Big fat hens in bold spring time brights - what's not to love? With only seven days to go until Easter Sunday it's time to get a move on and get decorating the home.
Now I know that strictly speaking a blue hen is hard to find. However, I really would recommend letting your imagination run wild with this lovely project. Be adventurous with colour! These lovely hens are so easy to make and are a lot of fun to have sitting around the house bringing a splash of bold bright colour at Easter.
Here's how to make them:
You will need:
Two squares of felt, (mine were 12cm x 12cm but you can adjust according to the size of hen you want to make), a red felt "head feather" shape, 2 small black buttons for eyes, an orange triangle beak, 2 felt wing shapes, coloured thread.
Position the button eyes and felt wings as in the picture and sew in to place. I have given my hens a folk art feel by using coloured embroidery on the wings. Take a look at my decorative stitch guide for ideas by clicking here
Position the beak and head feather on top of one of your squares as shown in the picture.
Place the other square on top with the right sides facing each other and pin in to place making sure that the head feather and beak are secured.
Sew around the three edges as shown in the picture leaving the back edge open.
Turn your hen the right way round and add plenty of soft toy filling to make it nice and plump.
Now take the top seam edge and bottom seam edge of the square and press them together. This will form a new seam and give your hen it's pyramid/triangle shape. Sew along this seam - I have used blanket stitch or you could use overstitch.
Your Easter Hen is now complete! As you can see it's a simple but effective Easter make - great for children and grown ups to make together. Happy making!