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Cotton-Ball Chick

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • Cotton balls

  • Extra hold hair spray

  • Fabri-tac glue

  • White cloth-wrapped wire

  • Orange paint pen

  • Wire

  • Scissors

  • Seed beads


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

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