Make a fun, desk top Marionette.
Step 1: Cut Cardboard
Start off with a 12" piece of cardboard.
Cut it into 1/2 " strips.
Roll the strips into a head and body. I used two pieces for the body and one piece for the head.
Use hot glue to keep their shapes.
Step 2: Wings, Feet, Neck, and Legs
Cut out four triangle shapes for the wings and feet.
Attach the wings to the body with hot glue.
locate a piece of yarn/string and cut it into equal lengths...about 3". You will need three pieces of yarn/string...one for the neck, and two legs.
Step 3: Attach Your Parts.
Connect the head to the body.
Connect the legs to the feet.
Connect legs to body.
Make a beak, comb, and eyes for your chicken and attach them.
Step 4: Chicken Assembled...make the Cross.
Assemble the cross of the marionette by gluing two 1/2" pieces together.
Attach the head to the cross first. I used a 6 1/2" piece of string to the front of the cross.
Attach the body to the cross. I used a 8 1/2" piece of string to the back of the cross.
Attach the feet to the cross. I used 12 1/2" piece of string top the sides of the cross.
Add some pennies or washers to the feet of the chicken for weight.
Step 5: The Crazy Chicken Is Done.
Make you chicken walk by tilting the cross in a side to side motion while moving it forward.
Make its head move by rotating the cross.
Have fun learning to move your chicken!
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