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Cotton-Ball Chick


  • Cotton balls
  • Extra hold hair spray
  • Fabri-tac glue
  • White cloth-wrapped wire
  • Orange paint pen
  • Wire
  • Scissors
  • Seed beads


  1. Step 1

    Make the body: Unroll one cotton ball about 3/4 of the way. Stack 2 whole cotton balls on the unrolled strip of cotton close to the remaining part of cotton ball. Wrap the unrolled strip firmly around the 2 balls to form an almond shaped cotton ball. Pinch together one end to make a tail. Spray with extra hold hair spray to seal ball. Set aside and allow to dry for several minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Create the head. Spray one cotton ball with hair spray and allow to dry. Use Fabri-tac glue to glue to end of body opposite tail.

  3. Step 3

    Make the feet and beak. Color an 8-inch length of white cloth-wrapped wire orange using a paint pen. For the legs, cut a piece of wire that is 2 3/4 inches long. Bend the wire at right angles 1 inch from each end. For the feet, cut 2 more pieces of wire each 1 1/2 inches long. Twist the feet pieces around the leg piece, 1/2 from each end. Bend the 1/2 inch ends back to create chick feet. Use Fabri-tac to glue to the bottom front of the body. For the beak, cut a 3/4 inch piece of wire and bend in half. Glue to face.

  4. Step 4

    To add eyes, glue 2 small seed beads to the face.

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