I used a 7 inch single to measure out squares of material.
Make sure they are contrasting patterns or colours.
Place two squares together and fold in half, ironing them to make a seam.
Open the material out again, and sew along either side of the seam.
Now cut along the seam.
You'll end up with two squares made up of two triangles. Open out and iron flat.
Now cut out a template for the chicken's comb and beak, making the comb roughly 1/4 to 1/3 the length of the square.
Cut the shapes out of red and orange felt, and pin in place on the 'outside' or neat side of the material, with the seam away from you, keeping the pins away from the edge.
Place the other piece of material seam-side-up like this.
Sew along the top, bottom and left edges, leaving the right side open for now. Turn inside out, and admire your growing chicken. :)
Place an eye on each side like this. You can use snap-on eyes like I have, or googlie eyes.
Cut out two triangles out of felt - these will form the tail.
Fold in the scrappy edges on the open side and pin.
Pin your tail triangles in place like this. You're aiming for a pyramid shape.
Sew up the remaining edge, leaving about 1/2 an inch open for filling the chicken.
Insert a funnel into the open hole.
Fill with lentils until your chicken is stuffed. Sew up the remaining hole and admire your chicken!