Recently, one of the Nanny kids has fallen in love with the book Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. Every time he gets into a book, or anything else for that matter, I try to come up with fun crafts and activities I know he’ll love. (Like I did with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug) This is another fun way to bring the book to life for him. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.
Interrupting Chicken inspired craft
The Interrupting Chicken book is about a Little Red Chicken who gets so involved in stories she warns the characters about what is going to happen and can’t go to sleep. Our craft is to make the Little Red Chicken out of a half-gallon milk jug.
Here is the book read aloud so you and your kids can read it before and after making this craft!
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Materials needed for Interrupting Chicken Craft
- Half-gallon milk jug
- Red tissue paper
- Orange construction paper
- 1 clothespin
- Google eyes
- Elmer’s Glue
- Paint Brush
Step 1: Cut the tissue paper
Cut the red tissue paper into squares. You’ll need to make more squares than you think you’ll need.
Get a paintbrush ready and put some Elmer’s glue on a plate for easy access.
Then wash out the half-gallon milk jug to make sure it doesn’t smell. Once clean, put the cover back on.
Step 2: Glue tissue paper on to Milk jug
Using the paintbrush cover one side of the milk jug with glue. Then place the red tissue paper on to look like feathers. I started at the bottom and slowly worked my way to the top overlapping a little at a time.
But really, have the kids do whatever they want to their project. As long as they like it and in the end, the entire milk jug is covered with red tissue paper that’s all that matters.
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Step 3: Cut out and glue on the Beak
Using the scissors, cut out the shape of a beak from the orange construction paper. Glue it on to the handle of the milk jug to give it a 3D look. You’ll need to secure it there until it dries with a clothespin. We tried to do it without it, but it kept coming off.
Step 4: Cut out and glue on the Wings
Take the same piece of orange construction paper and cut out a set of wings. They can be in whatever shape the kids want. Then glue them to the sides of the milk jug.
NOTE: If you’re doing this with multiple children and they’re very young you might want to create a pattern for both the wings and the beak.
Step 5: Glue on Google Eyes
On either side of the beak glue on your google eyes.
Once it’s dry your craft is done! Use it when you read the story to act out what the Little Red Chicken is doing!