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Handprint Chicken Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Headed to the farm for a field trip? If so, this handprint chicken craft is the perfect activity to do before or after!

It’s an easy farm animal craft for kids that doesn’t require any special supplies. All you need is some paper, glue, scissors, and you’re all set!

Be sure to download the free printable template to make this craft even simpler. It’s great to make with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Watch our quick video below to see how we made this little chicken!

Paper Chicken Craft

handprint chicken craft image collage with the words handprint chicken in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Chicken template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the chicken template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint chicken template

Trace your child’s hand onto the paper and cut the handprint out.

Take the comb and glue it to the top and back of the chicken’s head.

hand gluing comb to handprint chicken craft

Place the eye near the right side of the head and glue it in place.

hand gluing eye to handprint chicken craft

Position the wattle near the eye and glue it in place. Next, glue the beak on the top of the wattle.

hand gluing wattle to handprint chicken craft
hand gluing beak to handprint chicken craft

Place the handprint with the thumb pointed up and the fingers pointing to the left. Glue the head to the thumb.

hand gluing head to handprint chicken craft

Finish it off by gluing the legs to the bottom and back of the handprint.

hand gluing feet to handprint chicken craft

That’s it! Aren’t they so cute?!

hand holding handprint chicken craft

Mr.s Wishy-Washy’s Farm is a classic farm animal books for kids. In this story, the animals revolt against Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s baths and leave the farm. You have to read the story to find out what crazy shenanigans the animals run into after they leave the farm!

Little Blue Truck is one of the most popular books in our house. The cool illustrations and rhyming words really make this story fun to read. And with a whole series after this one, kids love getting to know the characters more and more!

The Cow Said Neigh! is a fun and silly book about farm animals who wish they were another farm animal. Kids will enjoy the rhyming and learn that each of us (animals included) has strengths we should embrace.

two handprint chicken crafts

If you’re looking for more farm animal crafts to fill your time, try out some of our favorites. We love this handprint horse craft, this goat paper bag puppet, and this popsicle stick sheep.

We’ve also got tons of handprint crafts for kids here!

hand holding handprint chicken craft

Do your kids love sensory play?

Grab this farm animal play dough kit that will keep the kids quietly (or not so quietly) playing for hours! This farm sensory bin is another simple activity that’s great for exploration and imaginative play.

For a fun farm animal gift for kids, check out this personalized wooden farm puzzle. It’s so beautiful!

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hand holding handprint chicken craft

Handprint Chicken Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This cute handprint chicken is a fun farm animal craft for kids. It's great for springtime!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Chicken template

Instructions

  1. Download the chicken template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Trace your child's hand onto the paper and cut the handprint out.
  3. Take the comb and glue it to the top and back of the chicken's head.
  4. Place the eye near the right side of the head and glue it in place.
  5. Position the wattle near the eye and glue it in place. Next, glue the beak on the top of the wattle.
  6. Place the handprint with the thumb pointed up and the fingers pointing to the left. Glue the head to the thumb.
  7. Finish it off by gluing the legs to the bottom and back of the handprint.

Free Chicken Template

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Doris

Friday 17th of September 2021

Love it

Sam

Tuesday 21st of September 2021

Thanks so much, Doris!

Danette

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Can’t wait to do these with my grandchildren.

Sam

Monday 6th of September 2021

Oh, good! I hope they like it!

Sheila

Saturday 20th of March 2021

Chicken is really cute.

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Thanks, Sheila!

Sheila DeMichele

Saturday 20th of March 2021

Excited to learn more about the site.

Sam T

Saturday 20th of March 2021

Thanks!

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