Make a Hen Lacing Toy

July 31st, 2011 by zoe 4 Comments

Summer is whizzing by and our new chicks have grown up fast! We are lucky to have a separate spot in the hen-house for baby chicks.

Chicken wire separates the two areas so the big birds and little birds can slowly get to know each other.  When they grow big enough to venture into the territory of the Big Bossy Hens we put a “small chick” sized door in the chicken wire. The little hens can come out into the main coop but they can also run back into the nursery and hide from the squawking hens.

Watching them figure it out can be quite comical, but that’s life, the young girls and the old girls just gotta learn to work it out!

Maybe one of those big hens will take the little chicks under her wing!

To make your own Hen Lacing Toy click the photo, save to file, then print.

For best results allow your computer to size the image to best fit the page.

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4 Responses

  1. yolanda says:

    my two boys loves to paint and to sew too… so, be sure we´ll print your amazing toy as soon as we can (maybe tomorrow!) thanks

  2. chelsea says:

    fun fun fun! i’ve tried making these b4 but didn’t think about the hole punching part and reuined my lacing card! i didn’t realize that the hole punch could only go so far in from the paper’s edge…but i like how you incoroporated your design with lacing the nest’s edge. i will have to give this one a try!
    thanks!
    chelsea
    the art stork
    http://www.artstork.blogspot.com

    • zoe says:

      Thanks Chelsea!
      I know what you mean about how far the hole punch can go – I designed these really pretty cards and then realized the same thing!! Drat.
      Thanks for stopping by – have a great day
      Zoe

  3. Judy Bailey says:

    headstart teacher needs more ideas like this lacing hen for farming/community helper unit

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