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Origami is a creative  craft to make.  I decided to make something useful so I could enjoy it much longer.  Here is an abundance hen from fabric that serves as a basket for any small trinkets, food, or candy.  It does not require many items to make and  you can  use paper, cloth napkins, or hankies.  This little hen would make a practical gift box for any small item.  
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Here is a list of supplies: 

  • 1  (12 X 12) or larger  Piece of  paper, fabrics, napkins, cloth napkins, hankies (preferably 2 sided colors.) or use 2.
  • Iron on interfacing the size of cloth you will be making. (Omit if not making a napkin yourself.)  
  • Glue for eyes and head piece and red under the chin area.
  • 2 Black buttons or felt  for eyes.
  • 1 Small red piece of felt for head. 
  • Raffia for nest.
  • Sewing machine, only if you are making the napkin yourself. 
  • Needle and matching thread to sew buttons.
  • How to fold the abundance hen here:  http://www.origamispirit.com/2011/01/03/video-on-how-to-fold-an-origami-abundance-hen/.
  • Iron and ironing board if using fabric.  Makes it easier to fold.  

If you are making your own napkin you will need 2 contrasting fabrics and 2 pieces of interfacing.  



 

Step 2: Directions For Making The Napkin

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If you are making your own napkin here is the link on how to make it:   Steps 2 - 7:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Earring-Caddy/#step2.

Step 3: How To Fold The Abundance Hen

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Here are the pictures and the video on how to fold the abundance hen:

I recommend you to follow the pictures and watch the video a few times.  Towards the end it is a little tricky.  I could not follow it so I improvised.  

Here is the video:  http://www.origamispirit.com/2011/01/03/video-on-how-to-fold-an-origami-abundance-hen/.

I will be folding the hen with paper.  For cloth it is the same except the folding of the head piece.   I altered it for my modifications as shown in the pictures.  I like my version better because it is more realistic.    

Step 4: Eyes And Head Piece

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Look at the pictures and cut out the head piece and part under chin.  
Cut out eyes or use small buttons.

Step 5: Raffia

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Take a small ball of raffia and place it in the bottom of the basket.  
ChrysN3 years ago
Cute hen!
sunshiine (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks for your sweet comment ChrysN! It is adorable! It turned out much cuter than I had expected. It is so quick and easy to make! I added the raffia to give it a natural look. Have a stupendous day!
Sunshiine