Meet Mrs. Eggstein

Made by Connie Kulow

Thanks to Rex, I had to make a chicken. Mrs. Eggstein is a gift for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law in Ohio. They have a chicken coup/house in their yard and enjoy those fresh eggs. I made Mrs. Eggstein using plastic grocery bags, masking tape, drowels for the legs with toes made from tooth picks, pieces of plastic bag and foil, and paper mache clay. The fun part was balancing her top heavy body to keep her standing. I used a heavy duty stapler and secured her feet to the piece of wood. After adding paper mache clay to the feet and legs, I let her stand with support over night before plastering the rest of her body. I removed the support next day, and gasp, she was still standing! Popcorn was hot glued to the board. She heads to Ohio soon.

Paper mache hen Mrs. Eggstein

Paper mache hen Mrs. Eggstein

6 thoughts on “Meet Mrs. Eggstein”

    • Thank you Patrick. I had hoped to make the chicken smaller, but she turned out to be over 14 inches tall, and it feels like she weighs over 25 pounds! lol

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    • Thank you! That notorious hound’s name is Leroy. He totally believes he is in charge of the entire house! If you look closely in the third picture, you will see his buddy, Black Bear guarding the dining room table.

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  1. Oh, Connie, I love it. What a gift. And I see Leroy is behaving himself, but he’ll miss her once she’s gone. Thanks for the laugh and the wonderful project. Made my day. Period. Thank you. What a chicken, and the popcorn was a great addition.

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    • You are welcome Rex! Glad you enjoyed it! Mrs. Eggstein is quite the character. Leastwise Leroy thinks so. Wait until he finds out that I want to make a monkey next for my daughter! Since I have a hard time going “small”, it will probably be a full size chimp. Life could get interesting here! lol

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