I know, Yom Kippur may not exactly be on your mind, but it's on mine, as you can see! My daughter was looking for a quick project the other night at midnight! (Can you believe it? Not our normal schedule, we just were still not adjusted to the clock here.....and I'm still not, a week later, yawn.....) And so I came up with this simple yet cute chicken. I'd just love to see a bunch of them! And though we do use white chickens for Yom Kippur, they certainly would look great in a bunch of colors!
And in case you are wondering what chickens have to do with Yom Kippur, so I'm afraid my brain is just too foggy right now to come up with a suitable explanation, and there are tons of places on the web where you can read about it. That said, if possible I highly recommend making the effort to use chickens rather than money, it makes such a memorable impression on everyone, adults included! (And please support organizations that handle the animals with care.)
Cut a chicken shape from a piece of recycled cardboard, and embellish using felt and white glue. If you'd like to make one yourself, (a nice little project at midnight!) so I'd advise cutting the feathers in half moon shapes and layering them as you work from the neck down. You might want to start with smallish half moon shapes and make them bigger as you get to the belly area of the chicken. Have fun!