Rocking Bird

Children will love creating this rocking bird and decorating it with feathers and paint.

It will surely brighten up and room. To make it you will need the following:

Paper Plate
Paints
Coloured Feathers
Coloured Card – including orange
Googly Eyes
Paintbrush
Newspaper
Scissors
Glue
Stapler

To make a Rocking Bird

  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper. Fold a paper plate in half to create the body of your rocking bird.
  2. Take a paintbrush and paints. Have fun decorating the bird, making it really bright and colourful. Leave the paint to dry before moving on to the next step.
  3. It is now time to make the beak for your bird. Fold some orange card in half then cut out a triangle on the fold-line. Glue it in position. Next, stick on a pair of googly eyes.
  4. Cut out several long, thin strips of coloured card. Staple a bunch of thin strips onto the bottom of the bird to make tail feathers. Glue some feathers onto the bird’s body. Try out your colourful rocking bird now complete!
This great project has been supplied by Creative Steps magazine – fun ideas for everyone caring for young children. Each issue of Creative Steps contains dozens of fun, inspiring ideas to help you encourage learning through creative play.

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