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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