Feathered Friends Activity

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Updated on Jun 6, 2013

Create a feather-covered bird that won't fly away! This self-standing sculpture is heavily textured and layered. It'll give your kid an opportunity to experiment with layering and is a fun way to celebrate warmer weather.

What You Need:

  • Recycled paper tube
  • Colorful feathers
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange foam
  • Glue
  • Tempera paint
  • Brushes

What You Do:

  1. Have your child paint the tube using any color paints or patterns he likes. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  2. Have him cut a small handful of feathers in half. We used 3-4 cut feathers per bird.
  3. He can now glue the googly eyes onto his bird's face.
  4. Have him cut a small triangle from the orange foam to create a bird beak. Gently bend it almost in half and help him glue it to the face of the bird.
  5. Glue feathers around the bird's body. It's okay if you can see the paint coming through the feathers, this just makes the bird even more beautiful.
  6. Don't forget to have him attach one or two feathers at the very top of the bird to give it a colorful crown.
  7. Make as many feathered friends as you like and share them with your human friends!

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