We had some chickens in our backyard
We had some chickens, no eggs would they lay
Until a rooster got into our yard
And caught them chickens right off their guard
They're layin' eggs now!
Just like they used-ter
Ever since that rooster
Got into our yard...
On Monday I was putting out my mom's Easter decorations and came across these little birds. My paternal grandma made them a long time ago. I fondly remembered playing with them as a child. I loved the chickens! I took pictures thinking I could maybe recreate them at home, but to my delight my mom let me take this little reddish-pink thing with me. I've made 6 so far, but might not get a chance to photograph them. Tomorrow morning they will go to school (filled with tootsie rolls because I have a zillion of those left over from Birdie's birthday) for the girls' teachers and classroom helpers. After school they will be out on spring break for the next week.
(even if I don't manage to get pictures of the 6 I have right now, I will be making more for other little gifts and can snap a pic of some at some point.)
a little edit for Kim... I guess I forgot to mention that the chicken fits over a plastic Easter egg. I put the tootsie rolls in the eggs. Apparently Grandma (or Maim) also made hens that pooped jelly beans. I'm not sure how that worked, and frankly I'm a little afraid, but my cousin said she's mailing me one.