Crafts made in the form of hand-made roosters will be relevant not only during the holidays in the New 2017, but every year at Easter. And even without them, it is simply impossible to imagine an interior in Provence, Country or Rustic style. In this material we presented 6 step-by-step master classes on how to make cute crafts in the form of roosters for decorating a house, a Christmas tree or a festive table from improvised and even junk materials.
Master Class 1. Candy in the shape of a rooster
Looking at this elegant candy, it is difficult to imagine that it can be made with your own hands, and even out of. .. cardboard boxes for eggs. In fact, to make such a handsome man does not require much time or the skills of an artist-sculptor. By the way, even a child can do most of the work, so this is a great idea of Christmas crafts for a school or kindergarten.
- 7 packs for a dozen eggs;
- Acrylic paints and brushes;
- Hot glue gun;
- PVA glue( not less than 250 g);
- Old newspapers;
- White paper.
Step 1. Cut the cones located in the middle of the tray, then cut their sides into feather-leaves. Each cone should have 4 feathers.
Next, cut each cone between the two petals to the very base as shown in the photo below.
Step 2. Now we need to make blanks for the head and throat of a rooster according to the principle of increasing the feathers to the cones: the head will consist of 5 feathers, the second cone( throat) - of 6 feathers, the third cone - of 8, the fourth - of 10, fifth- from 12 feathers. And finally, make the sixth billet, but in the form of a fan of 8 feathers, and not in the form of a cone, since this part will cover the beginning of the backrest. To build feathers, use scotch tape, sticking it from the inside of the blanks.
Step 3. For now, lay down the cones and cut out the beak, comb, and cock of the beard. Scallop just need to draw and cut. For the manufacture of small beards need to cut the workpiece from the two sides of the adjacent cells of the tray( see photo).
The following two photos show the principle of making our crafts beak. Please note that the beak consists of two cones, because our cock must crow!
Step 4. Now we begin to form the shape of a rooster, namely the head and throat. Glue all the cones, starting from the smallest and ending the largest with a hot glue gun. Glue also beak, beard and scallop.
Step 5. Draw and cut two blanks in the form of wings 15 cm long, then with a glue-gun, coat them with feathers. .. from the same cones.
Step 6. From the covers of the trays, cut out the feathers for the tail of the rooster( 4 feathers should come out of one cover).
Step 7. Let's move on to making belly bowls for sweets using the technique of papier-mâché:
- Inflate a balloon and cut strips of white office paper and strips of old newspapers.
- Densely cover the entire bead with strips moistened with PVA glue( the glue can be slightly diluted with water).The first and last layers must be white. There should be at least 4 layers of paper.
- The next day, when the paper is completely dry, burst the ball and cut the resulting “egg” into two unequal parts( one half should be slightly larger).Then put a small part in a large and glue to the bowl turned out strong.
Step 8. Attach the rooster's head to the belly with a cardboard backing( from the inside).Using hot glue, glue the wings and tail to the body of the rooster. Our crafts in the form of a rooster already looks surprisingly believable!
Step 9. The time has come to color the candy. You can choose the shades of paint to your taste, because roosters are different and it is not at all necessary to achieve complete realism. Perhaps your rooster will be completely beautiful in all the golden plumage? In the same project were used brilliant colors for paws, beak, scallop and beards, and for dyeing feathers - mother-of-pearl.
Pay attention to the fact that the color transitions on the cockerel are smooth: from pearl white to golden and then to green.
Step 10. In order to ensure greater stability of your candy, glue some square support to the bowl and, of course, two legs made of 3-petal cones. Finally, paint the paws, fill the bowl with candy and put your handsome on the most prominent place. Now he is ready to cheer up all the guests at the New Year or Easter table!
Master Class 2. Christmas Decorations in the Form of Roosters
In the upcoming 2017, the Christmas tree must be decorated with ornaments in the form of roosters. With your own hands to make Christmas decorations easier and better from felt, because it is so bright, affordable and easy to work.
And here is a video tutorial on how to make crafts in the form of heart roosters with your own hands.
In this video you can see the general principle of making felt articles in the form of cockerels.
The following is a master class in pictures for making not New Year's, but Easter “rooster” decoration made of felt with your own hands.
Master class 3. Paper roosters with hanging legs( for children)
to make both for school / kindergarten, and for decoration of a Christmas tree or walls of the house.
Step 1. Download and print the template, then cut out all the details.
Step 2. Cut one rope, glue the legs to its ends - these are the legs.
Step 3. Lay the legs on the bottom loop, bend it along the dotted line and glue it to the body.
Step 4. Glue the top loop.
Step 5. Well, that's all, now it remains only to color the cockerels to your taste.
Master Class 4. Panel with a silhouette of a rooster in the style of Provence
A rooster silhouette painted on coarsely-knit old boards will make an excellent kitchen decoration in Provence, Rustic or Country style. And a panel with a symbol of 2017 can be a great New Year gift. The following photo compilation presents several ideas for such handicrafts.
- Wooden boards of small thickness. In this master class, boards made of pallets( pallet) were used, and boards made from a wooden box for fruits were also suitable. Whatever boards you picked up, fresh or old, before making crafts, you need to clean and dry them.
- Saw or jigsaw.
- Small nails.
- Stain or acrylic paint of the desired color for the background. If desired, you can use chalk paints, which are sold in finished form or divorced independently( from acrylic paints with the addition of gypsum).With their help, it will be easier to create the effect of an old tree.
- White acrylic or chalk paint for the image of the silhouette of a rooster.
- Colorless matt primer for wood( preferably).
- Matt varnish( desirable).
- Sandpaper fine grain.
- Stationery or mock-up knife and scissors.
- Wood wax transparent or dark( optional).
Step 1. Estimate how many boards you need to make a panel of the desired size.
Step 2. Take measurements and cut boards of the same length. Also prepare two smaller boards - they will play the role of crossbars and connect all the other boards.
Step 3. Fold the main boards face down, align them, then lay down two smaller boards as shown in the photo below. Now, nail each board to the cross rails.
Step 4. Clean the surface from dust, then apply the primer on the panel in 1-2 layers, letting each layer dry. This step is not necessary, because we need a rough and “old” look of wood and paint, but still you need a primer if you want to extend the life of your painting and make it easier to care for it.
Step 5. Now we need to paint the boards, that is, create a background for our rooster. To create the effect of faded paint, in this project a white and blue water stain was used, which was applied unevenly. There is another way to paint the old: paint the boards with acrylic paint in 1 layer, wait for the paint to dry, then wipe the surface with emery paper in some places or over the entire area.
Step 6. It's time to start making a stencil. If you make a small panel of approximately A4 size and less, then you can simply print out the picture below, after adjusting its size in any photo editor. Then you will only laminate the paper with transparent tape and cut out the silhouette of a rooster using a clerical or mock-up knife. Voila, the stencil is ready!
If you want to make a larger panel, for example, A3, then you will have to print the picture in two parts( or more).To do this, upload the rooster silhouette to rasterbator.net, print the resulting PDF file, cut out the details, then assemble them as a mosaic. Then you can laminate the stencil with scotch tape or transfer the stencil outlines from office paper to thicker or laminated paper( see photo).
Step 7. Fix the stencil on your panel with masking tape and start painting the silhouette with white paint. When the paint is dry, work through some areas of the pattern with fine-grained sandpaper to create an old-fashioned effect.
Step 8. Hooray! Almost done, it remains only to apply a layer of wax on the panel and polish it. Keep in mind that dark wax will give your panel an even more “battered” look, and transparent wax will simply protect.
Read also the material: Panel for the kitchen - ideas and instructions.
Masterclass 5. The cockerel on the leg
Another idea of table decoration, which can be a real talisman in 2017, an Easter attribute or just a beautiful piece of furniture in the Provence style.
- Wooden board 20 mm thick( can be replaced with plywood);
- A piece of plywood for the wing thickness of 6-8 mm;
- Wooden stick with a diameter of 10 mm and a length of 13 cm;
- Jigsaw with wood files( for a clean cut);
- Sandpaper or sanding block;
- Drill and drill 10 mm;
- Finishing nails 20 mm;
- Acrylic paints of desired colors( not necessarily the ones shown in the picture), however, the comb should be made red and the beak yellow;
Step 1. Print and cut the rooster pattern.
Step 2. Transfer the outlines of the template to the board / plywood and cut out all the details: the body of the rooster, one wing( the figure will be one-sided) and the base in the shape of a square.
Step 3. Cut out all the details of your craft, then process the edges with sandpaper.
Step 4. Drill a hole with a diameter of 1 cm at the base of the figure to a depth of about 1.5 cm.
Step 5. Drill a similar hole in the square base of the cock.
Step 6. Now attach the wing to the body of the rooster using three finishing nails.
Step 7. Place a wooden stick into the holes in the cockerel figure and into the square base.
Step 8. Paint the rooster just like in our master class or for your taste. To create an old-fashioned effect, after the paint dries, rub the rooster in some places with fine grain sandpaper.
The following are photo examples of rooster crafts that you can do yourself using our instructions, but using other patterns, paints and decorating techniques.
slate paint Master class 6. Wall board for notes
- Slate Paint;
Step 1. Make a stencil with your own hands( see Master Class No. 4, step 6).
Step 2. Transfer the pattern to plywood, cut out the silhouette of a rooster with a jigsaw, then sand the edges with emery paper.
Step 3. Cover the figure with a primer, let it dry, and then apply 2-3 layers of slate.
Step 4. When the paint is dry, drill a pair of holes in the upper part of the craft with a drill, then tie a rope to it, for example, jute( see photo below).You can also not drill holes, but simply glue the hook for hanging to the wrong side of the rooster.
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