This chicken is made with a solid body like the mouse in the previous post. Use about 150g of clay – a Dipsy Dragon ball of clay will make 2. (Any ammount of clay will do if you stick to the fractions given)
Stay at home chicken!
Divide your ball of clay into 3. Use 2/3 for the body and 1/3 for the other bits and roll these into balls.
Shape the body piece by rolling, pinching and smoothing to make a sort of egg shape with a neck and a bottom like the image.
Divide the small ball into 2 and roll into balls. Divide one ball into 3, 1/3 each for the wings and 1/3 for both feet. Divide the other ball into 2, 1/2 for the head and beak and the other 1/2 for the comb and tail. Roll all these pieces into balls.
Take a small pinch of clay off the head ball for the beak. Divide the tail and comb ball into three, 2/3 for the tail and 1/3 for the comb. Divide the feet ball into 2 one for each foot.this seems complicated but doesn’t need to be exact. Have a look at the next picture if you are confused!!
This picture shows how to divide the clay up for all the chicken bits!
Stick on the chickens head and smooth it. Dont forget to scratch and wet both sides of the join first. Shape the little pinch of clay into a beak and stick it on.
Make the other balls onto wing, tail, comb and feet shapes and stick them on. Use something like a pencil to make the eyes. The blunt end for the outer circle and the point in the middle. Now you have a stay at home chicken!!.