- 1” Foam brush
- Paint brushes - 1/2” flat,
- Stencil brush
Roosters and Hens:
1. Paint the rooster’s
legs yellow. Paint the hens and roosters red, on both sides.
Paint the clothespins, holders and disks black. Let dry.
2. Paint the beaks yellow, make a dot for each eye with the
tip of a paint brush handle dipped in ivory paint. Add a smaller
dot of black paint to eye for pupil. Let dry.
3. Paint additional designs on hens and roosters as desired
criss-cross, or dots. Let dry. Paint 2 each of the same design.
4. Lay 1/2 of the hens and 1/2 of the roosters out and glue
a clothespin to each back, making sure that they will be straight
when they are stood up. Leave them lying flat to dry.
5. Glue the 10 clothespin stands to the 10 disks and set aside
6. When the first half of the hens and roosters are dry, glue
the remaining hens and roosters to the other side. Make sure
that they are all facing the same direction. Let dry.
7. Glue the bottom of the clothespins into the stands. Make
sure that they are standing up straight and let dry.
1. Squeeze a puddle of yellow
and brown paint on plate. Dipping your 1/2” flat brush
into both, make quick strokes along all sides of the black box.
Blending the yellow and brown colors to resemble hay. Let dry.
2. Spray stencil adhesive on back of stencil and set aside to
3. Lay the chicken wire stencil along the side of the box, lining
it up with the bottom edge to make sure that it is straight.
Using a stencil brush, apply grey paint to stencil in a light
circular motion. Let dry and repeat on remaining three sides.
4. Place 1/4” wide stencil tape on box top to make nine
rectangles for tic-tac-toe, leave on.
5. Paint the box top in the same manner as the sides of the
box to resemble hay. Let dry.
6. When the box lid is dry, remove the stencil tape. Using the
liner paint brush, make squiggly lines to resemble wire on box
top using grey and ivory paint. Let dry.
Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint, Stencil Magic® Stencils, Spray Adhesive,
Stencil Brush; Beacon™ Kids Choice Glue™
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