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.

Step 1: Supplies

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.


Cute hen!
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!<br>Sunshiine

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