Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kids Craft: Fuzzy Bird

(Don't forget to link up to my Marvelous Mess party....I will be picking one project to feature onmy sidebar for a week!!)


It has been a while since I posted anything about the craft time that I host at my local library. Once a week, I volunteer to do a craft with preschool age kids (though in the summer the age varies....and so does the technicality of the projects!!). The library has a budget for me and everything. This week we made the bird you see above....with many great variations in style thanks to the creative minds of the kiddos. 

Supply List:
Colored Styrofoam Eggs (found at A. C. Moore....on sale right now too. They come in a long tube.)
Tacky Glue
Yellow Felt 
Feather Boa/ Feathers 
Floral Wire
Googly Eyes
Pen

~Shape floral wire into little three-toed feet and stuff them into the underside of the eggs. 
~Trim little diamond shapes out the yellow felt. 
~Put a dot of glue in the middle of the egg where you want the beak to be and, using the pen, poke the yellow felt (in the middle of the diamond) into the hole.
~Put two dots of glue for the eyes and add those googlies. 

~Trim pieces of feather boa for wings and tail feathers. 
~Use the point of the pen to put them into place. If using regular feathers, pick ones with strong stems and poke them in.
*The little ribbon on the egg actually came on it that way....it also had a loop which I trimmed off*
 You should have seen some of the kiddo's creations. I wish I had taken pictures, but I forgot my camera!! We had birds with mohawks and all other kinds of craziness. It was very cool.
You've got to try this craft for some little kiddos.....I made this one up in my head, but I have no doubt plenty of other crafters/teachers have tried something along these same lines. I was inspired with the foam eggs from Family Fun. If you like the eggs the little birdito is sitting on, check out my Wax Eggs post.
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