Hens and Chicks

By Peggy H. McClanahan

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    Jesus said, “How oft will I gather you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings” (3 Ne. 10:6). You can make a hen and chicks to illustrate this promise.

    You will need: a pencil, white paper, scissors, one white paper plate, marking pens or crayons, and a metal fastener.

    1. Trace the hen’s body and wing on the white paper and cut them out.

      Hen’s body

      Position the patterns on the back of the paper plate as shown in the illustration and trace.

      Placement on plate

      Illustrated by Mark Robison

    2. Outline in black, color, then cut out the body and the wing. Suggest the tail and wing feathers by outlining the fluting.

    3. Make holes in the body and the wing (see illustration); attach the wing to the body with the metal fastener.

    4. Hide or reveal the chicks by moving the hen’s wing.