Time for another Unplugged Project over at the Unplug Your Kids blog. This week’s theme was birds. The girls had been asking to do a “project,” which means they wanted to do something craft-like. So, we made these simple toilet paper tube birds.
I think they are pretty self-explanatory! We painted the tubes, and while they dried the girls cut out wings and a beak. I helped my 3-year-old with cutting out the wing shape, then she cut “fringe” all around to make it look like feathers. Good scissor practice! When the paint was pretty much dry (we weren’t very patient!), we glued on the wings, beak, & googly eyes. I had envisioned the birds standing up, which is how my 3-year-old made hers. My 5-year-old came up with the bird in flight — I love it!
The girls are really interested in birds and bird-watching, so there may be more bird activities to come!