Making a Soos (Chick in Arabic) Tutorial

A Crafty Arab Making a Soos (Chick in Arabic) TutorialSoos is the Arabic word for chick. Adorable, I know.

Since a chick plays a major role in the song Grandpa’s farm, today we decided to make our own that can chirp for us while we sing the song.

Supplies

Glue
Yellow Tissue paper
Goggly eyes
Orange cardstock
Wire
Wire cutters
Ruler
Scissors

A Crafty Arab Making a Soos (Chick in Arabic) Tutorial

Cut four sheets of tissue paper that are 3 x 4 inches and four pieces that are 2 x 3 inches.

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Stack the 3 x 4 pieces on top of each other into one pile and then fold them accordion style. Do the same for the 2 x 3 sheets of paper.

A Crafty Arab Making a Soos (Chick in Arabic) Tutorial

Cut out a little piece of wire and wrap it around the middle of each stack (separately). Twist the wire so that the stack will stay folded.

A Crafty Arab Making a Soos (Chick in Arabic) Tutorial

Fluff out each layer toward the middle to form a little paper pom-pom.

A Crafty Arab Making a Soos (Chick in Arabic) Tutorial

Then add a bit of glue to the smaller pom-pom to attach it to the bigger pom-pom.Cut out a piece of 1/2 in square out of the orange paper for the beak.

A Crafty Arab Making a Soos (Chick in Arabic) Tutorial

Fold it in half diagonally to create a triangle.  Put a dab of glue on the folded edge and position the beak inside a few folds of the smaller pom-pom.  Glue the googly eyes right above the beak.

A Crafty Arab Making a Soos (Chick in Arabic) Tutorial

Now your soos is done and ready to play with you!

 

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