Red Rooster Puppet



Make a paper chicken using hand prints! Teach your kids about animals and the sounds they produce. Have fun in making a mini barn using interesting handicrafts of different animals.


1 hour

Age Group

3-5 years old up to 8

  • This DIY craft is suitable for young children in preschool and early grade school.

Materials and Tools

  • 1 pc short bond paper
  • 1 pc googly eye
  • Red art paper
  • Yellow art paper
  • Cardboard
  • Recycled popsicle stick
  • Glitters
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Round object for tracing


Step 1.

Trace and cut out the following shapes:

  • A circle using the bond paper
  • Another circle using the cardboard
  • 2 small triangles using the yellow art paper

Step 2.

Trace your kid’s right palm on the red art paper and cut out. Do the same with his left palm.

Step 3.

Glue the chicken together in the following order:

  • Glue the bond paper circle on top of the cardboard piece to make it thicker.
  • Glue the two handprints on opposite sides of the circle piece (above and below). The fingers should face away from the circle.
  • Paste the googly eye on the circle, just below one of the handprints.
  • Paste the two triangles beside each other on the left edge of the circle, below the eye.

Step 4.

Spread glue on the whole artwork and shower with some glitters for design. Leave it to dry.

Step 5.

Apply glue on the Popsicle stick and paste it on the back of the chicken head.

Step 6.

Name the chicken and do a little show and tell with your child. This can help your kids enhance their speaking skills and confidence.

More Fun Ideas and Expansions

Create your DIY chicken handicraft with these expanded fun ideas:

  • Try creating the chicken’s body as well using a paper plate and art papers for the legs.
  • Let your kids have fun with paint and hands. Create chicken artwork using hand paint.
  • Make colourful hand painted chicken eggs for Easter.

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