As soon as they appeared in the shops I pounced on them and am now the proud owner of five boxes of chickens. I gave one box to the kids and we collectively ooohed and aaahed over their cuteness. Now what to do with them.....
A piece of cardboard that came off the corner of a new mattress was floating around – perfect to make a little world (cutting down a box to leave 2 sides and reinforcing with sticky tape would also do the trick). After raiding the bits and pieces cupboard we came away with some small boxes that Cakey wanted to stick to the back wall of Chicken World. Pva glue was going to take too long to dry so I used my hot glue gun.
|Sleeping chickens with enormous styrofoam eggs!!|
|Chickens enjoying the ball pit|
Next the pva glue and sticky tape made an appearance accompanied by my lid collection. (I keep a bowl in the kitchen to throw any plastic lids into, it is amazingly handy for craft projects. The bowl of lids also keeps Boo occupied when I am trying to get dinner on the table).
|The playground for the chickens featuring many round-a-bouts|
Cakey created a fantastic playground for the chickens – lots of round-a-bouts and climbing equipment. She had a lovely time stacking the lids and filling them with pom poms wrapped in sticky tape. My intention was for the chickens to roam free in Chicken World so that they could be used in imaginary play but Cakey insisted that they be glued down.
Chicken World is now sitting high on a shelf. It comes down from time to time for Cakey to play with. Boo is not allowed anywhere near Chicken World – she tries to rip all the lids out and eats the styrofoam eggs.
If you love Easter inspired craft have a look at rainbow chicken houses and don't miss my Easter Pinterest board.
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