Clay Voodoo Chicken Foot

If you’ve ever wondered why chicken feet are so prevalent in the Voodoo community it’s because they’re used as a charm for a powerful form of protection.  They can be used to protect individuals as well as their personal belongings from negative energies that want to possess them.  It doesn’t end there, though, because in some parts of the South, the chicken foot can be used to place a curse on someone as well, with the most powerful of the chicken feet said to be the ones that come from black feathered chickens.

So if you’re planning on a section of your haunt being remotely tied to Voodoo you’d better have a good chicken foot handy.  In case you don’t have one, Pumpkin5 from the HalloweenForum has a brief tutorial on how to make a Clay Voodoo Chicken Foot and it’s really simple.

You’ll need to cut a wire coat hanger and piece together the wire into the shape of the talons of the chicken’s foot.


Cover the wire coat hanger with some sculpey clay and add some detail to the clay so that it looks more like the crackled texture of a chicken’s foot.


When painting it, it appears that Pumpkin5 used a base coat of yellow with some flesh tones mixed throughout and then followed it up by dry brushing some black so that the cracks would be nicely darkened.


It looks great and will probably last longer than an actual chicken’s foot, however, there is no guarantee that it will indeed protect and or curse anyone.



Items needed to complete this include:

  • Wire coat hanger
  • Sculpey modeling clay
  • Paint
  • Feathers