Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The little Red Chicken - Guest post by Shruti (ArtsyCraftsyMom)

As you know ItsyBitsy is India's leading hobby and crafts supplies retailer and our most popular range of products is general crafts or kids craft. Many a mom in many a city has made many a project using our range of pompoms, pipecleaners and craftsticks and no one does it better than Shruti of ArtsyCraftsymom.com. We are mighty pleased to announce that Shruti will doing a guest post for us each month. So without delay over to Shruti!

I love surprises and there was one waiting for us when I  reached home from Office. A Box full of goodies from the Itsy Bitsy store. There were pompoms, icecream sticks, coloured match sticks, pipe cleaners, foam circles, googly eyes, feathers and many other goodies. We couldn't wait to craft with them.

Goodies from the Itsy Bitsy store

We started off with a blank chart paper, A3 in size. Then used a water colour pencil to give a light blue wash. 

The coloured icecream sticks stood straight as a picket fence. 
We used craft glue (Fevicol) to get the sticks to stick on. It took some time.  
 Plain sticks placed horizontal formed the railings
Icecream stick Picket fence

Next we made the sun .. A yellow coloured paper circle with some red matchstick rays
Match stick Sun

We took two brown pipe cleaners, bent them in half and then twisted the ends to form a tree. 
Stuck this in between the craft sticks.
 The tree wouldn't stick using fevicol, so we had to use a glue gun to set it in place.  
Pipecleaner  tree trunk

Do you know the best part about pom poms? They turn into this fuzzy downy mass that's awesome to craft with. We cut two green large pom poms in the middle to make some fluffy leaves for our tree.
Pom pom tree
Add some oversized flowers to make the fence prettier. We used corrugated flowers and stuck tiny pompoms in the center. 
Corrugated Flowers
Next we cut the green pipe cleaner to form the stalk of the flowers. 
Pipe Cleaner stalks
To give the final touches, we cut two blue pompoms to make some clouds.
Then we roughly cut out some green crepe paper and stuck it at the bottom to form the grass. 
The foam circles formed the little red hen .. and fluffy yellow tail feathers completed our picture
The Little Red Chicken
Ta-da and we were done .. Now isn't that a pretty picture to make with your kids too? 
I sure had lots of fun making it with my 6 year old daughter, Lil P :)

Let me know what you think?

Supplies Used


  1. Congratulations Shruti !! Wow very bright and cheerful colours..and these products are used so innovatively !!

  2. WOW would never have guessed how you made the tree Shruti..awesome idea to chop up a pom pom !

    1. We once tried to chop up a red pom pom to make a nose for our Rudolph craft. Realized that it loses its structure .. Was an amazing discovery. :)

  3. Really Nice!!! Once framed it would be art for your daughter's room. Love it!!

    1. Need to frame it soon. The kids's room is anyway a art museum of sorts ;)

  4. Very lovely...will try it with my little ones.

    1. Don't forget to share a pic with us.. I'd be delighted to see it. :)

  5. lovely work Shruti, loved its simplicity and bright colors..

  6. Awesome.. as always :)

  7. did u bought the all the things used or its simply household things?