Easter Craft: how to make a clucking chicken

This post was published back in 2011 (excuse the terrible photography) but it is still visited very often on this site and as chickens are particularly popular at Easter time, I thought I’d include it in our current series of all things Easter…


This plastic cup looks and sounds just like a chicken! It really does. The sound is much more accurate than the looks if we’re being honest… ;)


1. Take one disposable plastic or polystyrene cup and poke a small hole in the bottom.

2. Tie a large knot in a piece of nylon string and thread it through the hole, leaving the knot on the outside so that the string won’t go through when it’s tugged on.

3. Decorate your cup so that it somewhat resembles a chicken. Stick on some feathers and some paper cut as eyes & beak or just drawing on with textas will do the trick.

4. Cut a small rectangular piece of kitchen sponge. You might like to tie it on the end of your piece of string so you don’t lose it.

5. To make the chicken cluck: slightly dampen the sponge, fold the sponge over the string (at the top) and run the sponge down the string holding it firmly with quick, short tugs and it makes a loud clucking sound.

N.B. the string really needs to be polyester (the shiny stuff) or the noise won’t be as effective (or it just plain won’t work!)

Do you have any fun craft activities of the chicken and egg variety?  You might like to join in the #getyourcrafton challenge over at Me and My Shadow or certainly head over for ideas if you don’t!

For more Easter related crafts, activities or recipes you might like to follow the current FGB Easter series.  You can be notified of a new post via email if you join our mailing list over there on the right or follow along on facebook or instagram.

Have you started eating hot cross buns and getting into the Easter spirit yet or am I killing you by starting you thinking about Easter far too early??

For more kids craft ideas, check out the FGB Kids Craft page here.


adapted from here.

1 egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
2 tbspns milk
1 tbspn soy sauce
1 tspn garlic powder
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 small can corn kernels
1/4 cup diced capsicum
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
500g chicken or turkey mince
bottled plum sauce to serve

Mix together all ingredients. Shape into patties and roll in breadcrumbs. Place in oil in frying pan until cooked.

Addition 10/11: We have been wrapping the burger in iceberg lettuce which has been a big hit with everyone.  If there are any leftovers Goose takes them to school (with lettuce too) for lunch the next day!

You could serve it in some bread or a roll with salad or just with a side salad. Yummy either way. Or you could go the extra mile…

This fun plate, that Bear got for his birthday, has provided endless entertainment most nights… this was my husband’s effort tonight.

Now it’s your turn!
Link up those easy peasy recipes that you’ve been meaning to link up for weeks. You’ve got all week.

P.S. Next few weeks I promise some vegetarian recipes, as I know a lot of readers of this blog are vegetarian.

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