Colourful Finches – Summer Crafts

The perfect summer arts and crafts for kids! Make these colourful Finches and place them in flower beds or plant pots to help make your garden colourful for the summer! Read the simple instructions below to get started on this summer arts and crafts:

Art materials you will need:

Instructions for your Colourful Finches:

Step 1: Draw a 12cm diameter circle onto coloured paper, you could use a bowl to draw round as a guide. Cut out the circle then fold it in half for the bird’s body.

Step 2: Cut some coloured paper into curved shapes then glue onto both sides the folded circle to make coloured patches on the head and body. Trim around the edge if there are any overhanging pieces. Add wings in another colour.

Step 3: Open out the body then glue a forked tail and a triangular beak to the inside edge near the fold. Tape a thin wooden stick to the middle of the circle.

Step 4: Glue around the edge of the circle then fold it back. Glue wobbly eyes onto both sides.

Hints and Tips: Add your own variations for different colours and beak shapes!

This great project has been designed by Charlotte Stowell and supplied by Creative Steps. Each issue of Creative Steps Magazine contains dozens of inspiring ideas and fun crafts to help you encourage learning through creative play. Ideal for everyone caring for young children. Get an exclusive 33% discount on an annual subscription with Creative Steps by using promo code EYRXT33 at:

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