I know Halloween is in our midst but I wanted to get this tutorial out in case any of you happened to be waiting for it. I think this would really be a great project for Easter but here is the tutorial on my fluffy tulle chicks that I created for my friend Lisa's baby shower.
For the small chickies; take about a yard of yellow, gold, white or whatever desired color of tulle and lay it out as it would have come off of the spool. Roll it up and cut about 1 1/2 in. wide pieces off.
Cut in center, combine halves, and fold again.
Fold and cut until approximate desired length of body is desired.
It doesn't have to be perfectly even. Gently pull out a strand of tulle and knot it around the center of the bunch.
Repeat steps above to make a second ball of tull for the head.
I like to trim and shape the head a little bit before I tie it to the body. Be sure to leave the ties long so you can combine the balls of tulle.
Tie the "head" piece to the "body" piece and knot a couple times. Make sure it is tight but be careful not to break the tulle. If you do, no biggie, grab another strand of tulle and tie over it.
Fluff and spread the tulle to cover the ties. Then hold over a trash can and trim to desired shape (this is the fun part). You can shape wings and a tail or just make it all nice and even.
Next, the face. Simply cut open small googly eyes and use glue dots to adhere to the tulle. Trim a small triangle out of yellow felt to become the beak.
I also used yellow felt for the feet. Trim about a 5 in. long, 1/2 in. wide rectangle. Fold in half and cut out feet. Unfold, then bend at the center to make them form a 'V'. Use glue dot to hold in place and adhere under the chick.
They are all unique and just make me smile when I look at them.
You can make all different shapes and sizes. There is really no "set in stone" way. On the yellow chickie in the middle I tied 3 balls of tulle together. The bigger chicks take more tulle to be fluffy but just play with it and see how much you need to get the desired look you want.