Funny bird collage/drawing

birdTOTLast weekend we had dinner at a street fair and we ventured to the kids craft tent to see if there was anything nice and easy for my 4-year-old to do. And that’s where we made these funny birds!

My son loved it, and it was a super simple project… something I could even organise myself! His bird is now hanging proudly in his room, and so is the one I made for his sister.
Just get a rectangle of heavy coloured paper (any colour will do, these are funny birds), the long side should be double the length of the short side. Fold along the median, so that now you have a square. Unfold and now fold along the squares diagonals, so you will now have a triangle.
To create the beak you must slightly overlap the folded parts — you can obviously create beaks of any width. Just glue it in the middle of a white sheet of paper and let your child create his bird, or any other beaked animal!

-Michela

4 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Cassi | September 21, 2009 | Reply

So cute!! I love how it gives the child a place to start but is still open-ended enough to engage their creative side :)

2. zolimome | September 21, 2009 | Reply

I LOVE THAT !!!!

3. baroquebabies | September 22, 2009 | Reply

cute! Could be a good craft idea for our english playgroup. Thanks!

4. Looks like learning to me « Alchemy in Alameda | September 25, 2009 | Reply

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