This week we learned about birds :)
and made birds like these
and some like these:
For some reason I thought that this simple design for a paper bird would be easy to find on the internet; the little paper bird with accordion-like wings that could move up and down seemed vaguely familiar but I have no idea where I got the idea.
So I made my own pattern for the bird and have it here to share with you.
This post is a throw back to my Preschool posts. It provides a great activity to do with your little ones.
Just click on this image to enlarge and print it:
Cut on the solid lines and fold the wings on the dotted lines like so:
Glue it all together to make wings for your bird.
Here are two patterns for some bird bodies:
A Blue Jay:
And a Mourning Dove:
I printed these birds on cardstock, traced them on the back so that the birds were reversible and let the kids cut and color out the birds.
Folding the paper provided a great fine motor skill activity. Once the wings were glued on, the kids had fun "flapping" them around the house.
And now the birds are hung from our ceiling fan like a giant mobile:
I added a few of these birds I was inspired to make from here.
To make the project quicker, I used cardstock for these birds instead of cardboard.
These birds were a ton of fun to make because I got to pick and assemble some of my unique, pretty scrapbooking paper ;)
Now all these birds are happily "flying" around our children's area.
I hope you all have had a great weekend!
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